India will face New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on November 15 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This will be the second consecutive meeting between the two sides in the semis after the 2019 World Cup.
India came into the knockouts having won all nine of the league stage matches and one of the biggest reasons for that was the starts captain Rohit Sharma gave the team in the powerplay overs. He has been excellent in the ongoing CWC 2023, with 503 runs in 9 matches with one century and three fifties to his name.
Rohit has scored his runs at a strike rate of 126 and that has helped the middle order tee off in middle overs and death overs. This will also be the first time since the 2016 T20 World Cup, that Rohit will play an ICC event knockout game at his home ground in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
Therefore let’s have a look at Rohit Sharma’s stats and records at this homebound.
Rohit Sharma’s ODIs stats in Mumbai
Rohit Sharma’s One-Day International (ODI) record at the Wankhede Stadium has been poor. Despite playing 4 ODI matches at the venue, the Indian captain has made just 50 runs in 4 innings, with a best of 20 at an average of 12.50 and a strike rate of 90.91.
Rohit even played an ODI against New Zealand in Mumbai in 2017, where he was clean-bowled by Trent Boult for 20 runs in 18 balls.
Rohit Sharma’s dismissals against bowling in Mumbai
Against Pacers: Rohit Sharma has been dismissed by a pacer in all four innings at the Wankhede Stadium in ODIs. He averages 12.50 against pacers with a strike rate of 90.91. He has hit 6 fours and 2 sixes against fast bowlers in ODIs in Mumbai.
Apart from the aforementioned Trent Boult dismissal, Rohit has fallen victim to Kyle Abbott, Mitchell Starc, and most recently, for a duck to Dilshan Madushanka in the ICC World Cup 2023 match against Sri Lanka.
Against spinner: Rohit Sharma has not faced any spinners in his 4 ODIs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
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