Wankhede Stadium has a beautiful sea side location due to which spinners get good assistance through the breezes during the early part of day.
Wankhede Stadium pitch offers consistent bounce due to the red soil with which it is made. This makes pitch suitable for scoring runs.
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is a leading cricket ground that has witnessed many international matches since its opening in 1974. Originally built with a capacity of 45,000, it can now hold up to 32,000 spectators only after successive renovations. This stadium witnessed its first cricket Test match in 1974 when West Indies toured India. This match became memorable for Clive Lloyd’s unbeaten 242; while India lost by 201 runs. India won its first Test on this ground two seasons later against New Zealand. The Stadium witnessed its first ODI match in January 1987 when India played against Sri Lanka. This cricket stadium has Garware Pavilion End and Tata End as its two ends. It also has stands named in honour of prominent Indian cricketers including Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, and Vijay Merchant.
The stadium witnessed many fantastic moments which include Gavaskar’s 205 and Kalicharan’s 187 in a 1978-79 game against West Indies.
The Jubilee Test of 1980 at this stadium saw Ian Botham’s century and also 13 wickets. England won the game by 10 wickets.
Vinod Kambli scored 224 runs against England in 1992 Test match which is the highest score by an Indian cricketer on this ground. Kambli scored it in his third Test only.
Ravi Shastri scored the fastest double hundred in first-class cricket in 1984 on this ground. He also scored six sixes against Tilak Raj of Baroda in this game.
Wankhede Stadium witnessed its highest Test partnership of 298 by Vengsarkar and Ravi Shastri against Australia in 1986-87 season.