Wankhede Stadium

The Sheshrao Krushnarao Wankhede Stadium (Marathi:सेशराव कृष्णराव वानखेडे मैदान) is a cricket stadium in the Indian city of Mumbai. This ground was built after disputes between the Cricket Club of India, which owns the Brabourne Stadium, and the Mumbai Cricket Association over the allocation of tickets for cricket matches. This became severe after the Test between India and England in 1973. At the initiative of S. K. Wankhede, a politician and the secretary of the Mumbai Cricket Association, MCA built the new stadium in South Mumbai near the Churchgate station. It was built in six months and opened in time for the final Test between India and the West Indies in 1975. Since then the Wankhede stadium has taken over from Brabourne Stadium as the main cricketing venue in the city. The stadium has a capacity of 33,317 and is always in contention to host an international match in India. It has been host to numerous high profile cricket matches in the past, including the match in which Ravi Shastri hit six sixes in an over. The stadium was recently renovated in the build up to host the 2011 Cricket World Cup. It also hosted 2011 Cricket World Cup Final, in which India defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets.

Ground facts and figures
  • Capacity: 33,000
  • Floodlights: Yes
  • End names: Garware Pavilion End, Tata End
  • Curator: Sudhir Naik.
  • The highest Test total at the Wankhede Stadium is 604/6 dec by the West Indies against India in the 1974/75 season.
  • The lowest Test total at the Wankhede Stadium Stadium is 93 by Australia against India in the 2004/05 season.
  • The highest partnership at the Wankhede Stadium is 298 by DB Vengsarkar and RJ Shastri for India against Australia in the 1986/87 season.
  • The highest ODI total at the Wankhede Stadium is 358/6 by New Zealand against Canada in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
  • The lowest ODI total at the Wankhede Stadium is 115 all out by Bangladesh against India in the 1998 season.
  • Architect - Shashi Prabhu and Associates
  • Contractor - B.E. Billimoria and Company

Wankhede Stadium is the home ground of Mumbai Indians team in DLF IPL. The ground is situated near the Marine Lines in Mumbai. The stadium has 7 different stands:

  • Sunil Gavaskar Stand
  • North Stand
  • Vijay Merchant Stand
  • Sachin Tendulkar Stand
  • MCA Pavilion
  • Divecha Pavilion
  • Garware Pavilion
Cricket World Cup

This stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches every time that India has hosted the Cricket World Cup:

1987 Cricket World Cup
1996 Cricket World Cup
2011 Cricket World Cup