With a brand new Franchise T20 League, the International League T20 (ILT20), underway in the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai International Stadium is set to host a number of games. Hence, here we will discuss the T20 Records and Pitch Report of the Dubai International Cricket Stadium for the ILT20 2023. The 31-day-long competition will be played across 3 venues in the UAE.
Sharjah and Abu Dhabi are the other two venues that will be hosting the ILT20 2023 alongside Dubai. However, Dubai will be hosting the majority of games this season. The venue will be hosting a total of 16 matches of the International League T20 2023. These games include 13 League Stage matches, both the Qualifiers (1& 2) and the most important Final game as well.
Dubai T20 Records
The Dubai International Stadium has hosted a lot of T20 cricket in the recent past. Out of the 85 T20 games played here to date, 45 have been won by the chasing sides while the sides setting a total have managed to win 39 games.
|Matches won batting first||39|
|Matches won bowling first||45|
|Average 1st Inns scores||144|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||127|
|Highest total recorded||212/2 (20 Ov) by IND vs AFG|
|Lowest total recorded||55/10 (14.2 Ov) by WI vs ENG|
|Highest score chased||184/8 (19.2 Ov) by SL vs BAN|
|Lowest score defended||134/7 (20 Ov) by OMAN vs HK|
Dubai International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report for ILT20 2023
Having hosted a lot of international and franchise T20 cricket in the recent past, the Dubai International Stadium has turned into a great T20 venue. The pitch at the venue is quite a balanced one where the bowlers and the batters both find good assistance. The pacers find initial movement off the pitch and as the match progresses, the spinners as well come into play. The large square boundaries may help the bowlers if they bowl accordingly at Dubai.
On the other hand, the pitch is also a good batting surface where the batters tend to enjoy their time. The pitch even gets better to bat on in the latter half of the match. The short straight boundaries of the Dubai International Stadium are generally targetted by the batters in order to score quick runs.
The dew is an important factor at this venue. The sides chasing have usually benefitted from it hence any side after winning the toss would be looking to bowl first. The sides batting first at the Dubai International Stadium should look to post 180 on the board.