Wankhede Stadium

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Wankhede Stadium
Wankhede ICC WCF.jpg
Wankhede Stadium during the first innings of the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final between Sri Lanka and India
LocationMumbai, Maharashtra, India
OperatorMumbai Cricket Association
Capacity33,108 (2011–present)
55,000 (1974–2010)
ArchitectShashi Prabhu and Associates (1974) Shashi Prabhu and Associates and P.K. Das and associates (2017)
Ground information
TenantsMumbai cricket team
Mumbai Indians
India national cricket team
End names
  Tata End   WankhedeStadiumCricketGroundPitchDimensions.svg
Garware Pavilion End
International information
First Test23–29 January 1975[1]:
 India v  West Indies
Last Test3–7 December 2021:
 India v  New Zealand
First ODI17 January 1987:
 India v  Sri Lanka
Last ODI14 January 2020:
 India v  Australia
First T20I22 December 2012:
 India v  England
Last T20I11 December 2019:
 India v  West Indies
Only women's Test10–13 February 1984:
 India v  Australia
First WODI23 December 1997:
 Ireland v  New Zealand
Last WODI28 February 2019:
 India v  England
Only WT20I31 March 2016:
 West Indies v  New Zealand
As of 3 December 2021
Source: Cricinfo

The Wankhede Stadium (pronounced [ʋaːnkʰeɖe]) is an international cricket stadium in Mumbai, India. It is the home ground of Mumbai cricket team and IPL franchise Mumbai Indians.

Thia stadium is situated near the Marine drive-Arabian Sea in Churchgate area of South Mumbai in Maharashtra.

BCCI, IPL and Mumbai Cricket Association's headquarter, Cricket centre is situated in the premises of this stadium.

The stadium now has a capacity of 33,108, following renovations for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Before the upgrade, the capacity was approximately 45,000.[2] By playing field area, it is one the smallest cricket ground in the world.

Many old cricket clubs are situated near Wankhede such as Hindu Gymkhana, Parsi Gymkhana and Cricket Club of India with their respective historic grounds.

The stadium has been host to numerous high-profile cricket matches in the past, most notably the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final, in which India defeated Sri Lanka and became the first country to win the cricket world cup on home soil. The stadium played host to the last match of Sachin Tendulkar's international career. Additionally, it has hosted many matches during the 1996 and 2011 Cricket World Cups. The stadium also played host to the match in which Ravi Shastri hit six sixes in an over of Tilak Raj.


Early years

Mumbai has seen Test matches played at three different grounds. The Mumbai Gymkhana ground hosted the first-ever Test in India, in 1933–34 against England. After World War II, the Cricket Club of India Ltd's Brabourne Stadium – second ground of the city – was used for 17 Tests. The Wankhede Stadium was built after disputes between the Cricket Club of India, which owns the Brabourne Stadium, and the Bombay Cricket Association (now Mumbai Cricket Association) over the allocation of tickets for cricket matches.[3] 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, BCA built the new stadium in South Bombay (now South Mumbai) near the Churchgate station. It was built in approx. 13 months and opened in time for the final Test between India and the West Indies in 1975.[1] Since then the Wankhede stadium has taken over from Brabourne Stadium as the main cricketing venue in the city. It was named after Wankhede in 1974.

The Wankhede stadium staged its first Test in the 1974–75 season when the West Indies toured India. Clive Lloyd scored an unbeaten 242 and in Pataudi's last hurrah, India lost by 201 runs. The Test also featured a crowd disturbance after a fan who rushed onto the ground to greet Lloyd was treated roughly by the police. India's first victory here was posted against the New Zealand two seasons later. The stadium has been a witness to great innings like Sunil Gavaskar's 205 against the West Indies and Alvin Kallicharan's 187 in the same game in the 1978–79 series and all-round heroics like Ian Botham's century and thirteen wickets in the Jubilee Test in 1979–80, which England won by ten wickets. The highest score by an Indian at the Wankhede Stadium is Virat Kohli's 235 against England in 2016–17. Incidentally Ravi Shastri's six sixes in an over off Baroda's Tilak Raj in Ranji Trophy, en route to the fastest double-hundred in first-class cricket were recorded on this ground in 1984–85. His unbeaten 200 in 113 minutes off 123 balls with 13 fours and 13 sixes at this ground is the fastest double century in first-class cricket since 2017–18 season when Shafiqullah Shafaq scored double century in 89 balls.[4][5]


The Wankhede Stadium was built in 1975 and the first Test match played was between India and West Indies from 23 to 28 January 1975. The Stadium was built at a time when only Test Matches were played and with the advent of One Day Cricket and Twenty 20 Cricket, the demands of a Stadium from a spectator's point of view have totally changed.

Since ICC World Cup Cricket 2011 was to be hosted by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and Mumbai was selected to host the final, it was decided to redevelop the Wankhede Stadium to suit the modern facilities and comfort of spectators.

The Managing Committee invited presentations from reputed Architects and shortlisted M/s. P.K. Das & Associates and M/s. Shashi Prabhu & Associates to jointly draw up a project for the redevelopment of the Wankhede Stadium. While redeveloping the Stadium, major changes were at the North end and the South end with better facilities to the spectators in terms of bucket seating, a large number of toilets and food courts.

While MCA undertook the redevelopment of Wankhede Stadium, the ground was not available for domestic and international cricket until February 2011. In order to ensure that MCA did not miss out on the turn of Test and ODI matches and also to develop a healthy working relationship with the Cricket Club of India.

One of the highlights of the stadium is the suspended cantilever roofs. The Teflon fabric roof is lighter in weight and heat resistant. There is no beam support for the roof to ensure that the spectators will have a better view. On the roof, there are exhaust fans which suck the hot air from the stands and allow the breeze from the West to flow in. The stadium has 20 elevators for North and South stands. [6]

Ground facts and figures[edit]

Various format record[edit]

Test Records[edit]

  • Highest total: 631-all out by India against England in the 2016/17 season.
  • Lowest total: 62 by New Zealand against India in the 2021/22 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.
  • Sunil Gavaskar (1122 runs) has scored the most Test runs, followed by Sachin Tendulkar (921) and Dilip Vengsarkar (631).[7]
  • Anil Kumble (38 wickets), R Ashwin (34 wickets) and Kapil Dev (28)[8]

ODI Records[edit]

T20I Records[edit]

  • Highest total: 240/3 by India against West indies in 11 dec 2019
  • Lowest total: 135/7 by Sri Lanka against India on 24 Dec 2017(3rd match in 3 match t20 series).
  • JE Root of England (131) has scored the most runs, followed by V Kohli of India (127), and CH Gayle of West Indies (104)


Wankhede Stadium during the first innings of the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final between Sri Lanka and India.
Panoramic shot of Wankhede Stadium during the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final between Sri Lanka and India.

Cricket World Cup[edit]

This stadium has hosted 20 One Day International (ODI) matches every time that India has hosted the Cricket World Cup:

1987 Cricket World Cup[edit]

17 October 1987
136/2 (27.5 overs)
135 (44.2 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 46*(37)
John Traicos 2/27 (8 overs)
Andrew Pycroft 61 (102)
Manoj Prabhakar 4/19 (8 overs)
India won by 8 wickets
Umpires: Mahboob Shah and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Manoj Prabhakar
5 November 1987
219 (45.3 overs)
254/6 (50 overs)
Mohammad Azharuddin 64 (74)
Eddie Hemmings 4/52 (9.3 overs)
Graham Gooch 115 (136)
Maninder Singh 3/54 (10 overs)
England won by 35 runs
Umpires: Tony Crafter and Steve Woodward
Player of the match: Graham Gooch

1996 Cricket World Cup[edit]

27 February 1996
258 (50 overs)
242 (48 overs)
Mark Waugh 126 (135)
Venkatapathy Raju 2/48 (10 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 90(84)
Damien Fleming 5/36 (9 overs)
Australia won by 16 runs
Umpires: Steve Dunne and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Mark Waugh

2011 Cricket World Cup[edit]

13 March 2011
New Zealand 
358/6 (50 overs)
261/9 (50 overs)
Brendon McCullum 101(109)
Jacob Oram 3/47 (10 overs)
Ashish Bagai 84(87)
Harvir Baidwan 3/84 (9.1 overs)
New Zealand won by 97 runs
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford and Shavir Tarapore
Player of the match: Brendon McCullum
18 March 2011
Sri Lanka 
265/9 (50 overs)
 New Zealand
153/10 (35 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 111(128)
Muttiah Muralitharan 4/25 (8 overs)
Ross Taylor 33(55)
Tim Southee 3/63 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 112 runs
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Richard Kettleborough
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara
2 April 2011
Sri Lanka 
274/6 (50 overs)
277/4 (48.2 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene 103(88)
Yuvraj Singh 2/49 (10 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 97(122)
Lasith Malinga 2/42 (9 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
2011 Cricket World Cup Final
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Simon Taufel
Player of the match: MS Dhoni 91*

India became the first country to win cricket world cup on homesoil at Wankhede stadium.

Other event[edit]

  • In 2014, the swearing-in ceremony of Maharashtra chief minister was held inside this arena.[10]

In media[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Inglis, Simon (25 May 2000). Sightlines: a stadium odyssey. Yellow Jersey. ISBN 978-0-224-05968-8. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  2. ^ Janardhan, Arun (17 October 2013). "Sachin's last Test: Wankhede braces for ticket rush". livemint.com. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Cricinfo: Brabourne Stadium". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Wankhede Stadium - CricBlogg". Archived from the original on 30 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Every T20 record at the Wankhede Stadium | Highest total to highest run-scorer". 13 October 2021.
  6. ^ "MCA: Wankhede Stadium". mumbaicricket.com. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Records: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: Test matches: Most runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Records: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: Test matches: Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Records: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: One-Day Internationals: Highest totals". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  10. ^ "BJP govt's swearing-in at Wankhede costed Rs 98.33 lakh: RTI". Hindustan Times. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2022.

External links[edit]

Some of IPL record at the wankhede Stadium

Some of T20 record at the wankhede Stadium

Coordinates: 18°56′20.1″N 72°49′32.6″E / 18.938917°N 72.825722°E / 18.938917; 72.825722