Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – Pitch Reports, IPL Records & Stadium Capacity

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Introduction:

Relatively younger than old-world grounds like Chepauk, 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.

Venue history:

Mumbai has played host to Test matches at three different venues – the first ever Test in India was hosted at the Bombay Gymkhana in 1933-34 against England. After the second World War, Cricket Club of India’s (CCI) Brabourne Stadium became the city’s second ground. However, a dispute between the CCI and the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) over the allocation of tickets for cricket matches forced the latter to build a separate stadium. The stadium was named after the association’s president Barrister Sheshrao Krishnarao Wankhede. The initial capacity of the stadium was around 45,000. The first Test was staged in the season of 1974-75 when West Indies toured India.

Seating Plan:

IPL Match Venue 2022

Venue description:

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. Wankhede received its second upgrade in 2010-11 before the 2011 World Cup and 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 better view for the spectators. The stadium has 20 elevators for North and South stands. After its renovation and installation of bucket seats the capacity of the Wankhede Stadium was reduced to around 33,000.

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FACTS:

Opened1974
Capacity33,000
EndsGarware Pavilion End, Tata End
LocationMumbai, India
Time ZoneUTC +05:30
Home toMumbai
FloodlightsYes
CuratorSudhir Naik
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Indian Premier League 2022 matches scheduled at this venue:

14:00 GMTCSK vs KKR, 1st Match
14:00 GMTGT vs LSG, 4th Match
14:00 GMTKKR vs PBKS, 8th Match
14:00 GMTRR vs RCB, 13th Match
14:00 GMTRR vs LSG, 20th Match
14:00 GMTDC vs RCB, 27th Match
14:00 GMTLSG vs MI, 37th Match
14:00 GMTPBKS vs CSK, 38th Match
14:00 GMTGT vs SRH, 40th Match
14:00 GMTDC vs KKR, 41st Match
10:00 GMTDC vs LSG, 45th Match
14:00 GMTKKR vs RR, 47th Match
10:00 GMTPBKS vs RR, 52nd Match
10:00 GMTSRH vs RCB, 54th Match
14:00 GMTCSK vs MI, 59th Match
10:00 GMTCSK vs GT, 62th Match
14:00 GMTMI vs SRH, 65th Match
14:00 GMTRCB vs GT, 67th Match
14:00 GMTMI vs DC, 69th Match
14:00 GMTSRH vs PBKS, 70th Match
IPL 2022 Schedule In Whankhede Stadium

T20 Records in Wankhede Stadium:

  1. Here is a glance at T20 records in general at the Wankhede Stadium.
    Highest total: 240/3 by India vs West Indies
    Lowest total: 172 all out by Afghanistan vs South Africa
    Total matches: 7
    Batting first won: 2
    Batting second won: 5
    Average first innings score: 194

IPL records in Wankhede Stadium:

  1. Highest total: 235/1 by RCB vs MI
    Lowest total: 67 all out by KKR vs MI
    Most IPL runs: Rohit Sharma (1733)
    Most IPL wickets: Lasith Malinga (68)
    Highest individual score: AB de Villiers (133)
    Best Bowling: Harbhajan Singh (5/18)

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