AUS vs AFG ICC World Cup 2023: Wankhede Stadium Mumbai Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score

Published on: Nov 7, 2023 9:56 am IST|Updated on: Nov 7, 2023 9:56 am IST

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will host the ODI World Cup 2023 game between Australia and Afghanistan on Tuesday.

It is a vital game in the context of the tournament as both teams are pushing hard for a spot in the semifinal. Australia currently are on a five-game winning run and they need only one win to seal their spot in the semifinals.

On the other hand, Afghanistan have already managed to punch above their weight in the tournament. They have notched up four wins in their seven matches but need to defeat Australia here to get close to the last four.

In this post, we will take a look at the Wankhede Stadium Pitch, Venue Stats, Record, and Average Score ahead of the World Cup clash between Australia and Afghanistan.

Wankhede Stadium Stadium Pitch Report

It is a wonderful batting track that will offer an even pace and bounce to the bat. The spinners might get spin during the daytime and the pacers are likely to get some swing with the new ball under the lights. However, besides that, the batters are likely to dominate here. The team winning the toss is expected to bat first.

Is Wankhede Stadium a batting or a bowling pitch?

Last Three Results at the Venue

  • India (357/8 in 50 overs) defeated Sri Lanka (55/10 in 19.4 overs) by 302 runs – 2 November 2023
  • South Africa (382/5 in 50 overs) defeated Bangladesh (233/10 in 46.3 overs) by 149 runs – 24 October 2023
  • South Africa (399/7 in 50 overs) defeated England (170/10 in 22 overs) by 229 runs – 21 October 2023

It is a Batting Wicket. In the last three matches, all teams batting first have comfortably crossed the 350-run mark. The batting doesn’t get tough in the second innings either if the batters can negate the early swing with the new ball.

Australia ODI record in Wankhede Stadium

Australia have played 5 ODI matches at this venue. They have won 3 ODIs and lost 2.

Australia’s Highest Total at the venue: 286/8 in 50 overs vs India in 2003
Australia’s Lowest Total at the venue: 188/10 in 35.4 overs vs India in 2023

Afghanistan ODI record in Wankhede Stadium

Afghanistan have not played any ODI game at this venue so far.

Afghanistan’s Highest Total at the venue: N/A
Afghanistan’s Lowest Total at the venue: N/A

Wankhede Stadium Ground Info

Seating Capacity: 33000
Number of matches hosted: 26 Tests, 26 ODIs, and 8 T20Is

Wankhede Stadium ODI Stats and Records

Total Matches Played: 26
Home Team (India) Won: 12
Visiting Team Won: 9
Neutral Side Won: 5
No Result: 0
Match Tied: 0

Average 1st Innings Score: 260
Matches Won Batting 1st: 14
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 12
Highest Team Total: 438/4 by South Africa vs India in 2015
Lowest Team Total: 55/10 by Sri Lanka vs India in 2023
Highest Run Chase: 284/4 by New Zealand vs India in 2017

Highest Individual Score: 174 by Quinton de Kock (South Africa) vs Bangladesh in 2023
Best Bowling Figures: 6/27 by Murali Kartik (India) vs Australia in 2007
Most Runs: Sachin Tendulkar (India) – 455 runs in 11 matches
Most Wickets: Venkatesh Prasad (India) – 15 wickets in 6 matches
Most Sixes in ODIs at this venue: Heinrich Klassen (South Africa) – 12 Sixes

Australia Players at Wankhede Stadium

  • David Warner – 128 runs in 1 match
  • Mitchell Marsh – 81 runs in 1 match
  • Josh Inglis – 26 runs in 1 match
  • Steven Smith – 22 runs in 2 matches
  • Mitchell Starc – 6 wickets in 2 matches
  • Marcus Stoinis – 2 wickets in 1 match
  • Pat Cummins – 2 wickets in 1 match

Afghanistan Players at Wankhede Stadium

  • No current Afghanistan player has played at this venue yet.

most runs at Wankhede Stadium (Active Players)

  • Virat Kohli (India) – 357 runs in 7 matches
  • Quinton de Kock (South Africa) – 287 runs in 3 matches
  • Heinrich Klaasen (South Africa) – 199 runs in 2 matches

most wickets at Wankhede Stadium (Active Players)

  • Mohammed Shami (India) – 8 wickets in 3 matches
  • Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) – 7 wickets in 3 matches
  • Tim Southee (New Zealand) – 7 wickets in 3 matches
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