ENG vs NZ ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score
Updated on: Oct 4, 2023 1:29 pm IST
It will be a repeat of the final from the last edition of the World Cup as New Zealand take on the defending champions England in the opening game of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The match will be played on 5th October at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad at 2:00 PM IST.
England have turned into a beast in white-ball format and they are coming to the mega event with a ton of confidence. Furthermore, they have already displayed their attacking intent in the warm-up game against Bangladesh.
On the other hand, New Zealand have the ability to surprise anyone and counting them out early on will be a massive mistake. The Kiwis have already defeated Pakistan and South Africa in their warm-up matches and they will be eager to avenge their loss to England in the final.
In this post, we will take a closer look at the Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, and Average Score ahead of the World Cup clash between England and New Zealand.
Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report
Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad Pitch usually is a good batting track and the batters will enjoy playing on this surface alongside the quick outfield. However, the spinners are expected to get some turn and bounce during the daytime. Further, the batting gets easier under the lights.
Last Three Results at the Venue:
- India (265/10 in 50 overs) defeated West Indies (169/10 in 37.1 overs) by 96 runs – 11 February 2022
- India (237/9 in 50 overs) defeated West Indies (193/10 in 46 overs) by 44 runs – 9 February 2022
- West Indies (176/10 in 43.5 overs) lost to India (178/4 in 28 overs) by 6 wickets – 6 February 2022
England ODI record in Narendra Modi Stadium
England have played only two one-day matches at this venue. They have won one and lost one.
England’s Highest Total at the venue: 276/7 in 48.3 overs vs West Indies in 2006
England’s Lowest Total at the venue: 228/10 in 50 overs vs New Zealand in 1996
New Zealand ODI record in Narendra Modi Stadium
The Blackcaps have played only two one-day matches here and won both of them.
New Zealand’s Highest Total at the venue: 239/6 in 50 overs vs England in 1996
New Zealand’s Lowest Total at the venue: N/A
England vs New Zealand ODI Head-to-Head
England Won: 45
New Zealand Won: 44
No Result: 4
Highest Total For England: 408/9 in 50 overs in 2015
Lowest Total For England: 89/10 in 37.2 overs in 2002
Highest Total For New Zealand: 398/5 in 50 overs in 2015
Lowest Total For New Zealand: 134/10 in 42.1 overs in 1984
Narendra Modi Stadium Ground Info
Seating Capacity: 132000
Number of matches hosted: 15 Tests, 26 ODIs, and 7 T20Is.
Narendra Modi Stadium ODI Stats and Records
Total Matches Played: 26
Home Team (India) Won: 10
Visiting Team Won: 8
Neutral Side Won: 8
No Result: 0
Match Tied: 0
Average 1st Innings Score: 242
Matches Won Batting 1st: 14
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 12
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: 144 by Sourav Ganguly (India) vs Zimbabwe in 2000
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 – 10 wickets in 6 matches
Most Sixes in ODIs at this venue: Sourav Ganguly (7 sixes)
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