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Narendra Modi Stadium

World’s Largest Stadium, The Narendra Modi Stadium

The Narendra Modi Stadium situated in Ahmedabad; India founded in 1982. It is also known as Motera Gujarat Stadium or Sardar Patel Stadium. It has a capacity of 132,000 individuals. However, this stadium is claimed as the largest Cricket Stadium. Gujarat Cricket Association is known to be its proprietor. Thus, it hosts different leagues including ODI’s, T20’s, Test matches, FC, List-A, and Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Stadium is having 76seats for the executives. The field size is about 160 meters x 140 meters (180yd x 150yd). It coordinates in 23.092°N 72.597°E.

NameNarendra Modi Stadium
Previous NamesMotera Cricket Stadium/ Sardar Patel Stadium
OwnerGujarat Cricket Association
Capacity1,32,000 people
Executive Seats76
Seat TypeSloped
Recorded Attendance1,01,566
Field Size160meters x 140 meters (180yd x 150yd)
Directions23.092°N 72.597°E.  
Stadium Facts

The stadium underwent its first makeover in its history in 2006. It consequently became the primary location for international or domestic leagues. It was completely demolished from 2015 until February 2020. It costs about 800 crore Indian rupees, or $100 million.

International Matches Played in the Stadium

Test Series:

The stadium has hosted numerous international leagues over the years. Furthermore, India and the West Indies played the first test match in 1983. India was defeated in that match. Later in 1987, a test series between the two rivals, India and Pakistan, was played; regrettably, the game ended in a draw. Since then, from 1994 to 2023, a number of matches have been played between India and international teams, including Sri Lanka, South Africa, New Zealand, England, and Australia. The majority of them saw India triumph, although a few ended in draws and a few witnessed India lose.

Test Match Summary

Team 2WinnerMarginDate
West IndiesWest Indies138runsNov 1983      
Pakistandrawn—-Mar 1987
Sri-LankaIndiaInns and 17runsFeb 1994
South AfricaIndia64runsNov,1996
New ZealandDrawn—-Oct-Nov 1999
New ZealandDrawn—-Oct 2003
Sri LankaIndia259runsDec 2005
South AfricaSouth AfricaInns and 90runsApr 2008
Sri-LankaDrawn—-Nov 2009
New ZealandDrawn—-Nov,2010
EnglandIndia9wicketsNov 2012
EnglandIndia10wicketsFeb 2021
EnglandIndiaInns and 25runsMar 2021
AustraliaDrawn—–Mar 2023
Approximately 15 different teams played matches in Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The first batting team succeeded in four games. While the first bowling team won 4 games. Throughout the test series, the average first-inning score was 347 runs. However, the average score for the second inning was 353 runs. The third inning’s average score was 232. Although the average score during the fourth inning was 147, Sri Lanka’s 760/7 against India during the test series was the highest score ever recorded. India was the only team to score 76 runs against South Africa, which was the lowest total.
Total Test Series15
First Batting Win4
First Bowling Win4
Average Score in First Inning347
Average Score in second inning353
Average Score in third inning232
Average Score in Fourth Inning147
Highest score760/7
Lowest score76/10
About 28 ODIs have been played in this stadium, of which 16 were won by the first batting team and 12 by the first bowling team. Average scores in the first inning are 235. However, in the 2nd inning, the average score is 203. The highest score recorded was 365/2 by South Africa against India. While the lowest score recorded was 85/10 by Zimbabwe against the West Indies. The highest score chased is 325/5 by India against the West Indies. Subsequently, the lowest score defended was 196/10 by the West Indies against India. The average strike rate in the stadium is about 85.0.
Total ODIs28
First Batting Win16
First Bowling Win12
Average Score in First Inning235
Average Score in second inning203
Highest score365/2
Lowest score85/10
Highest Score Chased325/5
Lower Score Defeated196/10
Average strike rate85.0
Since 2012, approximately ten T20 matches have been played. India won the most of them. In addition, teams that batted first won six matches, whereas teams that bowled first won four matches. 160 runs are scored on average in the first inning. 137 runs are scored on average during the second inning. India’s total versus New Zealand was the highest. However, New Zealand’s score versus India was the lowest. India chased England for the highest score. at addition, West Indies women’s team vs. Indian women’s team at the stadium had the lowest defended score.
Total T20’s10
First Batting Win6
First Bowling Win4
Average Score in First Inning160
Average Score in second inning137
Highest score234/4
Lowest score66/10
Highest Score Chased166/3
Lower Score Defeated107/7
Average strike rate148.1
Indian Premier League (IPL)

27 IPL matches were played at Narendra Modi Stadium. Additionally, the records revealed that while the chasing teams won fourteen matches, the first batters won thirteen. In total, 27 cricket matches were played there, and 8750 runs were scored over 6283 balls. Since the strike rate is 139.2, the per-run ratio is 324.07.
Total Matches27
First Batting Win13
First Bowling Win14
Highest score227
Lowest score102
Average strike rate139.2
International Information of the Narendra Modi Stadium

First TestWest Indies vs. IndiaNov 1983
Last TestAustralia vs. IndiaMar 2023
First ODIAustralia vs. IndiaOctober 1984
Last ODIWest Indies vs. IndiaFebruary,2022
First T20IPakistan vs. IndiaDecember 2012
Last T20INew Zealand vs. IndiaFebruary 2023
First WODIAustralia vs. IndiaMarch 2012
Last WODIBangladesh vs. IndiaApril 2013
First WT20IWest Indies vs. IndiaJanuary 2011
Last WT201West Indies vs. IndiaJanuary 2011
International Information of the Stadium

After about a decade, India is hosting the Cricket World Cup. The tournament matches are going to be held in 11 different cities in India. One of them is Ahmedabad. As five matches of the tournament will be played in Narendra Modi Stadium. It includes the Opening match between New Zealand and England, which will be held in Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. An interesting fact to know is that the most anticipated match between the two rival states, India and Pakistan, will also be held in Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat. The brief Summary of matches held in Narendra Modi Stadium is as follows:
TeamDate and Time
New Zealand vs. England5th October at 2:00pm
Pakistan vs. India14th October at 2:00pm
Australia vs. England4th November at 2:00pm
South Africa vs. Afghanistan10th November at 2:00pm
Final of World Cup 202319th November at 2:00pm
World Cup Matches Played at Narendra Modi Stadium
Narendra Modi Stadium
Narendra Modi Stadium

World Cup Matches Played at Stadium

India hosted the ICC World Cup three times: in 1987, 1996, and 2011. During those World Cups, about five matches were played in Narendra Modi Stadium, also known as Sardar Patel Stadium.   

India defeated Zimbabwe in a 1987 ICC World Cup match by a margin of seven wickets. India won the toss and decided to field first in that match.

That venue hosted a game between New Zealand and England during the 1996 ICC World Cup. New Zealand won the game by 11 runs despite England winning the toss and electing to field.

The Narendra Modi Stadium hosted three ICC World Cup matches in 2011. Australia and South Africa played a match on February 21st. Australia elected to bat after winning the toss. By 91 runs, Australia triumphed. Zimbabwe and New Zealand squared off in the tournament’s second game on March 4 at Narindra Modi Stadium. Zimbabwe elected to bat after winning the toss. But New Zealand prevailed in the game. The third stadium game between Australia and India took place on March 24. India defeated its opponent by five wickets. Sachin Tendulkar reached a lifetime milestone by finishing his 18,000th ODI run during this game.

Pitch of Narendra Modi Stadium

The pitch at Narendra Modi Stadium is regarded as bowler-friendly because it is a slow wicket. It first restricts the batsman’s ability to score significantly. The surface does suit the batsman later on, though, and that is why very few of the test matches played here conclude.


  • England and India played the first day-night Test Match on February 24, 2021.
  • In a match against Pakistan in the 1986–87 Test Series, Gavaskar reached his 10,000 run milestone.
  • In 1994, Kapil Dev broke Sir Richard Hadlee’s record by capturing nine wickets in a row in a single game.
  • In October 1999, Sachin Tendulkar scored 200 runs against New Zealand.
  • Tendulkar reached 30,000 runs in international cricket and completed his 20-year international career in 2009 during a match against Sri Lanka.
  • Tendulkar made history in 2011 by scoring 1800 scores in an ODI while confronting Australia in a World Cup match.
  • Villiers amassed his first 200 runs against India in the second test match between South Africa and India.

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  1. The best article, which gives short but comprehensive information about the stadium, only a cricket fan can understand how much it means to have a good pitch with a good team and how important the ratio of winning depends on the ground matches played in past shows

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