Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report: One of the most prestigious and historic grounds in the cricketing history of India is Wankhede Stadium. The stadium is the home ground of Mumbai Indians, and the location of this stadium is near the shore of the Arabian Sea.
The History of Wankhede Stadium
The ground has witnessed many iconic moments in Indian cricketing history. If we talk about the famous 2011 world cup final match that was played at Wankhede Stadium between India and Sri Lanka, where India chased down the Sri Lankan score with a mammoth sixer by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. That moment was special because that was the last world cup match for the great Sachin Tendulkar. If cricket is famous in our country that is because Maharashtra has given us so many quality cricketers. They grew up practising cricket in Wankhede stadium.
Wankhede Stadium and Indian Premier League
With Indian Premier League about to gain huge momentum this year, Wankhede is going to play a vital role in that journey. They are going to host 7 league matches of the Indian Premier League this season which will include their home team in every single match. Let us talk more about the stadium, its capacity, pitch report and the weather condition. These all are very critical factors that play an important part in a cricketing match. Mumbai Indians are already thrashed by Royal Challenger Bangalore in their opening match, thanks to the innings of Faf Du Plessis and Virat Kohli.
Facts about the Wankhede Stadium and the pitch report
The Wankhede Stadium is a very old cricket stadium in the country that was built in 1974, since then it is the home ground for the local Ranji team of Mumbai. Since the opening session of IPL in 2008 it is the home ground of Mumbai Indians. This is a batter-friendly ground and has already given some masterclass innings with both bat and ball. Mumbai Indians continued the legacy of Maharashtra in the Indian Premier League T20 format by becoming the only team which has lifted the trophy 5 times.
|Total IPL matches played on the ground||102 IPL T20 matches|
|Matches won by the team batting 2nd||48|
|Tata End and The Garware Pavilion end||54|
|Highest team score on the ground||Royal Challengers Bangalore made 235 against Mumbai Indians in 2015|
|Lowest team score on the ground||Kolkata Knight Riders scored 67 runs against Mumbai Indians in 2008|
|Average Score on the ground between||168|
|Highest batting score||133 (59) by A B de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians in 2015|
|Best Bowling figures||5/18 by Harbhajan Singh against Chennai Super Kings in 2011|
|Home Ground||Mumbai Indians|
|Sitting capacity of the ground||33,108 people|
|Ends||Tata End and The Garware Pavilion End|
Mumbai weather forecast
Mumbai is known for its rains, but the monsoon season is not yet started. Indian Premier League generally starts in April month and continued till May. These months are generally considered summer seasons in other parts of India. As Mumbai is a coastal city, the temperature does not really fluctuate here and it generally stays on the warmer side we can expect a temperature ranging from 33 to 35 degrees during the afternoon but it will eventually cool down as the day progresses. However, the humidity may remain on the higher side, it will be around 50-55 per cent during the first stage of the tournament. So, we can expect some due in the second half of the match to be played under the floodlights. Due is a serious factor in a game, bowlers especially spinners find it difficult to ball in such conditions.
Pitch report of Wankhede Stadium
We as cricket lovers know for sure that the stadium has a tremendous history in Indian cricket. Even in the IPL, it is a player’s dream to play in Wankhede among 35,000 spectators. Talking about the pitch it is generally very dry and is nicely rolled with a heavy roller, made up from the red soil. The pitch is considered a batting paradise and normally does not provide much assistance to the bowlers. The Mumbai team has Jofra Archer and Jason Behrendroff we might expect a little green top for this year’s match.
Matches in Tata IPL 2023 in Wankhede Stadium
Wankhede Stadium will organise the 7-league match of the home team Mumbai Indians.
|1||8/April/2023||Saturday||7:30 PM||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings|
|2||16/April/2023||Sunday||3:30 PM||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders|
|3||22/April/2023||Saturday||7:30 PM||Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings|
|4||30/April/2023||Sunday||7:30 PM||Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals|
|5||09/May/2023||Tuesday||7:30 PM||Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|6||12/May/2023||Friday||7:30 PM||Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Titans|
|7||21/May/2023||Sunday||3:30 PM||Mumbai Indians vs SRH|