The West Indian team is set to take on the young talented UAE side in a 3-match ODI series starting from the 4th of June at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Newly appointed Head Coach Darren Sammy will also be tested for the first time in a competitive fixture. Read more for the Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report.
The UAE team is filled with talented youngsters who might be able to deceive some established West Indian players in their home ground. Although UAE is coming after a painful defeat in the finals of the ACC premiere league against Nepal they have gained some valuable experience from that tournament which might help them against the Windies.
On the other hand, West Indies is still in their transition phase where they are finding the right balance of the team. However, both these teams will be later featured in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 qualifiers and this series will come as a handy preparation for the marquee event.
UAE vs WI 1st ODI Date, Time, Venue, and Weather
Date: 4 June, Sunday
Time: 6:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Weather: There will be a hot Sunday afternoon at the Sharjah Stadium for the matchday with a clear sky. There is no hit of rain despite the humidity level being more than 50%. The temperature will vary from 34 degrees to 35 degrees Celsius with a wind speed of 19kmph.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
The pitch has historically favored the batters. It offers predictable bounce giving the batter freedom to play their strokes with full authority. It is also termed a batters paradise especially because of the short boundaries of both sides.
However, the batters do find themselves in trouble when the ball starts gripping in the second innings as the spinners come into play. The Sharjah pitch does get torn after being under the sunlight in the first innings. This makes the spinners get more turns than usual which troubles the batter.
The toss winnings captain might want to bat first on this wicker considering the harsh weather outside in the first innings. This strategy might help the team bowling second as most of their players will be having fresh legs.
ODI Records at the Sharjah
- Total Match Played: 232
- Batting First Won: 127
- Batting Second Won: 103
- Tie: 2
- Avg. Score in 1st bat: 226
- Highest Score: Pakistan 364/7
- Lowest Score: India 54/10