| On Mar 9, 2021 1:49 PM IST

India vs England Test: Motera Stadium To Be Renamed As Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium

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India vs England Test: Team India and England are all set to lock horns in the third Test match that will be a pink-ball day-night fixture starting later in the day at the largest cricket stadium, Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. The four-match Test series between India and England stands level at 1-1 and things are pretty interestingly poised, with both the teams aiming to seal the that important spot in the final of the ICC World Test Championship alongside New Zealand. Ahead of the historic India vs England 3rd Test, in the honour of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Motera Cricket Stadium is all set to be renamed as the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium.

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IND vs ENG: World’s largest cricket stadium inaugurated

The magnificent Motera which holds a spectacular capacity of 1,10,000 spectators, is all set to host the second pink ball Test in India after the day-night game against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in 2019. The Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the world’s largest cricket stadium. BCCI secretary Jay Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju were also present in the inauguration ceremony.

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India vs England Pink Ball Test: England opt to bat

The visiting England captain Joe Root has won the toss and opted to bat first against India in the day-night Test match. England have made as many as four changes to their playing eleven with Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Jofra Archer and James Anderson returning in the side. On the other hand, Indian captain Virat Kohli has surely made some astonishing choices for the third Test with Jasprit Bumrah replacing Mohammed Siraj and the big surprising change in Washington Sundar coming in the side for Kuldeep Yadav. During the toss, Kohli mentioned that they wanted to strengthen their batting which is the major reason for the inclusion of Sundar.

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Kuljyot Singh

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