Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE
City- Sharjah, UAE
Operator- Emirates Cricket Board
End Names- Pavilion End, Sharjah Club End
1st T20 International– Afghanistan VS Scotland(03 March 2013)
1st Test International– Pakistan VS West Indies(31 January 2002)
1st ODI – Pakistan VS India(06 Apr 1984)
In UAE, mainly three cricket stadiums are there. Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah is one of the three stadiums. Two others are Dubai International Cricket Stadium and Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
In the initial phase of 1980, the Sharjah Cricket Stadium was built in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Boundaries size in this ground is, straight boundary 58 meter, Long-on boundary 62 meters and Mid Wicket boundary is 65 meters long.
In the 1984 Asia Cup, it hosted the first international cricket match. This Stadium started with 16,000 seats and very modest facilities but by 2002 had a 27,000 capacity and all other facilities like floodlights, drains system all improved.
In 2001, because of some match-fixing issues, The Indian government banned the national teams from playing at Sharjah stadium. Between April 2003 and February 2010, there were no international matches on this ground.
In 2011 Sharjah Cricket Stadium became the home ground for Afghanistan national team. In Pakistan Super League, It is the home ground of Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators team also. In 2016 Afghanistan changed its home ground, Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground in Noida(India) became the home ground of the Afghanistan National Team.
This Stadium also hosted the 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup Final between India and Pakistan, in which India won by two wickets. Sharjah Cricket Stadium was the venue of the IPl 2014 & Ipl 2020 also. And it is one of the three venues of IPL 2021 also.
It holds the record in the Guinness book of records for hosting the highest One Day matches. This ground has been hosted 240 One-Day till December 2019, which is the maximum by any stadium.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE Pitch Reports, Ground Records, Statistics
Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report/Pitch Records
Sharjah Cricket Stadium IPL Pitch Report
The Pitch of Sharjah Cricket Stadium is helpful for the batsman and is a high-scoring ground. Fast bowlers get help in the initial overs.
Bowlers get bounces & movement when bowls in good areas, Batsmen can hit the ball nicely because the ball comes to the bat perfectly. Due to the short boundaries distance, the batsman can hit the ball out of the boundary easily. Dew is another factor so keep it in mind, because after dew ball comes to the bat very nicely and bowlers have only one option to bowl in good line & length, otherwise they pay for it.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium Records
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE IPL, T20I, T20, ODI, Records
Total Matches Played-14
Batting first WON-09
Batting second WON-04
Average Inning Score In T20I–
Batting first Average Score In T20I-151
Highest score In T20I-215/6(Afghanistan)
Lowest score In T20I-56/10(Kenya)
Score Records in T20I(on this ground):
- Below 150 – 8 times
- 150 to 180- 4 times
- Above 180 – 2 times
Total Matches Played- 56
Batting first Won– 19
Batting second Won– 36
Batting first Average Score In T20– 158
Highest score In T20– 228/4(Delhi Capitals)
Lowest score In T20– 82/10(Islamabad United)
Score Records in T20 League(on this ground) :
- Below 150 – 26 times
- 150 to 180- 18 times
- Above 180 – 12 times
ODI Records / Statistics
Total Matches Played- 232
Batting First Won– 127
Batting Second Won– 103
Average Inning Score In ODI–
Batting first Average Score In ODI– 226
Highest score In ODI– 364/7(Pakistan)
Lowest score In ODI– 54/10(India)
Score Records in ODI(on this ground) :
- Below 200 – 76 times
- 200 to 250- 72 times
- 251 to 300- 69 times
- Above 300 – 15 times
Sharjah Cricket Stadium IPL 2014/2020 Records
In IPL 2014 total of 6 matches had been played on Sharjah Cricket Ground in which four matches were won by the batting second and two matches were won by the batting first.
In IPL 2020 total of 12 matches had been played on Sharjah Cricket Ground in which seven matches were won by the batting second and five matches were won by the batting first.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium IPL 2014 match list/Results
|Chennai Super Kings||1||1||0|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||1||1||0|
Sharjah Cricket Stadium IPL 2020 match list/Results
|Chennai Super King||3||0||3|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||3||0||3|
Sharjah cricket stadium boundary length/size
Sharjah cricket stadium Boundaries lengths are, straight boundary 58 meters, Long-on boundary 62 meters, and Mid Wicket boundary is 65 meters long.
Sharjah cricket stadium owner
Sharjah Cricket Association
Sharjah cricket stadium dhoni six
In IPL 2020, MS Dhoni hits six out of the Sharjah cricket stadium, Bowler was Tom Curran.
Sharjah cricket stadium IPL 2020/2021 pitch reports
In IPL 2020, The Batsmen had enjoyed batting at the Sharjah cricket stadium. There had been multiple high-scoring matches on this ground. But in the middle of the tournament, the pitch of Sharjah had gone on the slower side.