India vs New Zealand ODI World Cup 2023 semifinal: The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is set to host the first semi-final of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 between India and New Zealand on November 15 (Wednesday). The victor of this clash will advance to face the winner of the second semi-final, which pits Australia against South Africa, for the ODI World Cup 2023 title in Ahmedabad on November 19 (Sunday).
Before delving into the crucial semi-final, let’s examine India’s performance in ODIs at Wankhede Stadium.
India’s ODI record at Wankhede Stadium stands at 12 wins and 9 defeats in 21 matches. Their highest total at this venue is 357 for 8 against Sri Lanka on November 2, 2023, while their lowest total was 165 for 10 in 48.5 overs against the West Indies on October 30, 1989. Notably, India secured a massive 302-run victory over Sri Lanka on November 2, 2023.
Sachin Tendulkar leads the run-scoring charts at Wankhede Stadium with 455 runs in 11 matches, while Virat Kohli holds the record for the highest individual score with 121 against New Zealand on October 22, 2017. Tendulkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, and Kohli have each registered a century at this venue, with Tendulkar contributing four 50+ scores in 11 ODIs.
Ajay Jadeja holds the record for the most sixes at Wankhede Stadium, hitting 7 in five matches. In the bowling department, Venkatesh Prasad tops the wicket-taking charts with 15 wickets in six matches. Murali Kartik’s remarkable figures of 6 for 27 in 10 overs against Australia on October 17, 2007, are the best bowling performance at this venue. Kartik, Mohammed Shami, and Harbhajan Singh each have one five-wicket haul to their names.
The highest partnership recorded at Wankhede Stadium is 189 runs for the 2nd wicket, achieved by Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill against Sri Lanka on November 2, 2023. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the most matches played at this venue, participating in 11 ODIs.
In ODI World Cup matches at Wankhede Stadium:
– India defeated Zimbabwe by 8 wickets on October 17, 1987.
– In the 1987 World Cup’s second semi-final on November 5, 1987, England beat India by 35 runs.
– Australia secured a 16-run victory over India in the 1996 World Cup match played on February 27, 1996.
– India emerged triumphant by six wickets against Sri Lanka in the 2011 ODI World Cup final on April 2, 2011.
– India dominated Sri Lanka with a 302-run victory on November 2, 2023.