Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: IPL records and pitch report, average scores, highest wicket-takers and runscorers ahead of MI vs RR

There are few cricket grounds quite like the Wankhede Stadium.

The iconic ground has been the primary home of Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since the inception of the tournament in 2008.

It was built in 1974 and has a seating capacity of around 33,000 spectators. The atmosphere at the Wankhede Stadium during IPL matches is electric, with passionate fans cheering their team on.

Added to that is it’s prime location, overlooking the Arabian Sea, which also adds to its charm. 

The first IPL match to be played at Wankhede Stadium was on April 20, 2008, between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. That was the fourth game of the inaugural IPL season, and it was a high-scoring encounter.

Batting first that day, the Mumbai Indians posted a big total of 208 for 7 in their total 20 overs, thanks to a scintillating century by Sanath Jayasuriya. In reply, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made a valiant effort, with Australian opener Matthew Hayden scoring a quickfire 44 off just 26 balls. However, they fell short by 19 runs, finishing on 189 for 4 in their 20 overs.

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How many matches has the Wankhede Stadium hosted in IPL?

Wankhede Stadium has hosted 109 IPL matches so far. 

The team batting first has won 50 times, while the chasing sides have won on 59 occasions. 

Wankhede pitch report

The pitch at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is generally considered to be batting-friendly, especially in the limited-overs formats like T20s. The surface is usually flat, with a good amount of bounce and carry, which allows the batsmen to play their shots freely.

The boundaries at the Wankhede Stadium are relatively short, which further favours the batsmen. The dew factor in evening games can also come into play, making it easier for the team batting second to chase down a target.

However, there have been instances where the pitch has offered some assistance to the bowlers, particularly spinners, especially as the game progresses.

How many matches have Mumbai Indians won in IPL at Wankhede?

To date, MI have played 78 games at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, out of which they have won 49 matches and lost on 29 occasions. They have a win percentage of 62% at the Wankhede Stadium.

What is the highest score by a team at Wankhede in IPL?

RCB scored 235/1 against MI on May 10, 2015, which is the highest score to date at the Wankhede stadium.

Ab de Villiers scored a stunning 133* off just 59 balls while Virat Kohli made 82* off 50. 

In response, MI scored 196 in their 20 overs to lose the game by 39 runs. 

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What is the lowest score by a team at Wankhede in IPL?

The lowest team score at Wankhede Stadium in the IPL is 67 runs, made by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) against the Mumbai Indians in the 2008 season.

Shaun Pollock bowled a brilliant spell picking up three wickets in four overs for just 12. 

In that match, Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field first. KKR kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bowled out for just 67 runs in 15.2 overs. Mumbai Indians chased down the target with ease, winning the match by eight wickets.

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What is the average score at Wankhede in IPL? 

The average first-innings score in the IPL at Wankhede Stadium is 169 runs.

However, the trend has shot up in the recent years, owing to the batting-friendly pitches. The highest successful run chase at the Wankhede was 214/4 by MI against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2023. 

For your reference, Mumbai Indians face Rajasthan Royals in their next match at the Wankhede.

What is the highest individual score at Wankhede Stadium in IPL?

AB de Villiers’ 133* is the highest individual score at the Wankhede. The Protean hard-hitter scored an unbeaten 133 to propel RCB to a record-breaking score of 235.

ABD hit 19 boundaries and four sixes, and batted at a strike-rate of 225.42 against hosts MI, in IPL 2015.

What are the top five best individual scores at Wankhede Stadium in IPL?

Batsman Score Opposition
AB de Villiers (RCB) 133  MI
Virender Sehwag (KXIP) 122  CSK
Sanju Samson (RR) 119  PBKS
Shane Watson (CSK) 117 SRH
Joss Buttler (RR) 116  DC

What is the best bowling figure at Wankhede Stadium in IPL?

MI veteran, Harbhajan Singh, holds the best figures of 5/18 in IPL at the Wankhede, against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2011. 

The Turbanator dismissed Suresh Raina, Srikkanth Anirudha, Albie Morkel, Ravi Ashwin, and Joginder Sharma to celebrate his match-winning spell of 5/18 in IPL 2011 group stage.

Wanindu Hasaranga‘s 5/18 against Sunrisers Hyderabad is the best bowling figure in IPL at Wankhede Stadium.

Hasaranga picked up the likes of Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Jagadeesha Suchith, and Umran Malik to match Harbhajan Singh’s record for the best bowling figure in IPL at the Wankhede.

Which batsman has the most runs at Wankhede Stadium in IPL?

Rohit Sharma, the skipper of MI, has scored the highest number of runs (2020) at Wankhede Stadium in IPL.

Following him are Kieron Pollard (1228), Ambati Rayadu (1008), Suryakumar Yadav (874), and Dinesh Karthik (804).

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Which bowler has the most wickets at Wankhede Stadium in IPL?

Lasith Malinga has taken the most number of wickets in IPL at Wankhede Stadium, with a total of 68 scalps.

The next highest wicket-takers at the stadium are Harbhajan Singh (49), Jasprit Bumrah (41), Mitchell McClenaghan (37), and Dwayne Bravo (26). 

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