Wankhede Stadium

Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai [X.com]Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai [X.com]

Wankhede Stadium, located in Mumbai is not just a cricket ground, it is a symbol of pride and passion for the millions of fans in India. The iconic venue stands as a journal of emotions, aspirations, and unforgettable moments that have shaped Indian cricket.

Wankhede's stature in Indian cricket is unmatched. It has been the cradle for emerging talents, the battleground for iconic clashes, and the stage where legends have been both born and revered. 

Wankhede Stadium History

Established in 1974, the stadium is named in honour of Sheshrao Wankhede, a prominent figure in Mumbai's cricketing circles. With its impressive seating capacity, Wankhede has hosted countless matches, each echoing with the passionate chants and cheers of fervent fans, making it an electrifying arena of cricketing action. It's on this very ground that India rejoiced its iconic World Cup win in 2011, a memory that still sends ripples of joy and pride through every Indian's heart.

Wankhede Stadium Capacity

Wankhede stadium has a capacity of 33000 spectators. (LinkedIn)Wankhede stadium has a capacity of 33000 spectators. (LinkedIn)

One of Wankhede's standout features is its impressive seating capacity. The stadium can comfortably accommodate 33,000 passionate fans, creating an electrifying atmosphere that few venues worldwide can match. The gradient and layout of the stands ensure that even those seated in the farthest corners feel a part of the action. 

Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report

Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report [X.com]Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report [X.com]

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium is one of the most balanced surfaces. The pitch is known to assist the pacers in the first half of the game and also support the spinners as the game progresses. Thus, the captain winning the toss might fancy bowling first, to have a double advantage of the conditions in Mumbai.

Is Wankhede Stadium a batting or bowling pitch?

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has a reputation for favouring batters, the track has short square boundaries of 64 meters in length from the center of the pitch. The pitch has mostly good carry which make it an apt venue for stroke-play, making it a happy-hunting ground for the batters.

Wankhede Stadium Weather Report

Wankhede Stadium Weather Report Wankhede Stadium Weather Report 

Mumbai's climate is often pleasant and lively for cricket, with the possibility of rainfall, especially during the rainy season from June to August. With the Bandra–Worli Sea Link in the backdrop, Wankhede Stadium always experiences a sea breeze, which tends to help faster bowlers.

Wankhede Stadium Records

Wankhede Stadium ODI Records

First ODI Match
Matches Played
Matches Won Batting First11
Matches Won Batting Second12
Highest Score438/4 by South Africa vs India (2015)
Lowest Score115/10 by Bangladesh vs India (1998)
Highest Individual Innings151* by Sanath Jayasuriya vs India (1997)
Best Figures6/27 by Murali Kartik vs Australia (2007)
Highest Run Chase284/4 by New Zealand vs India (2017)
Highest Partnership 258* by David Warner & Aaron Finch vs India (2020)
Most Runs455 by Sachin Tendulkar
Most Wickets15 by Venkatesh Prasad

Wankhede Stadium T20 Records

First T20I Match
Matches Played8
Matches Won Batting First3
Matches Won Batting Second5
Highest Score240/3 by India vs West Indies (2019)
Lowest Score160/10 by Sri Lanka vs India (2023)
Highest Individual Innings100* by Chris Gayle vs England (2016)
Best Figures4/22 by Shivam Mavi vs Sri Lanka (2023)
Highest Run Chase230/8 by South Africa vs England (2016)
Highest Partnership 135 by Rohit Sharma & KL Rahul vs West Indies (2019)
Most Runs197 by Virat Kohli
Most Wickets5 by Kyle Abbott

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Q.1. Who is the owner of Wankhede stadium?

Answer: The Wankhede Stadium is owned by the  Mumbai Cricket Association.

Q.2. What is the highest score chased in Wankhede Stadium?

Answer: Highest score chased in the Wankhede Stadium is 284/4 by New Zealand vs India (2017) in ODIs and 230/8 by South Africa vs England (2016) in T20Is.

Q.3. How old is Wankhede Stadium?

Answer: The Wankhede Stadium is 50 years old.

Q.4. What is the lowest score in Wankhede Stadium?

Answer: The lowest score in Wankhede Stadium was 62 by New Zealand against India in the 2021/22 test season 

Q.5. What Shah Rukh Khan did in Wankhede Stadium?

Answer: When the Mumbai Cricket Association's security personnel and actor Shah Rukh got into a heated argument, Shah Rukh Khan was prohibited from entering MCA property for five years following the incident. However, after three years, the ban was lifted.