In 2023, India’s international cricket season began with the lucrative T2O International. The broadcast agreement will provide money for BCCI, although the Sri Lanka match failed to draw a large crowd. Several audio and visual clips from the Wankhede stadium.

The squad of Hardik Pandya is unable to fill Wankhede

The national selectors have fielded a brand-new lineup to rev up India’s T20 strategy. But the Mumbai audience didn’t appear to connect with it. When the game started, the Wankhede was barely halfway filled due to the absence of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Jasprit Bumrah. The presence of the captain and former all-rounder for the Mumbai Indians, Hardik Pandya, and local hero Suryakumar Yadav wasn’t warm enough. Later, a few more persons entered the building with black discounted tickets in hand.

People may have opted to save for the several MI matches that will take place over the next three months because of the IPL influence. The fact that the game began at 7 o’clock on a weekday didn’t help. A Mumbai local passenger inquired, “Aaj match hai, kya?” when the train approached Churchgate station, which is a short distance from the stadium. Metrorail riders have a pulse on what’s popular. Cricket on both sides is not.

Surya is not “at home.”

Suryakumar Yadav may have been India’s T20 sensation in the previous year, but his ideal home debut was not to be. Coming in with a reputation of being the best 360-degree exponent in the business, he only managed to sky the first no-look ramp he tried against Chamika Karunaratne’s medium pace to be caught at the short-fine leg for 7.

He has scored several hundred for Mumbai in red-ball cricket at the Wankhede. Yadav made his debut for the India blues in front of friends and family, but his bat couldn’t help the game stand out. However, this is merely the year’s first T20 match. Yadav is expected to play all formats of cricket for India shortly, according to his T20 captain Pandya.

What’s in the name of a sponsor?

Pandya and his crew left the house sporting shirts with the new sponsors’ insignia. MPL, who wrote to the Indian board requesting to be released from the contract that lasted through 2023, has been replaced by clothing manufacturer “Killer.”

Inside the stadium, the new sponsors’ selling booths offered official items. However, the majority of the fans arrived with vintage MPL shirts, some even vintage Nike (previous sponsors) jerseys. What matters is that the sponsor’s name is blue.