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‘Is it ok for all pitches around the world to be just like that’: David Lloyd
The quality of the pitch had sparked a debate and drew criticism from several former England captains including Michael Vaughan and Alastair Cook.
Updated on Mar 16, 2021 03:54 PM IST
India outclass England by inn & 25 runs to win series 3-1, qualify for WTC final
India vs England: Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin starred with the ball again while Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar were outstanding with the bat for the hosts in the fourth Test. India win fourth Test in Ahmedabad to take series 3-1 and qualify for the World Test Championship final.
Published on Mar 06, 2021 03:49 PM IST
‘Won’t lose match as stadium’s name is Narendra Modi’: Thackeray’s dig at Centre
"You erase name of Vallabh bhai (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel), do not award Bharat Ratna to Savarkar (Veer Savarkar) and try to teach Hindutva to us," Thackeray said in Maharashtra assembly.
Updated on Mar 03, 2021 05:56 PM IST
Axar Patel eyes record fifer in 4th Test, also has a chance to get past Hirwani
India vs England: He upped the ante on home turf as the third Test was played in Ahmedabad, which was also a pink ball Test. Axar was in terrific form as he ended with figures of 6/38 and 5/32 to become the first bowler to pick 11 wickets in a pink ball Test.
Published on Mar 03, 2021 03:36 PM IST
India vs England: Vaughan posts photo in dug-up soil to take a dig at pitch
Vaughan's reaction comes after India took an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series after beating England within two days in the third Test match in Ahmedabad.
Updated on Mar 02, 2021 10:54 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor has a message for Indian cricket team. It has a 'spin'
Shashi Tharoor's message featured a picture of Gandhiji’s famous spinning wheel or Charkha along with the text 'spinners have always done well in Ahmedabad especially against England'
Updated on Feb 27, 2021 05:07 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Nothing in rules saying what type of pitch should be prepared: Geoffrey Boycott
Former England captains Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen, and Alastair Cook have spoken against the surface at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Updated on Feb 26, 2021 04:01 PM IST
Yuvraj irks fans with tweet on Motera pitch after India beat England in 2 days
Yuvraj Singh’s tweet on Ahmedabad pitch after India beat England by 10 wickets in two days, did not go down well with a section of fans as they took to Twitter to express their disappointments.
Updated on Feb 26, 2021 03:28 PM IST
Axar, Ashwin spin themselves into record books as India thump England by 10 wkts
India vs England: Axar became the first bowler to take 11 wickets in a pink ball Test while Ashwin became the fastest Indian to pick 400 Test wickets as the hosts took a 2-1 series lead.
Updated on Feb 25, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Why did England pick four pacers for a spinning track?
In its brief history, day-night Tests have tended to assist fast bowlers. In the 15 day-night Tests that have been played around the world before the ongoing match, fast bowlers have taken 354 wickets at an average of 24.47, and spinners 115 wickets at 35.38.
Updated on Feb 25, 2021 09:32 AM IST
Sanjjeev K Samyal, Mumbai
BJP, Congress trade barbs over Motera stadium renaming
At a cabinet briefing, union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad also hit out at the Congress and wondered if the top Congress leaders such as Sonia or Rahul Gandhi have even bothered to visit the world’s tallest statue, that of Sardar Patel, at Kevadiya in Gujarat.
Published on Feb 25, 2021 04:21 AM IST
Govt clarifies on controversy over Motera stadium being named after PM
Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind, is part of a larger complex, named 'Sardar Patel Sports Complex'.
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
3rd Test, Day 1: Axar, Ashwin put India on top as England bowled out for 112
Left-arm spinner Axar Patel snared six wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin took three as England collapsed to 112.
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 10:36 PM IST
Motera stadium complex continues to have Sardar Patel name: Govt
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was present alongside Javadekar at the media briefing after a cabinet meeting, also took a swipe at the Congress leaders, asking whether party chief Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi have so far praised the world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel erected at Kevadiya in Gujarat.
Published on Feb 24, 2021 06:35 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi
'Worried about lights': Kohli expresses concern for the fielding team at Motera
India captain Virat Kohli said that lights at the refurbished stadium in Ahmedabad could potentially impact visibility and added the players will need to adapt quickly.
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 03:55 PM IST
'Dream of PM Modi': Amit Shah at inauguration of Motera cricket stadium
Spread over 63 acres, the Motera stadium has been built at an estimated cost of ₹800 crore. It has 11 pitches made of both red and black soil and is the only stadium in the world to have same soil surfaces for the main and practice pitches.
Published on Feb 24, 2021 03:14 PM IST
PM’s vision to build largest stadium: Shah as Motera stadium renamed after Modi
The Narendra Modi Stadium, which President Kovind said is an example of eco-friendly development, can accommodate 132,000 spectators.
Published on Feb 24, 2021 03:11 PM IST
Motera stadium renamed after PM Modi: All you need to know about it
The stadium is hosting a match between India and England today. On February 24, 2019, the then President of United States, Donald Trump had visited Motera Stadium for the 'Namaste Trump' event.
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 02:58 PM IST
India vs England 3rd Test: All the changes in the playing XI
Ind vs Eng Playing XI update from toss: England have made four changes while India have made two changes.
Published on Feb 24, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Refurbished Motera stadium renamed after PM as Narendra Modi stadium
The President inaugurated the stadium in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju among a host of other dignitaries.
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 01:46 PM IST
Floodlights at Motera Stadium programmed to help sighting in twilight period
A GCA official revealed that the groundstaff and state association officials have worked on the floodlights for seven-eight months to ensure that sighting the pink ball doesn't become an issue during the twilight phase.
Published on Feb 23, 2021 07:28 PM IST
Ind vs Eng: Rijiju and Jay Shah visit Hall of Fame zone at Motera Stadium
The glimpse of every Indian cricketing legend is set to capture the hearts of cricket fans as soon as they enter the stadium in the 'Hall of Fame' zone.
Published on Feb 23, 2021 05:31 PM IST
India Predicted XI for 3rd Test: Pink ball might force Kohli to make two changes
India vs England: While the track is expected to be spin friendly, but the vagaries of the pink cherry means India might have to go in with an extra seam bowling option.
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 12:03 AM IST
Motera Test: Team India practice under lights ahead of pink ball match
Ind vs Eng: Indian captain Virat Kohli needs a big score under his belt and he would love to get a century at Ahmedabad, just like he did against Bangladesh in India maiden pink ball Test on home soil in October 2019.
Published on Feb 22, 2021 11:29 PM IST
11 centre pitches, 4 dressing rooms: A guide to world's largest cricket stadium
India vs England 3rd Test: With a seating capacity of 1,10,000, which is more than Melbourne Cricket Ground, the GCA will put up around 55,000 tickets on sale for the next two Test matches at the venue.
Published on Feb 17, 2021 06:10 PM IST
‘Ahmedabad is completely sold out, want to see every seat full’: Sourav Ganguly
Ganguly expressed his happiness over the return of spectators in the cricket stadiums. He said that BCCI wants to see all the seats and stands full at the newly-built Motera Cricket Stadium.
Published on Feb 16, 2021 08:49 PM IST
50 percent crowd for 2nd India-England Test; media also allowed to cover
"It has been decided by the BCCI and TNCA to allow 50 percent spectators for the second Test by following all safety protocols."
Updated on Feb 01, 2021 02:28 PM IST
‘Long live our friendship’: PM Modi stresses on India-US ties at Motera Stadium
Trump’s India Visit Live: Sharing the stage with Trump later at the ‘Namaste Trump’ event in Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium, Prime Minister Modi said America is India’s largest trading partner.
Updated on Feb 24, 2020 06:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent