Dubai International Cricket Stadium is the next popular and iconic cricket stadium after Sharjah in UAE. It was constructed in 2009 having the expandable space for near about 30,000 audiences. In UAE, there are three cricket stadiums, namely, Sharjah, Dubai International, and Zayed Cricket stadium. Among these, Dubai International cricket stadium is the biggest one.
The former name of Dubai International Cricket Stadium was Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium. The circumference of the stadium is called a ring of fire.
The stadium has noticed the Indian T20I league since 2009. It has also hosted the Pakistan Super League. The first T20I matches between Australia and Pakistan were hosted at Dubai International and now, the stadium is all set to arrange 13 matches in the upcoming T20 league and ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2021.
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The highest score by the team at the venue
In 2013, the Sri Lanka cricket team was playing against Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. In this match, Sri Lanka has scored 211/3. It was the highest score at the venue.
Lowest score by the team at Dubai International
In 2012, a match between Kenya versus Ireland played in the T20 world cup. Kenya chose to bat first after the toss and it was a disaster performance by the team of Kenya that they have scored just 71 runs by losing all the wickets. It was the lowest score that the Dubai International Cricket Stadium has faced. Ireland won that match without losing a wicket.
Highest score in Partnership
Alex Obanda and Steve Tikolo, players from the Kenya cricket team scored 126-run in a partnership against Canada in the T20 World Cup qualifying match in 2010. It was the highest partnership by runs at the venue ever.
Highest Individual Score
KL Rahul is the one who score 132 runs in 69 balls against team Bangalore in 2020. It was the highest score at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the Indian T20 League. In this match, KL Rahul has beaten the team with 14 fours and 7 sixes with a 191.3 strike rate.
Most of the wickets taken by
The stadium not only witnessed the performances of the batsman but has also observed the bowler spirit and dedication towards the sport. Most of the wickets are taken by Yuzvendra Chahal and Kagiso Rabada jointly at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the Indian T20 League. The bowlers have picked 13 wickets in nine matches.
It was a T20I league tournament where KL Rahul has scored the most runs (392) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The outstanding performance by KL Rahul has shaken the audiences present over there. David Warner has scored 371 runs in Indian T20 League at the venue, but Rahul’s score was better.
Highest totals in Indian T20 League at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The big total registered by teams at the venue in the Indian T20 tournament are as shown in the following table.