The much-awaited cricket tournament - Cricket World Cup 2023 is back for its 13th edition. The opening match will witness the finalists of the last World Cup - England and New Zealand going head to head once again on 5th October at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The match will kick-off the 2023 edition of the Cricket World Cup, which is the biggest cricket tournament and takes place after every 4 years.
Let’s take a look at the Pitch Report for this match.
Narendra Modi Stadium, earlier known as Motera Stadium, has a pitch which used to assist but in the last few years the pitch has shown balanced traits. We saw some high scoring games on this track in the IPL this year.
The team batting first has won 53% of total ODIs here and the odds are still in favour of the team who will bat first here. The ball comes on to the bat pretty well in the 1st innings during noon hours and as the pitch is played, it starts becoming slow and provides an opportunity for the spin bowlers to pick wickets and get the breakthrough.
The par score has to be around 310. Anything more than 340 should be easy to defend on this pitch.
The weather forecast predicts a clear and sunny day with temperature hovering around 34°C. The humidity levels are expected around 42-50%.
Narendra Modi Stadium, formerly known as Motera Cricket Stadium, serves as the home ground of Gujarat Cricket Association.
The stadium was built in 1983 but it was completely demolished in 2015 and was rebuilt at a cost of INR 800 crore and opened again in February 2020. The stadium is currently the largest cricket stadium in the world with the seating capacity of 132,000 spectators.
During the IPL 2022 final, the ground recorded the highest match attendance of 101.566 spectators and registered a name in the Guinness Book of World Records for the same.