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Dubai International Cricket Stadium: Know the average scores and highest scores by teams at the venue

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One of the most iconic cricket stadiums in UAE, the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is amongst the multiple venues set to stage the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 scheduled in October this year

Established in 2009, the Dubai International Cricket Stadium has a seating capacity of over 25,000 spectators. Pakistan and Australia played the first-ever T20 international at the venue on May 7, 2009. 

The venue was frequently used as the adopted home ground of the Pakistan cricket team alongside Sharjah Cricket Stadium and Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi while teams refused to tour Pakistan. It was also one of the venues for the rescheduled Indian T20 League 2021 

The ground is surrounded by 350 floodlights on the circumference of the roof also named the ‘Ring of Fire’. 

The Dubai International Cricket Stadium is set to stage 13 matches of the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2021. 

Dubai International Cricket Stadium average T20I score

The average T20I score for the team batting first at Dubai International Cricket Stadium is 144 runs. Out of the 61 international matches played at Dubai, 34 have been won by the team batting first while 26 have been won by the team batting second. 

Highest and lowest T20I score at Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Sri Lanka’s 211/3 against Pakistan in February 2013 is the highest T20 score at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. West Indies’ 55-all out against England in ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 is the lowest T20I score recorded at the venue. 

Afghanistan’s 183/5 against UAE in December 2016 is the highest successful chase in T20Is at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 

Top five T20I totals at Dubai International Cricket Stadium

The Dubai International Cricket Stadium has seen its fair share of high-scoring games and big totals with the 200 run-mark being breached at the venue on four occasions so far. 

Team

Opposition

Score

Match Date

Sri Lanka

Pakistan

211/3

December 2013

Ireland

Scotland

211/6

January 2017

Netherlands

Bermuda

206/3

October 2019

Scotland

Bermuda

204/4

October 2019

Scotland

UAE

198/6

October 2019

Dubai International Cricket Stadium average score in Indian T20 League

The average score for teams batting first at the Dubai International Cricket in the Indian T20 League is 167 runs. Up to 57.6 percent of the matches have been won by teams batting first as opposed to 42.4 percent for teams batting second. The 2020 edition of the Indian T20 League saw 172 as the average first innings score for teams batting first at Dubai. 

Bangalore’s 109 all-out against Punjab in the 2020 edition of the tournament is the lowest total at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the Indian T20 League. 

Chennai’s 10-wicket win over Punjab while chasing 178 runs is the highest successful run-chase at the Dubai International Stadium in Indian T20 League. 

In the 2020 edition of the Indian T20 League, 219/2 by Hyderabad against Delhi was the highest score at the venue.

Highest totals in Indian T20 League at Dubai International Cricket Stadium

The Indian T20 League has witnessed plenty of big totals being registered by teams at the venue. So far, the 200-mark has been crossed six times in the Indian T20 League at Dubai. 

Team

Opposition

Score

Match Date

Hyderabad

Delhi

219/2

October 2020

Punjab

Bengaluru

206/3

September 2020

Bengaluru

Mumbai

201/3

September 2020

Mumbai

Bengaluru

201/5

September 2020

Hyderabad

Punjab

201/6

October 2020

Mumbai

Delhi

200/5

November 2020

Featured photo: Aamir Qureshi / AFP

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