By Puneet Chaudhary - October 4, 2022
Lucknow27 minutes ago
One day international cricket match is going to be held at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. The match between India and South Africa will be held on 6 October. Team India reached Lucknow on Monday. After this, the players sweated profusely for 2 hours in the stadium. Ishaan Kishan hit the best shots during practice.
Local boy Kuldeep stunned the batsmen with a spin. During practice, coach VVS Laxman gave tips to the batsmen and bowlers to beat the South African team. Told him how to beat the South African team. During the practice, captain Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Shubman Gill, Rituraj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi and other players also sweated profusely.
The coach of Team India is veteran player VVS Laxman. During the practice session, he gave tips to the players regarding the match.
In Ikana, Indian players practiced fiercely on the net. During this, fast bowler Shardul Thakur stunned the batsmen a lot on his balls.
Team India players including Ishan Kishan and Kuldeep Yadav warmed up in Ekana.
Kuldeep Yadav sweated profusely for about 2 hours in the field. He warmed up first. After this he practiced bowling in the nets.
Ekana is the home ground of Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep is a resident of Kanpur. Kuldeep Yadav is also such a local boy.
The team is being captained by Shikhar Dhawan. Shikhar sweated profusely on the field. Shikhar ran with batsman Shubman Gill. During this both the players were seen laughing and joking.
Captain Shikhar Dhawan discussed the match with the rest of the players. Avesh Khan, Rituraj Gaikwad and Sanju Samson were also seen practicing.
Coach VVS Laxman made Kuldeep Yadav practice in the nets. Laxman also gave tips to Kuldeep regarding bowling.
Running at Ishan Kishan and Kuldeep Yadav Stadium.
Ishaan and Rituraj also did batting practice. Apart from this, Avesh Khan and Shardul Thakur bowled.
Fans are eager to see their favorite players. Before the match, fans were seen buying tickets from the ticket window.
People were seen making banners about the match. In Ekana, more than 40 thousand spectators can sit together and watch the match.
Senior players rested
Senior players including regular captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal have been rested for this series. These players will now be seen playing directly in the T20 World Cup.
40 thousand spectators can sit together in the stadium
Ekana Cricket Stadium was inaugurated in 2017. The first international match between India and West Indies was hosted here on 6 November 2018. Then T20 match was played here. With this, the Ekana Stadium became the 52nd stadium in India to host an international cricket match.
At the same time 40 thousand spectators can watch the match in the stadium. There are 9 pitches in this stadium. Spread over an area of 70 acres, this stadium has a parking facility of one thousand cars and five thousand two-wheelers. 4 VIP lounges have been built in this stadium, built at a cost of about Rs 530 crore.
First match held in Lucknow in 1952
The first match was held in Lucknow in the year 1952. At that time the team of India and Pakistan played the match. After the split, here was the tournament and the second Test between the two teams. The first match was played in Delhi this year. There was a ground near the dam on the Gomti bank below Hanuman Setu in Lucknow.
In October 1952, the second cricket test match was played between India and Pakistan here. Then the Indian team got out after scoring only 106 runs. Fazal Mahmood took five wickets. Pakistan scored 331 runs in the first innings. Nazar Mohammad scored a century. In the second innings too, India were bowled out for just 182 runs and lost the match by an innings and 42 runs.