Ahmedabad Test: The final match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia will be played in Ahmedabad. The two teams will face each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium here on March 9. Currently, three matches have been played in this series and the Indian team is leading 2-1. The last three matches have featured a spin-friendly pitch and all these matches have ended in 3-3 days.
The Narendra Modi Stadium pitch is going to be there as in the previous matches in this series. Even here like Nagpur, Delhi and Indore spin bowlers can get help from day one. Spinners always dominate here. The top-4 most successful bowlers on this ground are all spinners.
Anil Kumble took the most wickets on this ground
Anil Kumble holds the record for taking the most wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium. This veteran spinner took 36 wickets in 13 innings. Kumble’s bowling average during this time was 26.77. Harbhajan Singh is the second most successful spinner here. Bhajji took 29 wickets in 11 innings in 7 matches at an average of 34.82.
The third person in this list is Akshar Patel. Akshar bowled just 4 innings in 2 Test matches here and took 20 wickets at an impressive bowling average of 9.30. R Ashwin’s number comes after the letter. Ashwin took 19 wickets in 6 innings played in 3 matches. Ashwin’s bowling average during this time is 18.89.
The spinners have been lethal in the last two Tests
Two years ago Narendra Modi Two consecutive Test matches against England were held in this stadium. Here the test lasts only for two days and the second test ends on the third day itself. In both the Test matches, the spinners dominated from the first ball. The Indian team registered a one-sided victory in both these Test matches.