The Dubai International Stadium, formerly known as the Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is mainly used for cricket and is one of the three main cricket stadiums in the country, the other two being Sharjah Cricket Stadium and Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. It has a capacity of 25,000 spectators, but is expandable to 30,000 spectators. It is a part of the Dubai Sports City in Dubai. The architect of this project was the Canadian architect, Awsam Matloob. The stadium was one of the dedicated venues for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, it hosted Semi Final 2 and the Final on November 11, 2021 and November 14, 2021 respectively.
|Emirates Road End|
Dubai Sports City End
|First Test||12–16 November 2010:|
Pakistan v South Africa
|Last Test||24–27 November 2018:|
Pakistan v New Zealand
|First ODI||22 April 2009:|
Pakistan v Australia
|Last ODI||16 April 2022:|
Oman v Papua New Guinea
|First T20I||7 May 2009:|
Pakistan v Australia
|Last T20I||27 September 2022:|
United Arab Emirates v Bangladesh
|Only WODI||7 February 2019:|
Pakistan v West Indies
|As of 27 September 2022|
The first ODI cricket match played here was between Australia and Pakistan on April 22, 2009; it was won by Pakistan. The stadium's first player to take a five-wicket haul was Shahid Afridi with 6/38, which was his career best figures at the time. The top score at this stadium is 302* is held by Azhar Ali against West Indies in 2016.
The stadium hosted its first Test match when Pakistan played South Africa on 12–16 November 2010; the match resulted in a draw.
Pakistan held a series against New Zealand and one Twenty20 International against England. This followed with a five-match ODI series of which three matches were played at this stadium. The second match in the stadium was also the last match by Australian international all-rounder Andrew Symonds.
In 2012 in mid-August Pakistan played three T20s against Australia, which was a grand success, just before the ICC World T20, including a super over in the final match, which Pakistan won.
In 2014, The 2014 Indian Premier League tournament was held in the stadium along with Zayed Cricket Stadium and Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium. After that, the tournament shifted back to homeland India.
Along with Abu Dhabi and Sharjah the stadium was used to host the IPL 2020 as well as the second half of the 2021 tournament after it was initially postponed following a Covid-19 outbreak in India. In IPL 2020 Dubai International Stadium played host to the final as Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals and in 2021 Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in finals.
The pitch conditions in Dubai for T20 cricket were significantly improved during IPL 2020 a fact born out by the higher average T20 score in Dubai that was witnessed in that tournament by comparison to matches in the past.
The Dubai International Stadium is lit by a special system of floodlights named "Ring of Fire". The 350 floodlights are fixed around the circumference of its round roof, thereby minimizing the shadows of objects in the ground and having no floodlight towers.
- Hosted two back-to-back day-night Test matches, first between Pakistan and West Indies, and then between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
- Hosted 2 ODI matches between Pakistan and Australia from 22 to 24 April 2009.
- Hosted 2 Twenty20 matches between Pakistan and New Zealand from 12 to 13 November 2009.
- Hosted 3 Indian musical concerts on 1 and 2 November 2009 and 2 December 2013.
- Hosted 2 Twenty20 matches between Pakistan and England from 13 to 14 February 2010.
- The Els Club, located in Dubai sports city hosted Callaways Odyssey.
- Dubai Sports city hosted World Twenty20 qualifier matches in February 2010.
- Hosted 3 ODI matches between Pakistan and South Africa from 2 to 8 November 2010.
- Hosted a Test match between Pakistan and South Africa on 12 November 2010.
- Hosted IPL7's First Leg.
- Hosted 2017 Desert T20 Challenge.
- Hosted PSL (Pakistan Super League 2016) with Opening ceremony & Final.
- Hosted PSL (Pakistan Super League 2017) with Opening ceremony.
- Hosted PSL (Pakistan Super League 2018) with Opening ceremony.
- Hosted 2018 Asia Cup and 2018 Asia Cup Final.
- Hosted PSL (Pakistan Super League 2019) with Opening ceremony.
- Hosted IPL (Indian Premier League 2020).
- Hosted IPL (Indian Premier League 2021) 2nd Phase.
- 1st time to Host an ICC Tournament 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup with Oman.
- Hosted 2022 Asia Cup
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