Ekana Cricket Stadium
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ICC ODI World Cup 2023 IND vs ENG: ODI Stats, Records, Schedule & Pitch Report Of Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. On October 29, the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, currently named in honor of the revered former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, achieved a momentous milestone by hosting a World Cup match. This significant occasion is set to feature an exhilarating showdown between India and England in the ICC World Cup 2023.

In addition to the India vs. England match, the Ekana Stadium has a lineup of prominent matches scheduled, showcasing teams such as South Africa, Sri Lanka, Australia, Netherlands, and Afghanistan. The anticipation is high, especially for Afghanistan, as they’ll be eager to deliver thrilling performances on the wickets in Lucknow, similar to what we witnessed during the IPL 2023.

In the 2023 ICC World Cup, South Africa scored an emphatic victory over Australia in the first match at the venue, and Australia quickly gained momentum with a win over Sri Lanka

The cricket stadium in Lucknow, constructed in 2017, has seen relatively few international matches in the past. However, the existing conditions have been optimized for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

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Ekana Cricket Stadium Details

  • Stadium Opening: 2017
  • Seating Capacity: 51000
  • Another Name: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium or Ekana Cricket Stadium or  Lucknow Cricket Stadium 
  • Ends: South & North END
  • Total International Matches: 6 ODIs, 6 T20Is and 1 Tests

Ekana Cricket Stadium ODI Stats & Records 

  • Total Match: 6
  • Batting First Won: 3
  • Bowling First Won: 3
  • Highest Total: 311/7 by South Africa against Australia in 2023
  • Lowest Total: 177 Australia All out by South Africa in 2023
  • Highest Chase: 263/5 by Sri Lanka in 2023
  • Average 1st Innings Total: 208
  • Highest Individual Total: 109 Runs by Quinton de Kock (South Africa
  • Most Runs: 223 runs in 3 innings by Shai Hope
  • Most Hundreds: Quinton de Kock & Shai Hope 1 Hundred Each
  • Total Half Centuries: 19 Fifties
  • Total Sixes: 50 Sixes
  • Most Fours: 7 Sixes by Asghar Afghan (Afghanistan)
  • Total Fours: 252 Fours
  • Most Fours: 18 Fours by Shai Hope (West Indies)
  • Highest Partnership: 163 runs by Rostan Chase and Shai Hope in 2019 against Afghanistan
  • Most Individual Wickets: 6 Wickets by Rostan Chase

Also Read: ICC ODI Team Rankings (Latest): After PAK vs AFG World Cup 2023 Match

ICC ODI World Cup 2023  Schedule In Ekana Cricket Stadium 

  1. Australia vs. South Africa on 12th October at 02:00 PM IST (South Africa won by 134 runs)
  1. Australia vs. Sri Lanka on 16th October at 02:00 PM IST (Australia won by 5 wickets)
  1. Netherlands vs. Sri Lanka on 21st October at 10:30 AM IST (Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets)
  1. India vs. England on 29th October at 02:00 PM IST
  1. Netherlands vs. Afghanistan on 3rd November at 02:00 PM IST

Ekana Cricket Stadium Pitch Report (Lucknow)

Unlike in the IPL 2023, the Ekana Stadium pitch has been a source of delight for batsmen in the ICC World Cup 2023. So far, two matches have taken place at this venue during the ongoing tournament, resulting in three totals exceeding 200 runs in four innings, including an impressive 311 in the South Africa vs. Australia encounter. Nevertheless, there is assistance for the bowlers as well.

In these World Cup matches, pacers have claimed 32 wickets, while spinners have notched up 24 scalps. Furthermore, since this is a day game, the chasing team may not benefit from dew conditions. Netherlands’ Teja Nidamanuru reported that the groundstaff has indicated the presence of increased pace and bounce on the wicket.

India Full Squad For ODI World Cup 2023

Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Surya Kumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ishan Kishan, Mohammed Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin,

Also Read: ICC ODI World Cup 2023: India Schedule, Results, Prediction And Full Squad 

England Full Squad For ODI World Cup 2023

Jos Buttler (c), Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Gus Atkinson, Brydon Carse, David Willey, Harry Brook, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone.