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The Wankhede Stadium Mumbai is one of the important cricket stadiums in the country. This stadium was built in 1974. The stadium has a total capacity to accommodate 45000 people at once. The stadium was built after a dispute between Mumbai Cricket Association and Cricket Club of India.

These disputes became too prominent after test match between England and India in 1973. After that in this year, S. K. Wankhede, the secretary of the Mumbai Cricket Association, took the initiative to build a stadium in South Mumbai. He along with his team took six months to complete the stadium only to conduct the West Indies and India test match in 1975.

The pitch of Wankhede Stadium is always known to favor the bowlers. Among bowlers of all sorts, spinners get the maximum amount of advantage in the pitch. The pitch has bounce for spin bowlers and swing for medium fast bowlers.

It is the second biggest cricket stadium in Mumbai. Some of the great innings have been witnessed by the audiences in this stadium. Some of important innings on this stadium are:
  • Sunil Gavaskar's 205 against West Windies is one of the great innings in this ground in 1978.

  • Kallicharan's scored a 187 in 1978.

  • Ian Botham hit a century and took thirteen wickets in a Test in 1980.

  • Ravi Shashtri hit six sixes in an over.

  • Vinod Kambli scored a 224 in 1992, which is the highest score hit by any Indian in this stadium.
The stadium main gates are named after
  • Vinoo Mankad
  • Polly Umrigar
The stadium stands are named after
  • Sunil Gavaskar: The East stand upper stand is named after this cricketing legend.

  • Vijay Merchant: The West Stand was named after Vijay Merchant.

  • Sachin Tendulkar: The North stand is named after Sachin Tendulkar.

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Last Updated on : 12/11/2013



 

     


     

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