World's largest cricket stadium gears up to host Team India's 3rd Test match against Joe Root-led England –watch tweets of players.

[Edited By: Vijay]

Wednesday, 24th February , 2021 02:06 pm

The newly reconstructed Sardar Patel Stadium the Motera stadium now renamed as Narendra modi stadium will unfold another glorious chapter in Indian cricket as the world's largest cricket arena gears up to host Team India's 3rd Test match against Joe Root-led England on Wednesday. First opened for the aficionados of the gentlemen's game in the early 1980s, the iconic Sardar Patel Stadium was closed for reconstruction in 2015. Six years later, the Motera is all set to host its first international match which is touted to be the series decider between the two ICC World Test Championship frontrunners.


The stadium boasts the newly installed LED floodlights which will help players spot the aerial balls in India's third pink-ball Test match in the international arena. Outclassing the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in terms of crowd capacity,  Narendra modi stadium has a seating capacity of 1,10,000. The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has reportedly opted to sell 55,000 tickets for the upcoming two-Test matches which are a part of the ongoing four-match series.

The Narendra modi stadium is the only stadium in the world to have 11 centre pitches on the main ground. Gujarat Cricket Association's joint secretary Anil Patel had asserted that the Narendra modi stadium is also the only stadium in the world with four dressing rooms for the players. From Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya to former England skipper Kevin Pietersen, a host of cricketers and pundits are simply stunned by the sight of the world's biggest cricket stadium.

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