Ekana Cricket Stadium Pitch Report, Match Schedules 2023, Tickets & More

Ekana Sports City (Ekana Cricket Stadium)

Ekana Cricket Stadium: BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium {Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium}, formerly Ekana International Cricket Stadium, is a cricket stadium in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in India. The stadium was built under a public-private partnership and is a venue for Test, ODI, T20I, Indian Premier League and many other domestic cricket match tournaments.

Ekana Cricket Stadium Sitting Capacity:

With a seating capacity of over 50,000, it became the fifth-largest international cricket stadium in India. Formerly known as the Ekana International Cricket Stadium, it was later renamed after the former Indian Prime Minister, Shree Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Ekana Cricket Stadium Pitch Report:

The stadium has the longest straight boundaries compared to other stadiums in India. The pitch is grassy which makes it a pace bowler favourable pitch, The grass on the pitch reduces the roughness of the pitch that allows the ball to swing thereby making it a favourable pitch for pace bowlers. However, this pitch doesn’t adapt for spin bowlers as the ball doesn’t grip the ground.

Ekana Sports City (Ekana Cricket Stadium)  | photo: Times Of India
Ekana Sports City (Ekana Cricket Stadium) | photo: Times Of India

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Ekana Cricket Stadium as Home Ground:

It serves as the home ground for the Uttar Pradesh Ranji cricket team and it is also going to serve as the home ground for the Lucknow Super Giants Team (IPL) for the 2023 season.

In July 2019, the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) approved it as the third home ground in India for Afghanistan National Cricket Team.

Ekana Cricket Stadium Ticket Booking:

Lucknow and UP cricket fans are delighted that the T20 match of the New Zealand Vs India Series tour is taking place at Ekana Stadium. So fans have been searching for tickets for Ind vs NZ Lucknow for a long time in 2023. This stadium has a capacity of 50,000 visitors.

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Fans are looking for Tickets to Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium. During matches and events, the demand for Ekana Stadium tickets is very high. We have shared the ticket information once it is official. We also provide information on Lucknow Super Giants‘ Match ticket prices where available.

Bookings for January 29, 2023, T20 will start soon and more tickets will go on sale. So those who want to watch India vs New Zealand Lucknow T20 should book Ekana Stadium tickets in advance.

We will update the Ticket information as soon as the Ticket booking goes live.

Ekana Stadium IPL Match Schedule 2023:

As per the schedule, the series will begin on January 3rd onwards which includes a series of matches of T20, ODI and Test. Out of the multiple matches which are to be conducted in different cities of India, the 2nd New Zealand vs India T20 will be played in the Ekana Stadium of Lucknow on January 29.

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Here are the list of upcoming test series of Indian Cricket Team:

BCCI announced the schedule series against Sri Lanka, New Zealand & Australia

The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) announced the timetable for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand. India’s 2022-23, international home season will start with a 3-match T20 & 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka in January 2023.

Sri Lanka Vs India, 2022-23

Tuesday3rd January1st T20IMumbai
Thursday5th January2nd T20IPune
Saturday7th January3rd T20IRajkot
Tuesday10th January1st ODIGuwahati
Thursday12th January2nd ODIKolkata
Sunday15th January3rd ODITrivandrum

Schedule for India vs New Zealand.    

Wednesday18th January1st ODIHyderabad
Saturday21st January2nd ODIRaipur
Tuesday24th January3rd ODIIndore
Friday27th January1st T20IRanchi
Sunday29th January2nd T20ILucknow
Wednesday1st  February3rd T20IAhmedabad

Schedule for India vs Australia Test 2023:

9th – 13th February1st TestNagpur
17th – 21st February2nd TestDelhi
1st – 5th March3rd TestDharamsala
9th – 13th March4th TestAhmedabad

Schedule for India vs Australia ODI 2023:

Friday17th March1st ODIMumbai
Sunday19th March2nd ODIVizag
Wednesday22nd March3rd ODIChennai

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