Players of India and England have started training for the Test Day-Night Test match to be played at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad from 24 February. Players of both teams have also shared some pictures and videos of their training on social media. With a capacity of one lakh 10 thousand, this stadium has become the largest cricket stadium in the world. All tickets are sold out. For the first time since November 2014, an international match will be played at this stadium. England won the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the series, but host India won the second Test by 317 runs and made it 1-1 in the series. Both the initial Tests were played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) shared a video on Twitter, in which Ben Stokes was seen practicing fast bowling. Ben Stokes said that some stadiums are like this and local music helped throughout the day. Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant shared a picture of himself in the gym with captain Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma and local player Akshar Patel and said that our first gym training session with the team at Motera Stadium. Great for a new facility in Motera, it is great to see such world class facilities for cricket in Ahmedabad. It is expected to land here on the 24th.
Some stadium this is……and a bit of local music to help get through to the end 🎵 🎵 🎵 https://t.co/FTrS8sTWHJ
Let us tell you that after seeing Motera Stadium before this, Kuldeep Yadav has written on Twitter that what a magnificent stadium. All the people working here have done a great job. The experience of playing here is going to be fantastic. Along with this, Kuldeep Yadav has also shared a photo, in which Team India’s batting coach Vikram Rathore and Team India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma as well as members of other staff are also seen. Also, he has shared another photo, which has a bird’s eye view of Motera Stadium. This photo looks fantastic in view and the experience of playing in it is going to be even more spectacular.
Let us tell you that 50 percent of the spectators have been approved to attend the stadium for the third Test. England have to play two Tests and five T20 matches here. Indian selectors have announced their 17-member squad for the third Test. Fast bowler Shardul Thakur has been released for the Vijay Hazare Trophy and now Umesh Yadav will be included in the Indian team in his place.