Located in Mumbai, the Wankhede Stadium is one of the most famous cricket grounds in India. Although much younger than the Chepauk, Eden Gardens and Feroz Shah Kotla, it has been home to few of the greatest cricketers to have played for India. The Wankhede Stadium opened in 1974 and has a seating capacity of 45,000. It has two ends - Garware Pavilion End and Tata End. It is also the home of three-time Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians. Among the most memorable matches played at the Wankhede are the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup final, where India defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets to clinch their second title, and batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's final game of his international career. Due to its close proximity to the Arabian Sea, the pitch at the Wankhede Stadium offers assistance to swing bowlers during the early part of the day. The pitch also helps the spinners during the latter part of the day. The Wankhede Stadium in looked after well by its curator Sudhir Naik.
Wankhede Stadium Facts:
End names: Garware Pavilion End, Tata End
Curator: Sudhir Naik