With India all set to play their first sport on the newly-built Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, England and India gamers who’ve begun coaching are wowed by the world’s largest cricket stadium with a sitting capability of 1,10,000. Ahead of the day-night Test in opposition to England, India all-rounder Hardik Pandya stated he feels proud to have such a stadium within the nation, and is raring to have followers for the pink-ball match. “To be honest, surreal to be at the world’s largest stadium, we cannot wait to have fans around and see the atmosphere, all the boys loved it, it took us around one hour to get used to the size of the stadium. I feel very proud that we have this stadium in India. I have not seen a gym connected to the dressing room, this is the first time I am seeing a dressing room having a connected gym. It feels fantastic, I cannot thank the GCA enough,” Hardik stated in a video posted on the BCCI’s official web site.
Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara additional added that the health club facility subsequent to the dressing room could be very helpful for the gamers.
“It is an amazing feeling, it is a huge stadium and we all are looking forward to playing our first pink-ball Test at Motera. The gym is next to the dressing room so it is useful to the guys, the gym is excellent and we did our gym session, we had a good time,” Pujara stated.
“It is a massive ground, we have never played in such a huge stadium. The gym is fantastic, we have never seen an association have a gym facility like that, it was a pleasure training here,” opener Mayank Agarwal added.
Both the Indian and England squads arrived in Ahmedabad on Thursday, for the four-match Test sequence which presently stands stage at 1-1. The groups will face off starting February 24. The fourth Test of the sequence can even be performed on the Motera Stadium.
India registered an emphatic 317-run win in opposition to England within the second Test of the sequence. Ravichandran Ashwin registered an eight-wicket haul, alongside along with his 106-run knock within the second innings. He shared an important 96-run partnership with Kohli, and this helped the hosts publish a wholesome goal in entrance of England.
As a outcome, the sequence stands stage at 1-1 and the Virat Kohli-led aspect has additionally reached the second spot within the World Test Championship (WTC) standings. India stay in rivalry to make the ultimate of the ICC World Test Championship. The hosts can not afford to lose one other match, as they should win 2-1 or 3-1 to qualify for the ultimate of the maiden version of the championship.
England, who led the desk after successful the opening Test, have slipped to the fourth spot with 67.zero proportion factors. They can nonetheless qualify, however for that, they need to win each remaining matches of the sequence in opposition to India.
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