Gujarat Stadium
1982
49,000
Yes
Adani Pavilion End, GMDC End
Gujarat, Rajasthan Royals
Bagira Thakur
06:19, Mon Jan 25, 2021 (UTC +0530)
Sardar Patel Stadium
 

Records and statistics

India v West Indies - Nov 12-16, 1983 Scorecard
India v England - Nov 15-19, 2012 Scorecard
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India v Australia - Oct 5, 1984 Scorecard
India v Sri Lanka - Nov 6, 2014 Scorecard
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India v Pakistan - Dec 28, 2012 Scorecard
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Profile

Built on the banks of the Sabarmati river on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, the Sardar Patel Stadium is an imposing structure which can accommodate about 54,000 spectators. The stadium was built on a 50-acre land donated by the state government, and took only nine months for its completion. It was renovated ahead of the Champions Trophy in 2006, when three new pitches and a new outfield were laid, and state of the art floodlights and covered stands were added.

Also known as the Motera, after the place where it is located, the venue hosted its first Test in November 1983 and has been witness to some memorable Indian feats - Sunil Gavaskar got to his 10,000 Test runs here, against Pakistan in 1986-87, and seven years later, Kapil Dev nailed his 432nd victim to go past Richard Hadlee as Test cricket's leading wicket-taker. The pitch here used to aid bowlers - three of the first four Tests produced results - but the track started playing slow and low, aiding neither the bowlers nor the strokeplayers. As a result, draws became the norm for a while, till the South Africans rolled India over for 76 in the first morning of the 2008 Test and finished the game in three days.
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Fixtures

2021
Tue Jan 26 (20 ovs)
12:00 local | 06:30 GMT
01:30 EST | 00:30 CST | 22:30 PST
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
1st quarter final - Punjab v Karnataka
Tue Jan 26 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
2nd quarter final - Tamil Nadu v Himachal Pradesh
Wed Jan 27 (20 ovs)
12:00 local | 06:30 GMT
01:30 EST | 00:30 CST | 22:30 PST
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
3rd quarter final - Haryana v Baroda
Wed Jan 27 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
4th quarter final - Rajasthan v Bihar
Fri Jan 29 (20 ovs)
12:00 local | 06:30 GMT
01:30 EST | 00:30 CST | 22:30 PST
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
1st semi final - TBA v TBA
Fri Jan 29 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
2nd semi final - TBA v TBA
Sun Jan 31 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Final - TBA v TBA
Wed Feb 24 - Sun Feb 28          
14:30 local | 09:00 GMT
04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST
ICC World Test Championship
3rd Test - India v England
Thu Mar 4 - Mon Mar 8
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23:00 EST | 22:00 CST | 20:00 PST
ICC World Test Championship
4th Test - India v England
Fri Mar 12 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
1st T20I - India v England
Sun Mar 14 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
2nd T20I - India v England
Tue Mar 16 (20 ovs)          
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09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
3rd T20I - India v England
Thu Mar 18 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
4th T20I - India v England
Sat Mar 20 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 13:30 GMT
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5th T20I - India v England
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Latest Photos

An illuminated view of the new stadium in Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, February 12, 2020
An illuminated view of the new stadium in Ahmedabad
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The newly-built stadium in Ahmedabad a few days before its inauguration, Ahmedabad, February 12, 2020
The newly-built stadium in Ahmedabad a few days before its inauguration
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R Ashwin looks at the pitch during a training session ahead of the first Test against England, Motera, Ahmedabad, November 12, 2012
R Ashwin looks at the pitch
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Police chase away fans who were unhappy at not obtaining tickets despite a long wait, Ahmedabad, March 21, 2010
Police chase away fans who were unhappy at not obtaining tickets
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