Mumbai: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly said on Wednesday that he would miss visiting the venue of the third Test between Motera Stadium – India and England.
The Motera Stadium, which hosts the day-night Test between India and England, is scheduled to begin on Wednesday. Motera is now the world’s largest cricket stadium with a capacity of 1,32,000 spectators.
“Will miss being at the stadium today ..what an effort it must have been to create this ..pink test was our dream and it’s going be the 2nd one in India. hope to see full stands like last time. Under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime minister @narendramodi Amit Shah @AmitShah..,” Ganguly tweeted.
Will miss being at the stadium today ..what an effort it must have been to create this ..pink test was our dream and it's going be the 2nd one in india.hope to see full stands like last time. Under the leadership of Honble Prime minister @narendramodi Amit Shah @AmitShah .. pic.twitter.com/za7vdYHTN0
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) February 24, 2021
Most cricket grounds are round in shape, but Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium is oval. And the reason behind this is to make sure that the size of the boundary is the same regardless of the pitch on which the match is being played.
There are a total of 11 pitches on the ground – six are of red clay and five are of black soil. More than confident after defeating England in the second Test in Chennai, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team will try to maintain the momentum of the win when they take the field in the pink ball test.
India needs to win the ongoing series by at least a 2–1 margin to make the WTC final, but if the side loses another game, Kohli and the boys will be out of contention for the WTC.
On the other hand, England will have to win both the remaining matches to qualify for the WTC final and if the series ends in a 1-1 or 2-2 draw, Australia will lead the WTC to the final.