March 2016 will be a month to live at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai for T20 World Cup 2016. TVs would only be switched on for sports channels, sofas would never be empty, and eyes will be waiting for that winning moment during the last overs. Yes! T20 World Cup is back, and this time it’s in India.
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – T20 World Cup 2016 is one of the venues of the tournament matches. The 33,108-capacity stadium is particularly known for India’s innings in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lankan team, when they had won the title, after Indian skipper Dhoni lofted the ball beyond the boundary for the match-winning six. It was also the ground where Master Blaster Sachin had played the last match of his international career.
Jubilation at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai During T20 World Cup 2016
The crowd of Wankhede can be seen with Dhol Tashas while they cheer for Indian cricket team, and particularly for Sachin. The stadium has a stand named after him – Sachin Tendulkar Stand. The crowd is more jubilant during IPL, during a Mumbai Indians match. Wankhede Stadium is also the home ground of the Mumbai Indians. Here I wanna share some stats about Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai for T20 World Cup 2016.
Wankhede has recently also seen South Africa’s one-day innings of 438/4 against India, which is also the highest ODI total there. The lowest was Bangladesh’s 110 all-out by India in 1998. Sachin has the record of most ODI runs here, 455 runs. AB de Villers and Malinga are the most cheered international batsman and bowler here.
The IPL experience should be a forte for the Indian players who play for Mumbai Indians. Their experience and familiarity with the ground is a strong point. But the foreign players like Corey Anderson, Mitchell Johnson and Dwayne Smith who had been a part of Mumbai Indians too could prove fatal as their knowledge and observation of the ground would be no less.
It will be interesting to watch the match when the Indians will clash against their IPL teammates who are an expert on Wankhede’s pitch. Dhol Tashas and chants would have their volume reach all the seven skies when the atmosphere will be set on the tunes of the World Cup.