Located in Mumbai, India, the Wankhede Stadium is an international cricket stadium with 33,108 spectators. Before the 2011 Cricket World Cup, the stadium had a capacity of around 45,000. The stadium is the home of the Mumbai Indians. The stadium was designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano and is a must-see destination for cricket fans.
After winning eight of their first ten league matches, Mumbai Indians fell into a disappointing spell as they suffered three straight defeats. However, they recovered well and won the final league match in a last-ball match to finish third on the points table and qualify for the Eliminator. Their first game against Kolkata Knight Riders was a huge success, with Mumbai restricting them to just 147 in 20 overs and chasing the target down with six wickets. The win saw Munaf Patel pick up the Man of the Match award.
Mumbai Indians have had a disappointing season but are determined to finish on a high note. This is their third consecutive game at the Wankhede stadium, and they will be hoping to go full throttle in the first innings and take the lead early. The Indian Premier League has grown more competitive this year by adding two new teams.
The IPL governing council is still working out the exact schedule for the tournament, but it is expected to start in the last week of March. The BCCI will hold a final recce of the four stadiums before approving the schedule and venue. Mumbai Indians have been the home team for the past two seasons, so they have a home advantage compared to the other teams.
Sachin Tendulkar is set to play his final Test match at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. He last played here in his farewell Test against West Indies in 2013. The BCCI has agreed to play the last Test of the legendary batsman in front of his home crowd. The decision was made by the BCCI’s Programmes and Fixtures Committee, headed by Rajiv Shukla.
Tendulkar’s appearance at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday triggered an online reaction. The image of Sachin squatting down and edging the ball has sparked a storm on social media. The match is being played between India and Australia in the next five days. The final game is scheduled for March 22 at Brabourne stadium in Melbourne.
Tendulkar turned 45 on Tuesday. Thousands of fans watched the match and sang him a happy birthday. The video of the occasion went viral on Twitter. Thousands of people chanted ‘Sachin-Sachin’ as he was shown on the big screen.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
The Wankhede stadium in Mumbai was the site for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final on March 30, 2011. The final saw India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets. Over 33,000 spectators watched the match live. The final was watched by the Prime Minister of India and the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
The Wankhede stadium was refurbished to host the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. The stadium has a seating capacity of 32,000 and features colourful bucket seats and numerous staircases. It also features a suspended steel cantilever roof and a Teflon fabric roof. The stadium has been designed to meet ICC’s world-class standards.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is the tenth edition of the World Cup and will take place in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Pakistan originally planned to co-host the tournament but could not do so because of security concerns, including the September 2009 attack against the Sri Lankan national team in Lahore. The ICC has agreed to pay Pakistan a $9.5 million fee for hosting the World Cup, but the PCB estimates that this figure doesn’t include the overall loss to the Pakistani economy.
Redevelopment of Wankhede stadium
Redevelopment of Wankhede stadium has been undertaken to improve the stadium’s appearance and provide more accessibility to fans. This project was designed to improve the relationship between the players and the spectators by improving the quality of space and lighting. Several challenges were faced during this process, including finding a skilled workforce, space constraints, noise restrictions and time constraints. The monsoon also heavily affected the site, reducing soil bearing capacity. The project also faced problems related to constructing the stadium’s roof structure.
The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has decided to renovate the outfield of the Wankhede stadium. The current outfield is a mixture of sand and patches of grass, and the association needs to hire a specialised agency to repair the area. The work will take some time, and rains will prevent cricketing activities for several months.
The Wankhede Stadium is a 45,000-capacity stadium. It has hosted high-profile cricket matches in the past. In one match, Ravi Shastri hit six sixes in an over. The stadium also hosted the final match of the 2011 Cricket World Cup. India defeated Sri Lanka in this game by six wickets, and Sachin Tendulkar played his final international match.