IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Rajkot Stadium Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score

Updated on: Feb 14, 2024 2:35 pm IST

IND vs ENG 3rd Test, Sourashtra Cricket Stadium Rajkot Venue details

India will meet England for the 3rd Test on February 15. Sourashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot will host this fixture at 9:30 PM IST. The marquee five-match series is locked at 1-1 after India and England pulled off thrilling victories in Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad respectively.

India have been handed another massive blow going into the 3rd Test against England on Monday as former vice-captain KL Rahul is ruled out of the upcoming encounter. After restoring parity in the five-match saga, Rohit Sharma’s Team India announced a Virat Kohli-less squad for the remainder of the Test series against England on Saturday. While former skipper Kohli opted out of the remainder of the red-ball series, out-of-form batter Shreyas Iyer was dropped from the Test squad. In the meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja was seen batting in the nets and is likely to come back in this match.

Check Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, and Average Score ahead of the 3rd Test between India and England.

Rajkot Cricket Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch in Rajkot is expected to be an excellent wicket for IND vs ENG 3rd Test match. As the game progresses, spinners are likely to dominate on day 3, 4 and 5. Both bowlers and batsmen will have something to look forward to on this pitch. Additionally, the pitch is expected to provide a bit more assistance to spinners.

Is Rajkot Cricket Stadium a batting or bowling pitch?

The recent Test matches played here, have revealed a Batting wicket.

Last Result at the Venue: (Oct 4-6, 2018)

India – 649/9d (Pacers – 1w, Spinners – 6w) & 323/4d (Pacers – 3w, Spinners – 6w)

West Indies – 181/10 (Pacers – 3w, Spinners – 6w) & 196/10 (Pacers – 0w, Spinners – 10w)

India won by an innings and 272 runs.

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India Test record in Rajkot Cricket Stadium

India have played 2 Test matches at this venue, won 1 and drawn 1 of them.

India’s Highest Total: 649/9d vs West Indies in 2018

India’s Lowest Total: 172/6 vs England in 2016

England Test record in Rajkot Cricket Stadium

England have played 1 Test match at this venue and drawn 1 of them.

England’s Highest Total: 537/10 vs India in 2016

England’s Lowest Total: 260/3d vs India in 2016

Rajkot Cricket Stadium Ground Info

Seating Capacity: 28000
Number of matches hosted: 2 Tests, 4 ODIs, and 5 T20Is

Rajkot Cricket Stadium Test Stats and Records

Total Matches Played: 2
Home Team (India) Won: 1
Visiting Team Won: 0
Neutral Side Won: 0
Drawn: 1

Average 1st Innings Score: 593
Matches Won Batting 1st: 1
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 0
Highest Team Total: 649/9 by India vs West Indies in 2018

Lowest Team Total: 181 All Out by West Indies vs India in 2018

Highest Individual Score: Virat Kohli (India) – 139 vs West Indies in 2018
Best Bowling Figures: Kuldeep Yadav (India) – 5 for 57 vs West Indies in 2018
Most Runs: Cheteshwar Pujara & Virat Kohli (India) – 228 runs in 3 innings
Most Wickets: R Ashwin (India) – 9 wickets in 2 matches
Most Sixes in Test at this venue: Ravindra Jadeja (India) – 6 Sixes

Stats of India Players at the Rajkot Cricket Stadium in Test

  • Ravindra Jadeja: 144 runs in 3 innings & 7 wickets in 4 innings
  • Ravi Ashwin: 109 runs in 3 innings & 9 wickets in 4 innings
  • Kuldeep Yadav: 6 wickets in 2 innings

ODI:

  • Rohit Sharma: 188 runs in 3 matches
  • Mohammed Siraj: 1 wicket in 1 innings
  • Jasprit Bumrah: 4 wickets in 2 innings

T20I:

  • Shubman Gill: 46 runs in 1 match
  • Axar Patel: 34 runs & 2 wickets in 3 innings

Stats of England Players at Rajkot Cricket Stadium in Test

  • Jonny Bairstow: 46 runs in 1 innings
  • Joe Root: 128 runs in 2 innings
  • Ben Stokes: 157 runs & 1 wicket in 2 innings
  • Ben Duckett: 13 runs in 1 innings

As of now, no other players from England’s current squad played any international matches at this stadium.

Active Batters with most runs at Rajkot Cricket Stadium in Test

  • Cheteshwar Pujara – 228 Runs in 3 innings
  • Virat Kohli – 228 runs in 3 innings
  • Ben Stokes – 157 runs in 2 innings

Active bowlers with most wickets at Rajkot Cricket Stadium in Test

  • Ravi Ashwin – 9 wickets in 4 innings
  • Ravindra Jadeja – 7 wickets in 4 innings
  • Kuldeep Yadav: 6 wickets in 2 innings
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