New Zealand and England teams arrives in Ahmedabad
By siliconindia | Wednesday, 04 October 2023, 06:32:02 PM IST
In preparation for the World Cup start on Thursday, the New Zealand and England teams flew in from Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati, respectively, on Tuesday in the late afternoon. On Wednesday, there will be a single day of practice for the teams at the Narendra Modi Stadium. It is also thought that there won't be a lengthy opening ceremony this time, simply a picture shoot at the stadium on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a media conference, including the ten captains.
The largest cricket stadium in the world will also host other high-profile games, such as India vs. Pakistan, England vs. Australia, and the World Cup final on November 19. The grounds crew was putting the finishing touches on Tuesday to get the location ready for the first game and freshening up the space with fresh wall photos documenting India's two World Cup-winning memories.
The dew factor, which might be a factor in the opening game of the World Cup, is one area for which teams have been preparing. According to information obtained, the outfield has been damp for the past several days. If necessary, the ground crew will spray ASPA80 anti-dew spray on match morning. The five games will be played on three different types of pitches at the venue, including one each of red and black dirt and black soil. The grounds hosted several high-scoring matches during the IPL, with totals of 200 easily chased, and the World Cup pitches are also anticipated to be comparable.
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