Wankhede Stadium


Wankhede Stadium


Opened 1974
Capacity 33,000
Ends Garware Pavilion End, Tata End
Location Mumbai, India
Time Zone UTC +05:30
Home to Mumbai, Mumbai Indians
Floodlights Yes
Curator Sudhir Naik

Ranji Trophy 2023-24 matches scheduled at this venue

04:00 GMT MUM vs AP, Elite Group B
04:00 GMT MUM vs UP, Elite Group B
04:00 GMT MUM vs ASM, Elite Group B


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.

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.

How does the pitch play?

The wicket at the Wankhede offers help for both the pacers and 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. Although the new ball does a bit in limited-overs cricket, the pitch tends to ease out and favour batsmen as the innings progresses. The venue provides great entertainment when it comes to T20 cricket.


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

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.

by Sonali Dhulap


Total matches 28
Matches won batting first 11
Matches won bowling first 9
Average 1st Inns scores 334
Average 2nd Inns scores 337
Average 3rd Inns scores 207
Average 4th Inns scores 128
Highest total recorded 631/10 (182.3 Ov) by IND vs ENG
Lowest total recorded 62/10 (28.1 Ov) by NZ vs IND


Total matches 37
Matches won batting first 20
Matches won bowling first 17
Average 1st Inns scores 255
Average 2nd Inns scores 205
Highest total recorded 438/4 (50 Ov) by RSA vs IND
Lowest total recorded 55/10 (19.4 Ov) by SL vs IND
Highest score chased 293/7 (46.5 Ov) by AUS vs AFG
Lowest score defended 192/9 (50 Ov) by WI vs IND


Total matches 12
Matches won batting first 5
Matches won bowling first 7
Average 1st Inns scores 172
Average 2nd Inns scores 161
Highest total recorded 240/3 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI
Lowest total recorded 80/10 (16.2 Ov) by INDW vs ENGW
Highest score chased 230/8 (19.4 Ov) by ENG vs RSA
Lowest score defended 143/6 (20 Ov) by WIW vs NZW
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