Wankhede Stadium Mumbai – Venue ICC T20 World Cup 2016

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Wankhede Stadium ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2016Wankhede Stadium is a cricket stadium in the India’s economy capital city Mumbai. This stadium was established in 1974. This ground is known to be of Mumbai Cricket Asssociation (MCA) ground.This stadium has capacity of 33,108 approximately spectator capacity. The ground capacity was approximately 45,000 before the renovations of ground for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. This ground known as memorable ground because it witnessed various high profile matches since its establishment.

T2o World Cup 2016 Matches 

T20 World Cup Matches(Full Schedule)
Group Team 1 Team 2 Date
1 England West Indies 16th March 2016
1 England South Africa 18th March 2016
1 South Africa Qualifier B 20th March 2016
Semi Final TBD TBD 31th March 2016

 

Cricket World Cup 1987

Matches Played At Wankhede Stadium in 1987 World Cup
Date Team 1 Team 2 Result
17 October 1987 India Zimbabwe India won by 8 wickets
136/2 (27.5 overs) 135 (44.2 overs)
5 November 1987 India England England won by 35 runs
219 (45.3 overs) 254/6 (50 overs)

Cricket World Cup 1996

Matches Played At Wankhede Stadium in 1996 World Cup
Date Team 1 Team 2 Result
27 February 1996 Australia India Australia won by 16 runs
258 (50 overs) 242 (48 overs)

Cricket World Cup 2011

Matches Played At Wankhede Stadium in 2011 World Cup
Date Team 1 Team 2 Result
13 March 2011 Canada New Zealand New Zealand won by 97 runs
261/9 (50 overs) 358/6 (50 overs)
18 March 2011 Sri Lanka New Zealand Sri Lanka won by 112 runs
265/9 (50 overs) 153/10 (35 overs)
2 April 2011 India Sri Lanka India won by 6 wickets
277/4 (48.2 overs) 274/6 (50 overs)

History

The famous Mumbai City has a three cricket grounds. Very first time the Bombay Gymkhana ground witnessed the first ever Test in India since international cricket started in 1933–34 against England. After the second world war ending about 1945  the Cricket Club of India Ltd’s Brabourne Stadium – second ground of the city  was used for international cricket. Brabourne Stadium hosted about 17 test matches after second world . After the disputes between Brabourne Stadium owners Cricket Club of India Ltd and the Mumbai Cricket Association over the allocation of tickets for cricket matches, Wankhede Stadium is built by Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) . MCA built the new stadium in South Mumbai near the Churchgate station of Mumbai. It tooks about six months to complete their construction and developement work. The name wankhede is of S. K. Wankhede, a politician and the secretary of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) . Wankhede Stadium was opened in 1975 for the final Test between India and the West Indies . Now Wankhede stadium becomes the main cricketing venue in the Mumbai city by overcoming from Brabourne Stadium.

Wankhede Stadium ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2016

Notable Points And Records

  • Most memorable events on this ground was the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final, In that final India won the world cup second time by defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets.
  • The stadium also witnessed the last match of Indian’s god of cricket Sachin Tendulkar’s international career against West Indies in 2013. Wankhede stadium also witnessed 1996 world cup matches with the  2011 Cricket World Cup matches.
  • On the first test match between India and the West Indies at  Wankhede Stadium, It was the last test of former Indian test captain M. A. K. Pataudi. In that match, West Indian legend Clive Lloyd scored an unbeaten 242 runs so the India lost that match by 201 runs, this test also featured a crowd disturbance after a fan who rushed onto the ground to greet Lloyd was treated roughly by the police.
  • India register their first victory on this ground against New Zealand after two seasons later of the first test match at Wankhede stadium. In 1978–79 Sunil Gavaskar hits 205 runs against West Indies, In replies West Indian batsman  Alvin Kallicharan hits the 187 runs in the same game.
  • The highest score by an Indian at the Wankhede Stadium is Vinod Kambli’s 224 against England in 1992–93 in only his third Test.
  • In 1984–85 Ravi Shastri’s six sixes in an over off Baroda’s Tilak Raj in Ranji Trophy is also notable event of this ground. Fastest double century in first-class cricket ever since happened in this venue where Ravi Shastri hits in the same game unbeaten 200 in 113 minutes off 123 balls with 13 fours and 13 sixes.

Stadium Developement

ICC Cricket  World Cup 2011 was hosted by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and Mumbai was selected to host the final, it was decided to upgrade or re develope the Wankhede Stadium to suit the modern facilities and comfort for spectators. After up gradation of ground, the stadium was not available for domestic and international cricket till February 2011 world cup final. stadium has  the suspended cantilever roofs without having any support beam so that spectators will have a better view. Due to seaside situation of the Wankhede stadium that meant the swing bowlers get a little amount of help during the early part of each day.

Details

Establishment Year :  1974

Capacity : 33,108 Approximately .

Floodlights : Yes

End names : Garware Pavilion End, Tata End

Home team : Mumbai Cricket Team, Indian Cricket Team,  Mumbai  Indians (IPL Team)

Curator : Sudhir Naik

Stands in Stadium : Sunil Gavaskar Stand, North Stand, Vijay Merchant Stand, Sachin Tendulkar Stand, MCA Stand, Vitthal Divecha Stand,  Garware Stand, Grand Stand

Address : Mumbai Cricket Association, Wankhede Stadium, D Road, Churchgate, Mumbai – 400020 (Phone: 022 2281 1795/7876/9910)

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