Narendra Modi Stadium: Stats, Pitch Report, and More l Largest Cricket Stadium in the World

Narendra Modi Stadium

Narendra Modi Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in the world. Previously it was known as Sardar Patel Stadium but renamed in honor of the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi Modi. It is located in Motera, Ahmedabad, Gujrat. Narendra Modi Stadium holds a special place in the hearts of cricket fans worldwide. It is the largest stadium in the world because it has the largest seating capacity. It is capable of accommodating over 100,000 cricket lovers to sit and enjoy the match.

Narendra Modi Stadium was constructed in 1983 but renovated in 2006. The stadium underwent a massive redevelopment project which was recently completed in 2020. In 2020, it was renamed as Narendra Modi Stadium. Development aims to enhance the visitor’s experience as well as moderate the infrastructure to meet international standards. It holds world-class amenities like modern seating arrangements, hospitality boxes, practice facilities and a media centre.

Facts Of Narendra Modi Stadium

  • Opened: 1982
  • Capacity: 132,000
  • Known As: Motera Gujarat Stadium, Sardar Patel Stadium
  • Ends: Adani Pavilion End, GMDC End
  • Location: Ahmedabad, India
  • Time Zone: UTC +05:30
  • Home To: Gujarat, Gujarat Titans
  • Floodlights: Yes
  • Curator: Bagira Thakur

Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report

Narendra Modi Stadium is known for its true bounce and even carry pitch, which offers a fair contest between bat and ball. It has five black soil pitches and six red soil pitches. The black soil pitches offer better bounce over the red soil pitches, which dry soon. Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch is the historically favoured batsmen, particularly in the initial days of Test matches or limited-overs fixtures. As per the recent matches, the batters have scored freely when batting first at the venue. In addition, fast bowlers also find assistance from the pitch in the evening session.

After the redevelopment program, several high-profile matches were hosted in the Narendra Modi Stadium.  It was the venue for the third Test match between India and England in February 2021, which is after the renovation program. In addition to international cricket, the stadium is a prominent venue for domestic tournaments like the Indian Premier League (IPL). Recently, Narendra Modi Stadium will host several IPL matches during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, starting from Friday (March 22).

Upcoming IPL Matches on Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch

  • Sun, 24 Mar ’24: Gujarat Titans (GT) vs Mumbai Indians (MI)
  • Sun, 31 Mar ’24: Gujarat Titans (GT) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SH)
  • Thu, 04 Apr ’24: Gujarat Titans (GT) vs Punjab Kings (PK)

 These matches are yet to begin in the upcoming weeks.

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Narendra Modi Stadium Ground Stats

Let’s check the stats in different matches-

Stats- Test Matches

  • Total Matches: 15
  • Matches won batting first: 4
  • Matches won bowling first: 4
  • Average 1st innings Score: 347 runs
  • Average 2nd innings Score: 353 runs
  • Average 3rd innings Score: 232 runs
  • Average 4th innings Score: 147 runs
  • The highest total recorded: 760/7 in 202.4 OVs by Sri Lanka vs India
  • The lowest total recorded: 76/10 in 20 OVs by India vs South Africa
  • The highest score chased: 80/1 in 15.3 OVs by India vs England
  • The lowest score defended: 105/10 in 38.5 OVs by South Africa vs India

STATS – ODI Matches

  • Total Matches: 33
  • Matches won batting first: 17
  • Matches won bowling first: 16
  • Average 1st innings Score: 237 runs
  • Average 2nd innings Score: 209 runs
  • Highest total recorded: 365/2 by 50 OVs by South Africa vs India
  • Lowest total recorded: 85/10 by 30.1 Ovs By Zimbabwe vs West Indies
  • Highest score chased: 325/5 by 47.4 Ovs By India vs West Indies
  • The lowest score defended: 196/10 by 48.3 Ovs By West Indies vs India

STATS – T20 Matches

  • Total Matches: 10
  • Matches won batting first: 6
  • Matches won bowling first: 4
  • Average 1st innings Score: 160 runs
  • Average 2nd innings Score: 137 runs
  • Highest total recorded: 234/4 by 20 OVs by India vs New Zealand
  • The lowest total recorded: 66/10 by 12.1 OVs by New Zealand vs India
  • Highest score chased: 166/3 by 17.5 Ovs By India vs England
  • Lowest score defended: 107/7 (20 Ovs) By West Indies Women vs India Women

Narendra Modi Stadium Memorable Moments

There are many memorable moments at the Narendra Modi Stadium like-

  • In February 2021, Narendra Modi Stadium hosted its inaugural Test match which is a historic moment in cricket history.
  • During the third test match between India and England, Spinners Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin showcase their bowling performance and make the audience crazy.
  • Axar Patel made his test debut in the Narendra Modi Stadium and took five wickets in the first innings.
  • India’s comprehensive victory in the match, by an innings and 25 runs only in the Narendra Modi Stadium
  • The sight of the Narendra Modi Stadium filled with cricket fans and players makes it a premier cricketing destination.

Frequently Asked Question on Narendra Modi Stadium:-

Q.1 What is the highest score in Narendra Modi Stadium ODI?

365/2 is the highest score in the Narendra Modi Stadium ODI, which was scored by South African giant India.

Q.2 Which is largest cricket stadium in world?

Narendra Modi Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 1,32,000.

Q.3 How many people can sit in Modi stadium?

1,32,000 can sit in Modi Stadium after the renovation program.

Q.4 What is the highest run chase at Narendra Modi Stadium?

IN 2002, India won by a 325-run target against the West Indies, which was the highest run chase at Narendra Modi Stadium.

Q.5 Is Ahmedabad a slow pitch?

Typically, yes Ahmedabad is a slow pitch. It has two pitches, blank and red. Black soil pitch has cracks which do not hold the pitch together and make it slow.

Q.6 Is the pitch at Ahmedabad for IND vs Australia?

A recent World cup match between India vs Australia was held on the pitch of Ahmedabad and behaved in a manner contrary to India’s expectations.

Q.7 Is Ahmedabad a batting pitch or spin pitch?

Ahmedabad pitch is suitable for both. It offers a balanced game in the white-ball cricket.

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