ENG vs AUS ICC World Cup 2023: Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score
Updated on: Nov 3, 2023 3:40 pm IST
The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the next chapter of the England and Australia rivalry as the two sides will lock horns in the 36th match of the ODI World Cup 2023.
Australia have bounced back in the race to the semifinals with four consecutive victories and they will be eyeing the fifth one to get closer to the semifinals.
On the other hand, England are in danger of missing out on a spot in the Champions Trophy 2025 and need a win here to finish among the top 8. Meanwhile, they have already been out of the semifinal race.
In this post, we will take a look at the Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, and Average Score ahead of the World Cup clash between England and Australia.
Narendra Modi Stadium’s Pitch Report
It is a sporting surface but still, the conditions are more in the favour of the batters. The wicket is hard, hence, the ball is expected to come to the bat nicely. While the spinners are expected to get some help during the first innings, the batting is expected to get easier under the lights because of the dew.
Is Narendra Modi Stadium a batting or a bowling pitch?
Last Three Results at the Venue:
- Pakistan (191/10 in 42.5 overs) lost to India (192/3 in 30.3 overs) by 7 wickets – 14 Ocotber 2023
- England (282/9 in 50 overs) lost to New Zealand (283/1 in 36.2 overs) by 9 wickets – 5 October 2023
- India (265/10 in 50 overs) defeated West Indies (169/10 in 37.1 overs) by 96 runs – 11 February 2022
It is more of a batting surface but there will be some help available for the bowlers. It is evident from the last two matches, the batting is expected to get easier during the second innings.
England ODI record in Narendra Modi Stadium
England have played only three ODI matches at this venue. They have won one game and lost the other two.
England’s Highest Total at the venue: 282/9 in 50 overs vs New Zealand in 2023
England’s Lowest Total at the venue: 228/10 in 50 overs vs New Zealand in 1996
Australia ODI record in Narendra Modi Stadium
Australia have played 5 ODI matches at this venue. They have won three matches and lost two.
Australia’s Highest Total at the venue: 262/6 in 50 overs vs Zimbabwe in 2011
Australia’s Lowest Total at the venue: 141/10 in 43.3 overs vs India in 1986
Narendra Modi Stadium Ground Info
Seating Capacity: 132000
Number of matches hosted:15 Tests, 28 ODIs, and 7 T20Is.
Narendra Modi Stadium ODI Stats and Records
Total Matches Played: 28
Home Team (India) Won: 11
Visiting Team Won: 8
Neutral Side Won: 9
No Result: 0
Match Tied: 0
Average 1st Innings Score: 241
Matches Won Batting 1st: 14
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 14
Highest Team Total: 365/2 by South Africa vs India in 2010
Lowest Team Total: 85/10 by Zimbabwe vs West Indies in 2006
Highest Run Chase: 325/5 by India vs West Indies in 2002
Highest Individual Score: 152* by Devon Conway (New Zealand) vs England in 2023
Best Bowling Figures: 4/12 by Prasidh Krishna (India) vs West Indies in 2022
Most Runs: Rahul Dravid (India) – 342 runs in 5 matches
Most Wickets: Kapil Dev (India) – 10 wickets in 6 matches
Most Sixes in ODIs at this venue: Rohit Sharma (India) – 8 sixes
Stats of England Players at the Narendra Modi Stadium
- Joe Root – 77 runs in 1 match
- Jos Buttler – 43 runs in 1 match
- Jonny Bairstow – 33 runs in 1 match
- Sam Curran – 1 wicket in 1 match
Stats of Australia Players at the Narendra Modi Stadium
- None of the current Aussie player has played at this venue.
Active Batters with most runs at the Narendra Modi Stadium
- Rohit Sharma – 307 runs in 6 matches
- Virat Kohli – 192 runs in 8 matches
- Devon Conway – 152 runs in 1 match
Active bowlers with most wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium
- Prasidh Krishna (India) – 9 wickets in 3 matches
- Mohammed Siraj (India) – 7 wickets in 3 matches
- Alzarri Joseph (West Indies) – 6 wickets in 3 matches
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