IND vs AUS: Test Records, Major Stats At Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad: For the 4th and last Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 series, India and Australia will square off at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, from March 9.
Steve Smith‘s side made a stunning, perhaps even unpredictable, comeback in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 series and sprang the series back to life by winning the third Test, in Indore, by 9 wickets, and making the scoreline 2-1 with one more Test to go.
While Australia sealed their spot in the WTC final with the win in Indore, India are left in the unwanted position to necessarily win the 4th Test to book their place in the WTC final.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be joined by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Day 1 in Ahmedabad.
After India’s plan to make a raging turner in Indore backfired on them, a “good Test match” pitch is expected in Ahmedabad.
However, the last time the stadium hosted Test matches – two Tests against England in 2021 – both the matches got concluded within two days with the hosting winning them as Axar Patel and R Ashwin ran through the English batting line-up.
Here are some of the interesting Test stats and records at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad:
First, the head-to-head between India and Australia in Tests.
Both the teams have played 105 Tests against each other in which Australia have been on the winning side on 44 occasions and India won 32 Tests, one match ended in a tie, and the rest 28 Tests were drawn.
At the Narendra Modi Stadium, also previously known as the Motera, spinners have dominated the pacers: spinners have taken 247 wickets in 14 Tests to pacers 166 wickets here.
In the 14 Tests played at the venue, 4 times the team batting first emerged victorious while 4 times the side bowling first won and 6 games have ended up in a draw.
India have 6 Tests, lost 2, and drawn 6 at the Narendra Modi Stadium
IND VS AUS This upcoming game will be Australia’s first-ever Test match at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
It has been learned that India will be making a couple of changes to their XI: Shami and Ishan Kishan will replace Siraj and KS Bharat, while Australia might include Scott Boland to Todd Murphy if they feel the pitch isn’t as spin-friendly as it was in Indore and that they might need the control of Boland.