Unveiling the Future of Cricket: Narendra Modi Stadium Set to Host World Cup

The Narendra Modi Stadium, set to host the upcoming World Cup, is poised to usher in a new era for cricket. Explore the grandeur and significance of this state-of-the-art stadium and how it is shaping the future of the sport.

By Mystic Vivan
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Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to be a grand event, and the schedule has been announced with much anticipation. The tournament will kick off on October 5 and culminate in the grand finale on November 19. The opening match will be held at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, between last edition's finalists England and New Zealand. This state-of-the-art stadium, the largest in the world, will also host the final of the World Cup, making it a momentous occasion for Indian cricket.


A Historic Venue for the World Cup

The Narendra Modi Stadium, formerly known as the Sardar Patel Stadium, is located in Motera, Ahmedabad. It is named after the current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, who played a significant role in the reconstruction of the stadium. The stadium has a seating capacity of 132,000, making it the largest cricket stadium in the world. Its magnificent architecture and world-class facilities make it a fitting venue for such a prestigious tournament.

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Narendra Modi Stadium

India's Quest for Glory

Team India, the champions of the 1983 and 2011 World Cups, will begin their campaign at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on October 8 against Australia. This will be a crucial match for India as they aim to start their journey towards another World Cup triumph. The Indian team, led by Virat Kohli, has been a force to reckon with in recent years and will be eager to make their mark on home soil.

Thrilling India vs. Pakistan Clash


One of the most highly-anticipated matches of the tournament will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium on October 15 when India goes head-to-head with arch-rivals Pakistan. The clash between these two cricketing giants always generates immense excitement and interest among fans worldwide. The atmosphere at the stadium is expected to be electrifying as cricket enthusiasts from both countries come together to witness this epic encounter.

Other Matches at Narendra Modi Stadium

Apart from the India vs. Pakistan match, the Narendra Modi Stadium will host two other group stage matches. On November 4, England and Australia will face off in what promises to be a thrilling contest. Then, on November 10, South Africa will take on Afghanistan, showcasing the talent and diversity of cricket on the global stage.


Ahmedabad: A Cricketing Hub

Ahmedabad, the largest city in Gujarat, has emerged as a prominent cricketing hub in recent years. The city's love for the sport is evident in the passionate support it provides to the Gujarat Titans IPL team. With the addition of the world's largest cricket stadium, Ahmedabad has now become a must-visit destination for cricket enthusiasts from around the world.

ICC World Cup 2023 Matches in Ahmedabad


Here is the schedule of matches that will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad during the ICC World Cup 2023:

  • England vs New Zealand - October 5
  • India vs Pakistan - October 15
  • England vs Australia - November 4
  • South Africa vs Afghanistan - November 10
  • Final - November 19

Indian Team's Schedule for ICC World Cup 2023


The Indian team will play all their group stage matches across nine venues in the country. Here is the schedule of India's matches in the World Cup:

  • India vs Australia - October 8, Chennai
  • India vs Afghanistan - October 11, Delhi
  • India vs Pakistan - October 14, Ahmedabad
  • India vs Bangladesh - October 19, Pune
  • India vs New Zealand - October 22, Dharamsala
  • India vs England - October 29, Lucknow
  • India vs Sri Lanka - November 2, Mumbai
  • India vs South Africa - November 5, Kolkata
  • India vs Netherlands - November 12, Bengaluru


The ICC World Cup 2023 is set to be a thrilling tournament, and the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will play a pivotal role in its success. With its grandeur and capacity to host a massive crowd, the stadium will provide an unforgettable experience for players and fans alike. The clash between India and Pakistan is undoubtedly the highlight of the tournament, and cricket enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for this fierce battle. As India embarks on its quest for another World Cup triumph, the nation stands united in its support for the Men in Blue. Let the games begin!

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