Wankhede Stadium IPL Records, History, Pitch Report, T20 Records

Wankhede Stadium IPL Records, History, Pitch Report, T20 Records

Wankhede stadium is an international cricket stadium. Mumbai is the cricket capital of India. It has seen test matches played on three different grounds. The Bombay Gymkhana ground hosted the first ever Test in India, in 1933-34 against England. 

After WW-II the cricket world cup of India’s Brabourne Stadium was used for 17 tests. However, due to a dispute between the ICC and Bombay Cricket Association the BCA built the 45,000 capacity The Wankhede stadium, less than a mile away from the Brabourne Stadium. 

Relatively younger than old-world grounds like Cheapuk, Eden Gardens, and Feroz Shah Kotla, the Wankhede Stadium has its own fair share of unforgettable memories attached to it. It has been home to some of the greatest cricketers to have played for the country.  

The stadium has seven different stands – Sunil Gavaskar stand, North stand, Vijay Merchant stand, Sachin Tendulkar Stand, MCA Pavilion, Divecha Pavilion, and Garware Pavilion. 

In 1996, Wankhede Stadium underwent an upgrade during which floodlights were installed to provide excellent lighting to host the day and night cricket matches. It received its second upgrade in 2010-11 before the world cup. During the upgrade, the ground was unavailable for domestic and international cricket until February 2011. 

One of the highlights of the stadium is the suspended cantilever roofs. No beam supports on the roofs ensure the better view for the spectators. The stadium has 20 elevators for north and south stands. After its renovation and installation of buckets seat the capacity of the Wankhede stadium was reduced to around 33,000. 

Wankhede Stadium IPL Records, History, Pitch Report, T20 Records

How Does The Pitch Play? 

The wicket at Wankhede offers help for the pacers as well as for the spinners. Close proximity to the Arabian sea helps the swing bowlers considerably, especially during early hours of the day. However, spinners have been known to benefit during the last couple of days of a Test match as the pitch turns into a vicious turner. 

Wankhede Stadium IPL Records, History, Pitch Report, T20 Records

ODI RECORDS

Total Matches 21
Matches Won Batting First 11
Matches Won Bowling First 10
Average 1st Innings Scores 247
Average 2nd Innings Scores 211
Highest Total Recorded 438/4 (50) by RSA VS IND
Lowest Total Recorded 115/10 (36.3) by BAN VS IND
Highest Score Chased 284/4 (49) by NZ VS IND
Lowest Score Defended 192/9 (50) by WI VS NZ

TEST RECORDS 

Total Matches 25
Matches Won Batting First 10
Matches Won Bowling First 8
Average 1st Innings Scores 339
Average 2nd Innings Scores 345
Average 3rd Innings Scores 201
Average 4th Innings Scores 129
Highest Total Recorded 631/10 (182.3) by IND VS ENG
Lowest Total Recorded 93/10 (30.5) by AUS VS IND

T20 RECORDS 

Total Matches 6
Matches Won Batting First 1
Matches Won Bowling First 5
Average 1st Innings Scores 187
Average 2nd Innings Scores 183
Highest Total Recorded 230/8 (19.4) by ENG VS RSA
Lowest Total Recorded 172/10 (20) AFG VS RSA
Highest Score Chased 230/8 (19.4) by ENG VS RSA
Lowest Score Defended 209/5 (20) by RSA VS AFG

 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Wankhede Stadium? 

Ravi Shastri’s six sixes in an over off Baroda’s Tilak Raj en route to the fastest double-hundred in first-class cricket was on this ground in 1984-85. 

Bangladesh scored the lowest ODI total at the stadium. They were 115 all out when it competed with India in the 1998 season.   

 

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