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Dubai Pitch Report : Pakistan Super League 2017

Dubai is one of the most active neutral International venue in the cricket circuit. Recently, Pakistan has started using all cricket grounds in UAE (United Arab Emirates) , inculding Dubai pitch . Due to tense political situations in Pakistan , UAE has now become unofficial home ground for Pakistan. UAE has its own cricket team playing too, in the association nations but never used the venues more than Pakistan team. All matches besides final of Pakistan Super League are conducted in Dubai & Sharjah . Therefore, below are the stats & records for Dubai Pitch report

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Upcoming Matches: Pakistan Super League 2017 (PSL 2017)

Dates are 9 February 2017 to 7th March 2017

Weather Report: Rainfall in winters is peculiar characteristic of Dubai.

  • Winters are from December to March.
  • Summers are from June to Sep
  • Mild Rainall from January to February.
  • Highest Humidity in Jan-Feb with dew factor high.


Dubai Cricket stadium Pitch Report : PSL 2017

  • Dubai Pitch –  The pitch at Dubai was favorable for bowlers in league matches of the tournament while it was good for batting in last knockout games.
  • Average first Innings score:   148 runs 
  • Toss Prediction: In last 13/ 15 matches , team winning the toss has field first (90%)
  • Stat: Team winning the toss , has won the match at Dubai 10/15 times (70%)
  • Fielding first or winning toss is a clear advantage at Dubai since pitch supports fast bowlers initially.
  • Average wickets taken per innings is 6
  • Highest score at Dubai till now:  201 for 2 by Lahore Qalandars
  • Lowest score at Dubai till now :  111 for 9 by Karachi Kings
  • Also, Mohammed Amir took the first hat-trick of Pakistan Super League at Dubai
  • Runs scored at Dubai stadium during PSL :
  • PSL 2017 Schedule at Dubai Stadium :
    09-Feb-17 Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United Dubai
    10-Feb-17 Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators Dubai
    10-Feb-17 Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi Dubai
    11-Feb-17 Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars Dubai
    11-Feb-17 Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings Dubai
    12-Feb-17 Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars Dubai
    23-Feb-17 Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators Dubai
    24-Feb-17 Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars Dubai
    24-Feb-17 Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United Dubai
    25-Feb-17 Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings Dubai
    25-Feb-17 Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Dubai
    26-Feb-17 Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United Dubai
    03-Mar-17 Playoff 3: Winner Playoff 2 vs Runner Up Playoff 1 Dubai

Other than PSL  matches International matches, below are T20 , ODI , and Tests Dubai pitch report.


Dubai Pitch Report T20

  • Meanwhile, In a T20 games at Dubai , Ireland have the best record of winning 7/9(80%) matches & New Zealand the worst record of winning just 1/4 (25%) matches
  • In reality , Dubai is a low-medium scoring pitch for T20s .
  • Average  score at Dubai  : 110 runs (36 matches)
  • Highest Total : 211/3 Sri Lanka vs Pak
  • Lowest total :  71 Kenya vs Ireland
  • Imad Wasim of 5-14 vs WI  has the best bowling figures on this ground. Leading wicket takers at Dubai are Sohail Tanvir, Saeed Ajmal & Umar Gul, all in all.

One Day Internationals ODI Pitch Report for Dubai 

  • Not only in 50 over format , Dubai is bowling friendly wicket but also only 02 / 36 innings (6%) ,  score more than 300 is scored.
  • Particularly, England have the best record winning 3/3 matches at Dubai . Pakistan has worse record of losing 09/15 (65%) matches
  • The lowest score of 131  is by  Team Sri Lanka vs Pakistan until now.
  • Highest score of 355 by England against Pakistan in 2015
  • Average score on Dubai Pitch : 228
  • At last, Most Wickets are by Shahid Afridi & Saeed Ajmal. Best bowling performace is by Shahid Afridi 6-38 vs Aus. Pitch shows support for spinners.

Dubai Pitch Report – Tests

  • Dubai , Granted Test International vennue status in 2010 too.
  • Nonetheless, Pakistan have the best record of winning 6 out of 10 matches played here. (60% wins )
  • Average Runs scored in first innings : 299
  • Till 2013, Pitch was a bowling paradise of below 250 runs . However, since 3 matches curator has started making it batting friendly in first innings.
  • Until now, Lowest Score in a match was twice by Pakistan 99
  • Highest Individual score: Azhar Ali 302
  • Lastly, Best Bowling performance is by D.Bishoo of 8/49 vs Pak . Most Wicket taking bowlers on this pitch are Yasir Shah & Saeed Ajmal.This shows pitch is spin-friendly track.

Please note – All stats based on last year Pakistan Super League in 2016

Also read : Who will win PSL 2017 Predictions

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