Wankhede Stadium

Rohit Sharma in action for India
Facts
Capacity
33108
Location
Mumbai, India
Address
Mumbai Cricket Association, Wankhede Stadium, D Road, Churchgate, Mumbai
Home to
Mumbai Indians, India national team, Mumbai Ranji team
Floodlights
Yes

Stats - Test Matches

Highest score: 631 by India vs England – Dec 2016

Lowest score: 93 by Australia vs India – Nov 2004

Stats - ODI Matches

Highest score: 438/4 by South Africa vs India – Oct 2015

Lowest score: 115 by Bangladesh vs India – -May 1998

Stats - T20 Matches

Highest score: 240/3 by India vs West Indies – Dec 2019

Lowest score: 135/7 by Sri Lanka vs India – December 2017

Stats – IPL Matches

Highest Score: 235/1 by Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians – May 2015

Lowest Score: 67 by Kolkata Kight Riders vs Mumbai Indians – May 2008

South African star AB de Villiers smashed 133 in 59 balls as RCB recorded the highest IPL total at Wankhede in 2015. He was supported by captain Virat Kohli’s 82.

 

Wankhede Stadium Profile:

The Wankhede Stadium was opened in 1975 and staged its first Test match that same year when the West Indies visited India.

Its development came about after a dispute between the Cricket Club of India, who ran the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, and the Bombay Cricket Association over the allocation of tickets.

Brabourne was the main stadium in the city before the BCA chose to build Wankhede just a mile away.

The Wankhede Stadium has gone on to hosts some memorable cricketing moments. It hosted the final of the 2011 World Cup Final as India defeated Sri Lanka to become the first country to win the title on home soil.

The ground also played host to Sachin Tendulkar’s final international appearance. It was the venue where Sunil Gavaskar hit a magnificent 205 against the West Indies and Alvin Kallicharan bagged 187 in the same game in the 1978-79 series. Wankhede also saw Ian Botham’s century and 13 wickets as England won the Jubilee Test in 1980

It is a hugely popular ground and is also the home of the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

What to look for when betting on matches at Wankhede Stadium

Wankhede is a fairly balanced venue for both bowling and batting but does provide assistance at times that can be factored in when betting on matches there.

The seaside location has always meant that swing bowlers are helped at Wankhede by the sea breeze, especially at the start of each day and again in the final session. This assistance has waned since the stands were redeveloped for the 2011 World Cup.

The pitch has always been seen as batsman-friendly, but spinners do come into play during the final few days.

Betting on IPL matches at Wankhede Stadium

The average first innings score for T20 matches at the ground during 2019 was 176.145, which will be useful to know when looking to bet on IPL games.

Interestingly, batting first or second at Wankhede over the last 10 years hasn’t had a major impact on the overall result. The outcome stands at 50per cent for both.

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