Gujarat Titans (GT) is one of the IPL cricket franchises that compete in the IPL since 2021, the year of GT formation. The headquarter is in Ahmadabad and Narendra Modi Stadium in the city is the home ground for Gujarat Titans (GT) for the 2023 IPL as well. The stadium has witnessed so many high-profile matches.
The Capacity of the Home Ground of Gujarat Titans
The Narendra Modi Stadium, located in the Sardar Patel Sports Complex, Motera, Ahmedabad, is one of the largest cricket stadiums in the world. The home ground of Gujarat Titans has a seating capacity of over 1.00,000 spectators. It has hosted a total of 13 IPL matches so far (till 2022), including some of the most thrilling games in the tournament’s history.
Out of 13 matches of IPL played in this stadium, the team batting first has won 5 matches, while the team batting second has won 8 matches. The statistics suggest that the team playing second can successfully achieve the target and the pitch is batting-friendly. It gives little bounce and even pace to the bowlers. Although it is worth noting that the sample of 13 matches is relatively small for making perception about the pitch, other factors can alter the opinion in the future.
Stadium has big boundaries and it becomes challenging for batsmen to play big shorts and hit sixes. The outfield is usually quick and lush; well-timed shots can race away to the boundary.
Memorable Performance at Narendra Modi Stadium in IPL
In terms of individual performances, the highest individual score at Narendra Modi Stadium (then Sardar Patel Stadium ) in the IPL is 128*, scored by Virender Sehwag for the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) against the Deccan Chargers (now Sunrisers Hyderabad) in 2011. The best bowling figures at the venue are 5/24, achieved by James Faulkner for the Rajasthan Royals against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013.
Despite Gujarat Titans’ mixed record at their home ground, they have a talented squad of the best T20 players in the world. He won the title of IPL Champions in his first start in IPL. In the upcoming IPL season 2023, they would like to build on their past performances and put up a strong show at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Lastly, Gujarat Titans will make the most of their home advantage in the upcoming IPL 2023 season and entertain their passionate fans with some exciting cricket. The pitch at the home ground of Gujarat Titans usually favors the team batting later. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is a world-class cricket venue that has hosted some of the most memorable matches in the history of IPL.