Wankhede Stadium is one of the finest cricket grounds in Mumbai.
The stadium has been a witness to great innings like Sunil Gavaskar's 205 against the West Indies and Kallicharran's 187 in the same game in the 1978-79 series, all round heroics like Ian Botham's century and thirteen wickets in the Jubilee Test in 1980. England won this test by ten wickets.
Vinod Kambli scored 224 run against England in 1992-93 series in the same stadium. It is the highest score by an Indian at Wankhede.
It also witnessed Ravi Shastri's six sixes in an over off Baroda's Tilak Raj en route to the fastest double-hundred in first-class cricket in 1984-85.
The main gates
to the ground are named after Polly
Umrigar and Vinoo Mankad. The stands
are named after famous Mumbai cricketers
like Vijay Merchant (West stand),
Sunil Gavaskar (East stand upper)
and Sachin Tendulkar (North stand).
The Wankhede stadium will host 5
matches of the IPL tournament including
the semi-finals and finals.