Sharjah Cricket Stadium is situated in UAE. It is one of the oldest cricket stadiums. The stadium holds the record of hosting the most number of One Day matches. The stadium having a capacity of 27,000 people is built-in 1980. Once, it was the home ground for the Afghanistan Cricket team for one-day international matches.
The most interesting thing about the Sharjah cricket stadium is that it is one of the few stadiums in the world, where the test match had been played without their home country cricket team.
As per the study, it has been observed that the stadium not only experiences the one-day international tournaments but has seen marvelous shots by the cricketers in test matches and T20 tournaments too.
It is glad to know that the Sharjah Cricket Stadium will be the place where ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be going to play in 2021.
And we are presently watching the most popular cricket tournament IPL held in UAE at Sharjah Stadium due to the widespread of Covid-19 in India. It was the year 2014 when the IPL season was launched at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The Blind Cricket World Cup in 2018 is the eminent tournament that the venue hosted.
It was the basic information regarding that show the brief history of this ancient stadium. Now, we will look at the matches and the scores by the teams at Sharjah.
Let’s have a look.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Sharjah has witnessed numerous test and one-day matches and the outstanding performances of many talented players. Some matches are memorable as the teams were played in such a way that the crowd in the stadium got amazed.
The highest score by Rajasthan Royals against Kings XI Punjab was 226 in 2020. It was the T20 cricket tournament.
The average T20I score at Sharjah Cricket stadium
As per the statistics, the average T20 score is 149 in the first inning where the team decided to bat first. Total 13 T20 matches have been played at Sharjah.
Highest Score by the team in T20I
The highest T20I score at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium is 215 with 6 wickets. It was a match between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe played in 2016 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Lowest Score by the team in T20I
In September 2013, there was a Kenya versus Ireland match held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. It was the first time when the stadium had faced the lowest score of 56 in T20I. It was the lowest score at the venue.
Cricket is a globally played sport. It becomes very popular in every corner of the earth, And there are many popular stadiums. The land of these stadiums has experiences the game of all the cricket teams in the globe. So, why the Sharjah Cricket Stadium is different from those all glorious and standard stadiums?
The reason is pitch quality. Sharjah’s pitch was perfectly made and maintained to play test matches, T20 matches, and one-day matches. All formats of cricket can be played at Sharjah’s ground. It’s a perfect stadium to showcase the talent for all-rounders, batsmen, bowlers, and fielders. The high run-scoring pitch is a batting-friendly dry, moisture absorbent, and an ideal pitch for cricket. The stadium has smaller boundaries on either side of the wicket. That usually makes to score great runs.
The scoreboard for 2020 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium that shows the highest total in the Indian T20 league is as shown below.
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