Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

  • CountryIndia
  • CityMumbai
  • Capacity45000
  • Flooditno
  • Established1974
  • EndsGarware Pavilion End and Tata End

Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. There cannot be enough said about this ground. The Eden Gardens is no doubt the oldest stadium in India but the cricketing cauldron of the country lies in the city of Mumbai. The stadium came into existence due to disputes between the CCI and the MCA, two cricketing bodies that have their offices in the city. The CCI-owned Brabourne Stadium was the main venue till then and some issues with MCA caused S.K.Wankhede, the secretary of the latter and also a politician to build a brand-new stadium.


It was made in 1975 and hosted its first Test the same year against the Windies. Since then, the Wankhede stadium has been the main cricketing venue in the city. It plays hosts to the Indian cricket team, the Mumbai Ranji team and the Mumbai franchise in the Indian Twenty20 league. The ground underwent reconstruction before the 2011 World Cup and was then made ready to host the final of the mega-event. The renovation was done for the breeze to be able to flow freely across the stadium and also for the viewers to watch the game without hindrances. The ground has seen a number of brilliant games being played here, international and domestic.


The most important game held so far will have to be the 2011 World Cup final when India lifted the trophy after 28 years. It's home to two of the biggest names, Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar, and the latter also played his 200th Test and final international game at the same venue. With a capacity of around 33, 000 and a closed amphitheatre-type formation, it gets really loud at times. Short boundaries and a true pitch more often than not promise a good game. As of now, it has hosted more than 50 international games and there is no reason why the ground will not go on to host more.

Upcoming Matches on Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

  • Match 15, Indian Premier League, 2019

    Mumbai Indians MI
    Chennai Super Kings CSK
    Apr, 03 Wednesday 08:00 PM
  • Match 24, Indian Premier League, 2019

    Mumbai Indians MI
    Kings XI Punjab KXIP
    Apr, 10 Wednesday 08:00 PM
  • Match 27, Indian Premier League, 2019

    Mumbai Indians MI
    Rajasthan Royals RR
    Apr, 13 Saturday 04:00 PM
  • Match 31, Indian Premier League, 2019

    Mumbai Indians MI
    Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB
    Apr, 15 Monday 08:00 PM
  • Match 51, Indian Premier League, 2019

    Mumbai Indians MI
    Sunrisers Hyderabad SRH
    May, 02 Thursday 08:00 PM
  • Match 56, Indian Premier League, 2019

    Mumbai Indians MI
    Kolkata Knight Riders KKR
    May, 05 Sunday 08:00 PM

VENUE TRACKER

Matches
25
Home Team Wins
11
Away Team Wins
7
Wins batting 1st
10
Wins batting 2nd
8
No Results
7
Neutral Team Wins
0
Matches Tied
0
Most Prolific Batsman
Sunil Gavaskar
1122
Runs
Most Prolific Bowler
Anil Kumble
38
Wickets
Highest Innings Score
631/10
by India on December 8, 2016 - India beat England by an innings and 36 runs
Lowest Innings Score
93/10
by Australia on November 3, 2004 - India beat Australia by 13 runs
Highest Score by an Individual
by v on -
Best Bowling Figures by an Individual
7/48
by Sir Ian Botham v India on February 15, 1980 - England beat India by 10 wickets
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