UAE vs West Indies 1st ODI: Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report, Team Records at Sharjah
Updated on: Jun 3, 2023 9:04 pm IST
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) team is ready to host West Indies for a short three-match ODI series and the first ODI match is scheduled to take place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on 4 June, 2023. UAE have performed very well recently in the 50-overs format as they have managed to win 4 out of their 5 ODI matches. On the other hand, West Indies drew an ODI series in South Africa earlier this year, but they will be eyeing to improve their ODI numbers. Both these teams will also be participating in the upcoming Qualifiers round for this year’s ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
The batting track at Sharjah Cricket Stadium is highly favorable for batters, rewarding them with full value for their shots. Bowlers, on the other hand, face the challenge of maintaining tight lines and lengths to curb the flow of runs. In such conditions, defending the total becomes a preferred strategy, given that the average first innings score stands at 271. The pitch’s characteristics emphasize the need for disciplined bowling and strategic field placements, making it imperative for teams to devise effective game plans to counter the batsmen’s advantage and restrict the opposition’s scoring opportunities.
Currently, there are no anticipated showers in the foreseeable future for the UAE vs WI match. The temperature is expected to hover around 34 degrees Celsius, while the humidity will be in the range of the 50s.
Team Records at Sharjah
- The average first innings total remains around the 270 – 280 mark at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in 50-overs cricket.
- The West Indies team and the United Arab Emirates have faced each twice in ODIs and on both the occasions, it is West Indies who have emerged victorious.
- Out of the 252 ODI matches played in Sharjah so far, 132 games have been won by teams batting first while 118 matches have been won by chasing teams.
- Pakistan have recorded the highest ODI total of 364 for 7 against New Zealand at this venue.
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