ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad Pitch Report, ODI Records & Stats:The historic Narendra Modi Stadium is undergoing its last round of renovations in preparation for hosting the ICC World Cup 2023. This Ahmedabad venue is not only set to host the opening match but also the grand final, in addition to other significant games during the 48-game event in India. With just a few nights left before the start of the ICC World Cup 2023, this article will provide an insight into the Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad Pitch Report for the tournament, along with ODI Records & Stats.

Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad Pitch Report for World Cup 2023

WC 2023: Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad Overview

Stadium NameNarendra Modi Stadium
Previously KnownMotera Cricket Stadium, 
Governing BodyGujarat Cricket Association (GCA)
Seating Capacity1,34,000
EndsAdani Pavilion End, Reliance End
Field size160 m X 140 m
International Games15 Tests, 26 ODIs and 7 T20Is

The world’s largest cricket stadium, with a capacity exceeding 100,000 spectators, is all set to host the opening clash of the ICC World Cup 2023 between England and New Zealand on October 5. This match will mark the beginning of this grand event, which will culminate with the final on November 19.

In total, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will be the venue for five games during the World Cup 2023. These crucial matches include the highly anticipated India vs. Pakistan encounter on October 14, England vs. Australia on November 4, and South Africa vs. Afghanistan on November 10.

While the stadium has previously hosted three World Cup matches – one in 1999 and three during the 2011 World Cup – it will make history by hosting its maiden World Cup game on October 5 following its recent revamp.

Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad Pitch Report for World Cup 2023

The Narendra Modi Stadium boasts six black soil pitches and five red soil pitches, which can be alternated by the curators. The red soil pitches offer more support to the seamers, while the black soil ones still provide decent conditions for bowlers, especially with good bounce. As the game progresses, the surface tends to slow down, making it favorable for spinners.

Batsmen have generally found the surface to be quite supportive. While the initial overs may pose a challenge, once a batsman settles in, it becomes akin to a batting paradise. The ICC World Cup 2023 matches are scheduled as day-night fixtures, introducing the dew factor, which is expected to enhance batting conditions further in the second innings.

Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad World Cup 2023 Matches Schedule

Details of all matches to be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad during the ICC World Cup 2023:

DateDayMatch DetailsTime (IST)
05 OctoberThursdayEngland vs New Zealand2:00 PM 
14 OctoberSaturdayIndia vs Pakistan 2:00 PM 
04 NovemberSaturdayEngland vs Australia2:00 PM 
10 NovemberFridaySouth Africa vs Afghanistan2:00 PM 
19 NovemberSundayFINAL2:00 PM 

ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad ODI Records & Stats

Total ODIs hosted26
Avg 1st Innings Total242
Won Batting 1st14
Won Batting 2nd12
India won10
Visitors won08
Neutral Teams won08
Highest Total365/2 by RSA vs IND in 2010
Lowest Total85/10 by ZIM vs WI in 2006
Highest Successful Chase(IND) 325/5 in 47.4 overs vs WI in 2002
Lowest Total Defended(WI) 196/10 vs IND in 1988
Highest Individual Score(IND) Sourav Ganguly – 144 (152) vs ZIM in 2000
Best Bowling Figures(IND) Prasidh Krishna – 4/12 in 9 overs vs WI in 2022
Most Runs(IND) Rahul Dravid – 342 Runs in 5 Innings
Most Runs (Among Active Players)(IND) Rohit Sharma – 221 Runs in 5 Innings
Most Wickets(IND) Kapil Dev – 10 wickets in 6 games
Most Wickets (among active players)(IND) Prasidh Krishna – 09 Wickets in 3 matches

Narendra Modi Stadium World Cup Records

  • Matches: 4
  • Won Batting First: 2
  • Won Chasing: 2

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