ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is happening from 17th October in Oman and UAE. Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi is one of the four venues to be selected by ICC to host the 7th season of T20 WC. It will host 16 matches as a total in the T20 World Cup 2021.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Venue for T20 World Cup 2021
The Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a cricket stadium which is located in Abu Dhabi City of UAE. This cricket stadium was built in 2004 for the cost of 23 Million Dollars. Sheikh Zayed Stadium is one of the largest cricket grounds in UAE and it has the seating capacity to entertain 20,000 cricket spectators.
The Stadium is the home ground for UAE and Afghanistan Cricket team. Moreover, this cricket ground is operated by Emirates Cricket Board.
As per the declaration of ICC, Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium will host 16 T20 World Cup 2021 matches. These matches includes 5 Round 1 matches, 10 Super 12 stage matches and the 1st Semi Final.
Sheikh Zayed Cricket stadium has two ends named as North end and Pavilion end. The first T20 match here was played between Afghanistan and Scotland in February 2010. Apart from it, the stadium also hosted the first of IPL 2014. Not only this, Sheikh Zayed Stadium also hosted 2005 Friendship series between India and Pakistan to support the victims of 2005 Earthquake in Pakistan.
After terrorist attack on Sri Lanka in 2009, Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium started hosting many series for Pakistan. Recently, the stadium also hosted IPL 2020 matches due to the Covi-19 situation in India.
|Ireland vs Netherlands||Oct 18, 2021||Watch Live Match|
|Sri Lanka vs Namibia||Oct 18, 2021||Watch Live Match|
|Namibia vs Netherlands||Oct 20, 2021||Watch Live Match|
|Sri Lanka vs Ireland||Oct 20, 2021||Watch Live Match|
|Australia vs South Africa||Oct 23, 2021||Watch Live Match|
|England vs B2||Oct 27, 2021||Watch Live Match|
|B1 vs A2||Oct 27, 2021||Watch Live Match|
|Afghanistan vs A2||Oct 31, 2021||Watch Live Match|
|South Africa vs B2||Nov 2, 2021||Watch Live Match|
|Pakistan vs A2||Nov 2, 2021||Watch Live Match|
|India vs Afghanistan||Nov 3, 2021||Watch Live Match|
|West Indies vs A1||Nov 4, 2021||Watch Live Match|
|Australia vs West Indies||Nov 6, 2021||Watch Live Match|
|New Zealand vs Afghanistan||Nov 6, 2021||Watch Live Match|
|TBC vs TBC||Nov 7, 2021||Watch Live Match|
The average temperature at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in October and November averages 35. Therefore, T20 World Cup 2021 matches at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi will witness hot weather conditions. Due to the Abu Dhabi being a beach city, the here here is hot and humid. Therefore, we will see drink breaks during T20 WC 2021 to refresh the match players.
The pitch conditions at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi are good for both batsmen and bowlers. The Average innings scores in T20 here ranges from 130 to 140. However, the stadium has also seen the highest total of 225/7 in T20 overs as well. Therefore, it is safe to say that, team with best batting and bowling combinations will have higher chances of victory at the stadium.