IND vs AUS Wankhede Stadium: Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium is ready once again. The first match of the three ODI series starting here between India and Australia will be played on March 17. Hardik Pandya will captain in the first match of the series and Rohit Sharma will join the Indian team from the second match. Meanwhile, the India team arrived in Mumbai and the players also shared some of their photos from their respective social media handles. The ODI match will take place at the Wankhede Stadium after almost three years. But before the match starts, you have to know what is the win-loss record of team India at Wankhede Stadium. So let’s take a look.
The Indian team has been seeking victory in Wankhede for 13 years
India team last played at Wankhede Stadium about three years ago i.e. in January 2020. It is a matter of coincidence that in this match they also had a match against Australia. The Indian team was then awarded a crushing defeat by ten wickets. The India team had scored 255 runs batting first and Australia’s David Warner and Aaron Finch achieved this goal without loss. Both had completed their respective centuries. Since then, ODIs will again be played on this ground. Not that the India team lost this match in Wankhede. Even before this, the Indian team has been losing, the special thing is that since October 2011 until now, the Indian team has not won on this ground. In the year 2011 India team defeated England by six wickets, after that Indian team lose continuously here.
The Wankhede Stadium has not been conducive to the India team in recent years.
In the year 2015, South Africa defeated the Indian team by 214 runs. Following this, in the year 2017, New Zealand defeated team India by six wickets. Following this, in the year 2020, Australia defeated by ten wickets. That is, whether the India team batted first or bowled, they have gotten the loss in every situation. And the defeat is not small, almost a one-sided defeat. Although Wankhede Stadium is known for the match when India team won the 2011 ODI World Cup under the captaincy of MS Dhoni by defeating Sri Lanka here, but after this match they got one more win and then the victory meal. In such a situation, the responsibility of ending the 13-year drought will fall to Captain Hardik Pandya. It remains to be seen how the Indian team fares in the ODIs against the Kangaroos after defeating Australia in the Test.