Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report Batting or Bowling wicket? Check here
Updated on: Mar 17, 2023 1:03 pm IST
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is all set to host the 1st ODI of the 3-match series between India and Australia. Wankhede Stadium is a high scoring venue as the surface assists the batters and the short boundaries also helps them to hit boundaries at will.
Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report Batting or Bowling?
While Wankhede Stadium is generally considered a great pitch for batting and has hosted some high-scoring matches, the numbers from ODI matches played there do not reflect this. Out of the 22 ODIs that have taken place at the venue, 11 have been won by teams chasing and 11 by teams batting first.
The average first-innings score in ODIs at the Wankhede Stadium is only 247 runs. Even in the most recent match played there, India was dismissed for just 255 runs. Despite the pitch being known as a paradise for batters, there have not been many high-scoring encounters in ODI matches at the venue. Check out Wankhede Stadium ODI stats below,
|Matches won batting first||13|
|Matches won bowling first||14|
|Average 1st Inns scores||240|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||201|
|Highest total recorded||438/4 (50 Ov) by RSA vs IND|
|Lowest total recorded||79/10 (27.1 Ov) by INDW vs AUSW|
|Highest score chased||284/4 (49 Ov) by NZ vs IND|
|Lowest score defended||192/9 (50 Ov) by WI vs IND|
While the statistics do not paint a clear picture of the pitch’s suitability for batting, it has been observed on several occasions that the pitch at Wankhede Stadium is good for batters in the IPL and T20Is. However, the pitch can offer some assistance to spinners as the match progresses, and dew is also a significant factor in the second innings. It may be wise for the team winning the toss to opt for chasing, considering the numbers from past ODI matches. Expect a run-fest in the first IND vs AUS One-Dayer of the series.