World's biggest cricket stadium in India renamed Narendra Modi Stadium - in pictures

Capacity of Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, which is hosting the Day-Night Test between India and England, increased to 132,000

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The world's biggest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad was on Wednesday renamed after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark the start of the third India v England Test match.

Previously known as the Motera Stadium, the renamed Narendra Modi Stadium has also increased seating capacity to 132,000, according to crictracker.com.

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the newly revamped stadium ahead of the start of the pink-ball Test between India and England from Wednesday and will also host the fourth Test from March 4.

Narendra Modi Stadium is the only stadium in the world with 11 centre pitches on the main ground. It also has six indoor pitches with bowling machines and four dressing rooms.

"We're proud to have the biggest cricket stadium in the world. The infrastructure is very good and we're all really excited to play here,” Virat Kohli had said in his press conference on Tuesday.

Kohli's India are currently tied in the four-Test series with Joe Root's England at 1-1.

Around 55,000 fans are being allowed into the stadium for the match.

Biggest cricket stadiums in the world

1. Narendra Modi Stadium, India - 132,000

2. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia - 100,024

3. Eden Gardens, New Zealand - 68,000

4. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, India - 65,000

5. Perth Stadium, Australia - 60,000

6. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, India - 55,000

7. Greenfield International Stadium, India - 55,000

8. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, India - 55,000

9. DY Patil Sports Stadium, India - 55,000

10. Adelaide Oval, Australia - 53,583

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