In the first semifinal of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, India will face New Zealand at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 15. The Wankhede stadium holds great significance in Indian cricket, as it is often referred to as 'The Home of Cricket in India'. This is the same ground where the MS Dhoni-led Indian team lifted their second ODI World Cup trophy in 2011.
The ground has great importance in Indian cricket, as many of the legends have started their careers here. Legendary India batter Sunil Gavaskar to current India skipper Rohit Sharma Mumbai's Wankhede has given a lot of celebrated cricketers to India. Star batter Sachin Tendulkar has also started his inspirational journey from this ground. So, ahead of the crucial India vs. New Zealand game, here are some records and stats from this iconic venue.
#Most Runs: Sachin Tendulkar (455 runs in 11 innings)
Legendary India batter Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most ODI runs at Wankhede Stadium. In his 24-year-long career, Sachin has played 11 ODI games at his home ground. In these games, he has scored 455 runs at an average of 41.36 and a strike rate of 86.99. Star India batter Virat Kohli is in second place with 357 runs in 7 innings.
#Highest Scores: Glenn Maxwell (201* vs. Afghanistan)
In the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, star Australia allrounder Glenn Maxwell played one of the greatest ODI innings. While chasing a massive total of 291 runs, Australia lost seven wickets for a mere 91 runs. However, Maxwell, along with skipper Pat Cummins, added 200+ runs for the eighth wicket and won the game for the Aussies. In his innings, he scored an unbeaten 201 runs off 128 balls.
#Most 50+ scores: Sachin Tendulkar (4 in 11 innings)
Again, local boy Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most half-centuries in the iconic Wankhede stadium. He has scored four 50+ scores in 11 matches at this ground. India coach Rahul Dravid and star batter Virat Kohli closely follow Sachin with three 50+ scores.
#Most wickets: Venkatesh Prasad (15 in 6 games)
Former India pacer and current chief selector Venkatesh Prasad holds the record for most wickets at this ground. Being his home ground, Prasad used all his experience here and took 15 wickets in six matches. He is followed by ace spinners Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh with 12 and 10 wickets, respectively. From the current lot, Mohammed Shami has the highest number of wickets, i.e., 8.
#Best bowling figure: Murali Karthik (6/27 vs Australia)
At this ground, spinner Murali Karthik holds the record for the best bowling figures. He has clinched six wickets by giving 27 runs against Australia in 2007. He is closely followed by Mohammed Shami, who has taken five wickets against Sri Lanka in the ongoing tournament itself.