The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Qualifiers have begun already Sri Lanka will play their first game against UAE. The game will take place at the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo on 19th June. Here is Queens Sports Club Bulawayo Pitch Report for SL vs UAE ODI.
The Sri Lankan team would like to start with a win as they don’t have many competitive teams in their group. However, UAE is one of the most competitive sides among the associated nations and they won’t let Sri Lanka win it easily.
The top 3 teams of each group will progress through to the Super Six stage. Sri Lanka has a high chance of getting through in their group as they only have a threat of Ireland.
SL vs UAE ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Date, Time, Venue, and Weather
Date: 19th June, Monday
Time: 12:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Queen Sports Club, Bulawayo
Weather: It will be a sunny afternoon at the Bulawayo on Monday. There are completely no signs of rain throughout this month in Africa. The temperature will be between 21 degrees to 26 degrees. The wind speed will be only 5 km which means there will be no movements in the air for the bowlers.
Queens Sports Club Pitch Report
It is a batting-friendly venue where run-scoring is easy compared to other surfaces in Zimbabwe. The ball comes nicely onto the bat, especially in the later half of the game. Spin bowlers might also enjoy bowling at this surface as it offers grip and turn if bowled slowly.
On the other hand, fast bowlers need to do some variations with their skills.
The toss winner should opt to bowl first and try to restrict the opposition under 250 which is a chasable target at this venue.
ODI Records at the Queens Sports Club
There have been a number of One-day internationals played at this venue in which the team bowling first has won the majority of the games. In the total 82 matches, 45 games have been won by the team who have chased the target.
Total matches: 82
Matches won batting first: 32
Matches won bowling first: 45
Average 1st Inns scores: 232
Average 2nd Inns scores: 198
Highest total recorded: 399/1 (50 Ov) by PAK vs ZIM
Lowest total recorded: 48/10 (23.2 Ov) by ZIMW vs BANW
Highest score chased: 329/9 (49.5 Ov) by ZIM vs NZ
Lowest score defended: 196/10 (43 Ov) by ZIM vs AFG