The cricketer turned commentator Michael Vaughan has been proactive in his comments for on-field matches or off-field controversies. He was quite vocal in the recently concluded series of India and England. In the first India-England Test at Chennai, he called the pitch the “road” for being a belter of the pitch, and that supported batsmen. Then, he criticized the Ahmedabad pitch for completing the test match in 2 days. This time around he has made a remark for the IPL 2021 pitches.
The former England cricketer Michael Vaughan tweeted amidst the Match 7 of the IPL 2021 between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. The Delhi Capitals batsmen could not quite score runs easily due to the terrific variation of RR’s pacers. The Wankhede pitch has generally been a belter of a pitch and with a fast outfield and the small ground has seen very high scores posted on the board. But Match 7 saw a below-par total posted on the scoreboard and Rajasthan Royals batsmen also struggled in the powerplay overs. Michael Vaughan was quick to take a dig at the pitch on Twitter.
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One of the iconic grounds of the country, Wankhded stadium has seen thrilling T20 matches in the past. The highest total of 240 at Wankhede was scored by the West Indies team against India in 2019. Whereas, the lowest total of 137 was posted by Sri Lanka against India in 2017.
In the Indian Premier League 2015, Royal Challengers Bangalore scored the highest total of 235/1 at Wankhede. While here the lowest total of 67 in the IPL game was scored by Kolkata Knight Riders against Mumbai Indians in 2008. The average 1st innings score in this venue is 167.
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