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Mumbai Wankhede Stadium

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India is a location for international cricket matches.

Mumbai Cricket Association owns and manages Wankhede Stadium, which serves as the home field for the Mumbai Indians. In addition, Board of Control for Cricket in India, the Indian Premier League, and MCA all have their headquarters there.

The stadium is situated in a neighborhood called Churchgate that is close to Marine Drive.Near the stadium are a number of historic cricket clubs, including the Hindu Gymkhana, Parsi Gymkhana, and Cricket Club of India (CCI).

The stadium has previously hosted a number of high-profile cricket matches, including the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final, in which India defeated Sri Lanka and became the first country to win the tournament on home soil.

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Mumbai Wankhede Stadium

Wankhede Stadium Primary Information

AddressNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose Rd, Churchgate, Mumbai (South), Maharashtra, India
TenantsNational cricket Team, Indians of Mumbai, India Mumbai Cricket team
LocationChurchgate Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
OwnerMumbai Cricket Association
Public transitAt Churchgate Station
FloodlightsYes, Present
Time ZoneUTC +05:30
OperatorMumbai cricket Association
Capacity32,000 (2011–present) 39,000 (1974-2010)
Seating typeStadium seating
SurfaceGrass surface area
End NamesGarware End, Pavilion End
Stadium Primary Information

International Information

MatchesYear’sTeam’s
First Test23-29 july، 1975West Indies vs India
Last Test3-7 Dec, 2021New Zealand vs India
First ODI17 june, 1987Sri Lanka vs India
Last ODI17 March, 2023Australia vs India
First T20I22 Dec, 2012England vs India
Last T20I3 july, 2023India vs Sri Lanka
Only women’s Test10-13 Feb, 1984Australia vs England
First WODI23 Dec, 2019Ireland vs New Zealand
Last WODI28 Feb, 2019India vs England
Only WT20I31 March, 2016West Indies vs New Zealand
International Stadium of the Ground
Mumbai Stadium
Mumbai Wankhede Stadium

History

Earlier stadiums

Three separate venues in Mumbai have hosted Test matches. In 1933–1934, against England, the first Test ever played in India was held at the Mumbai Gymkhana venue. The second stadium in the city and home to the Cricket Club of India (CCI) hosted 17 Test matches after World War II.

Pitch

Here, the entire field is built of native red soil, which has more bounce, batting is a little bit simpler. Over the years, the pitch has typically favored batters over bowlers.

The fourth test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy, which India appeared to win in just over two and a half days. It was played on a pitch that, according to the then-Aussie captain Ricky Ponting, was a “Minefield” because the ball began turning extremely sharply as early as the first session.

Due to the sea-breeze movement along the stadium, the pace bowlers typically receive some assistance with the new ball off the ground here.

Construction

The Bombay Cricket Association and the CCI, which controls Brabourne Stadium, disagreed over the distribution of tickets for cricket events, which led to the construction of Wankhede Stadium.

 Following the 1973 Test between India and England, this deteriorated significantly. By hiring Shashi Prabhu & Associates as their architects and B.E. Billimoria & Co as their contractors, next to the Churchgate station at the initiative of politician and Mumbai Cricket Association secretary S. K. Wankhede.

In 1974, it was given the name Wankhede. It was constructed in around 13 months and finished in time for the 1975 final Test match between India and the West Indies.

When the West Indies toured India in 1974–75, Wankhede Stadium hosted its inaugural Test; India lost by 201 runs. A fan who rushed onto the field to meet West Indies star Clive Lloyd was beaten by the police, which caused a crowd disturbance during the Test.

To wo seasons later, India defeated New Zealand for its maiden triumph there. Further, Great performances like Sunil Gavaskar’s 205 against the West Indies and Alvin Kallicharan’s 187 in the same game during the 1978–1979 series.

As well as all-around heroism like Ian Botham’s century and thirteen wickets during England’s ten–wicket victory over the West Indies in the Jubilee Test in 1979–80, have all taken place in this venue. Virat Kohli has recorded the best score by an Indian at Wankhede Stadium.

Asia cup matches yet to begin at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai

  • 20th match of ICC world cup held at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Saturday 21st October, 2023 between South Africa vs England.
  • 23rd  match of ICC world cup held at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Tuesday 24th October, 2023 between Bangladesh vs South Africa.
  • 33rd match of ICC world cup held at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Thursday 2nd November, 2023 between Sri Lanka vs India.
  • 39th match of ICC world cup held at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Tuesday 7th November, 2023 between Afghanistan vs Australia.
  • 1st Semi-final match of ICC world cup held at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Wednesday 15th November 2023 between TBA vs TBA (1st vs 4th).

Stands of Wankhede cricket Stadium, Mumbai

  • The Sunil Gavaskar Stand
  • North Stand
  • Vijay Merchant Stand
  • Sachin Tendulkar Stand
  • MCA Pavilion
  • Divecha Pavilion and
  • The stadium’s seven stands collectively make up Garware Pavilion.

Floodlights were installed at Wankhede Stadium as part of an upgrading in 1996 to provide superb lighting for both day and night cricket matches.

Prior to the 2011 World Cup, Wankhede had its second refurbishment, and until February 2011, the venue remained unusable for domestic and international cricket. The suspended cantilever roofing of the stadium are one of its features.

Moreover, the viewers will have a better perspective because to the roofs’ lack of beam supports.

The stadium’s North and South stands are served by twenty elevators. The Wankhede Stadium’s capacity was lowered to about 20,000 following renovations and the addition of bucket seats 32,000.

Statistics

Test Records

The highest score was 631 all out by India against England in the 2016–17 season. Lowest score: 62, achieved by New Zealand versus India in 2021–2022.

The highest partnership at the Wankhede Stadium is 298 runs, scored by DB Vengsarkar and RJ Shastri for India against Australia in the 1986–87.

Sunil Gavaskar (1122 runs) leads all players in Test runs, followed by Sachin Tendulkar (921) and Dilip Vengsarkar (63).

Kapil Dev (28) and Anil Kumble (38 wickets, 34 wickets, respectively.

Mumbai Stadium
Mumbai Wankhede Stadium

STATS – TESTS

Total matches27
Matches won batting first11
Matches won bowling first8
Average 1st Inns Score339
Average 2nd Inns Score335
Average 3rd Inns Score205
Average 4th inns score131
Highest total recorded631/10 (182.3 Ov) by IND vs ENG
Lowest total recorded62/10 (28.1 Ov) by NZ vs IND
Test International Statistics

ODI – Records

In the 2015 One Day International Series, South Africa defeated India with a score of 438/4, followed by New Zealand with 358/6, India with 299/4, and Sri Lanka with 289/7.

The lowest total was 115, which Bangladesh scored against India in a 1998 match.

Sachin Tendulkar (455), Mohammed Azharuddin (302, and Virat Kohli (249) have scored the most runs in ODIs. Harbhajan Singh (9) and Venkatesh Prasad (15 wickets), Anil Kumble (12 wickets).

STATS – ODI

Total matches29
Matches won batting first14
Matches won bowling first15
Average 1st Inns Score234
Average 2nd Inns Score201
Highest total recorded438/4 (50 Ov) by RSA vs IND
Lowest total recorded79/10 (27.1 Ov) by INDW vs AUSW
Highest total chased284/4 (49 Ov) by NZ vs IND
Lowest total chased192/9 (50 Ov) by WI vs IND
ODI Statistics

T20I – Records

India scored 240/3 against the West Indies on December 11, 2019, for the highest total.

The lowest total ever recorded was Sri Lanka’s 135/7 against India on December 24, 2017.

England’s JE Root has scored the most runs (131), followed by India’s V Kohli (127), and the West Indies Gayle (104).

Mumbai Stadium
Mumbai Wankhede Stadium

STATS – T20l

Total matches9
Matches won batting first4
Matches won bowling first5
Average 1st innings score185
Average 2nd innings score174
Highest total recorded240/3 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI
Lowest total recorded160/10 (20 Ov) by Sl vs IND
Highest total chased230/8 (19.4 Ov) by ENG vs RSA
Lowest total chased143/6 (20 Ov) by WIW by NZW
T20I Statistics

Summary

The Wankhede Stadium is unlike many other cricket venues.

Since the Indian Premier League’s debut in 2008, Mumbai Indians (MI) have called the famous stadium their primary home.

It has a seating capacity of about 33,000 people and was constructed in 1974. When the IPL is playing, the Wankhede Stadium is electrified with fervent supporters supporting their team.

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