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Renovations at Wankhede stadium is going on in phased manner before 1st ODI
By SMCS - Feb 21, 2023 7:17 pm
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The iconic Wankhede Cricket Stadium is under renovation prior to the first ODI match between India and Australia. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Tuesday shared some updated pictures of the stadium, claiming that the spectators will enjoy the upgraded facilities at the venue as well. The Wankhede Stadium will host the 1st ODI on March 17.

Wankhede Stadium
Drainage system at the Wankhede Stadium

“Renovations of the Wankhede Stadium is already underway in a phased manner. Here’s the latest look at the progress being made. We are sure that the spectators will enjoy the upgraded facilities at the iconic Wankhede,” tweeted Mumbai Cricket Association.

“The next phase of renovation includes the refurbishment of the boxes, public utility areas and the toilets at the stadium. Soon a new experience and fully renovated stadium will be there for the public to enjoy matches at Iconic Wankhede stadium.”

The BCCI on Sunday (February 19) announced India’s squad for the three-match ODI series, where Hardik Pandya has been appointed as the vice-captain instead of KL Rahul. Captain Rohit Sharma, under whose leadership India recently retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, will miss the first ODI due to family commitments as well.

However, India will host Australia in Visakhapatnam for the second ODI on March 19 whereas Chennai will host the third ODI on March 22 as well before players shift their focus to the IPL 2023, which is all set to begin with the defending champions Gujarat Titans taking on Chennai Super Kings on March 31 in Ahmedabad.

India’s ODI squad against Australia

Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, K L Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat