India vs England Test series 2021: Virat Kohli-led Indian team are currently facing Joe Root's England in a four-match Test series which is currently standing at 1-1. The remaining two Test matches, including the third pink-ball (D/N) Test, will be held at the Sardar Patel Stadium. The third Test match between India and England during the IND vs ENG Test series gets underway on February 24. The BCCI took to social media to share an aerial view of Team India's net session at the ground. The stadium is now set to host seven international matches on the trot.
Cricket fans and players have been awed by the magnificent refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium, the world's largest cricket ground which has a seating capacity of 1,10,000 spectators, the most in the world for any cricket stadium. The stadium was closed in 2015 for reconstruction and the third Test between the top two quality sides will be the first international to be played at the ground since 2014.
Taking to Twitter, the BCCI captioned the video as, "How good is that view for a nets session #INDvENG #TeamIndia @Paytm".
Earlier, the likes of Kevin Pietersen, Stuart Broad, and Rishabh Pant praised the stadium on their respective social media accounts. Hailing the seating capacity, Pietersen tweeted, "My goodness! How spectacular does this stadium look for the next Test match in Ahmedabad?! 110K capacity. A Theatre Of Dreams!"
Taking to Twitter, Pant wrote, "Fantastic to be at the new facility in Motera, great to see such world-class facilities for cricket in Ahmedabad. Looking forward to taking the field here on 24th. @BCCI @JayShah".
My goodness!— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) February 19, 2021
How spectacular does this stadium look for the next Test match in Ahmedabad?!
A Theatre Of Dreams! 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/kLfqvdX3J6
1st look at Cricket’s 🏏 largest stadium 🏟 110,000 capacity pretty impressive 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/TvkPmti8y5— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) February 19, 2021
In the ongoing Test series, India suffered a massive 227-run defeat in the opener in Chennai as England skipper Joe Root smashed a brilliant double-century to continue his good form with the bat.
However, India bounced back strongly in the second Test as R Ashwin showcased his all-around performance. Ashwin picked up eight wickets and scored a gritty ton in the second innings to set up a massive 317-run victory and gunned the hosts to level the four-match Test series at 1-1.