2004
President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
20,000
Yes
North End, Pavilion End
19:02, Wed Oct 01, 2014 (UTC +0400)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Pakistan v South Africa - Nov 20-24, 2010 Scorecard
Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Dec 31, 2013 - Jan 4, 2014 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
India v Pakistan - Apr 18, 2006 Scorecard
Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Dec 27, 2013 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Afghanistan v Scotland - Feb 10, 2010 Scorecard
Afghanistan v Ireland - Nov 30, 2013 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi cost $22 million to build and is arguably one of the world's finest cricket grounds. It was opened in May 2004 and staged its first first-class match when Scotland played Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup that November.

The ground is dominated by two large stands at either end, with the areas square of the wicket offering large grass banking for spectators to sit, although during the daylight hours that might be less than appealing as there is no shade. There is no pavilion as such, with the large changing rooms under one of the stands, and teams watch from inside air-conditioned glass rooms.

The venue is about 30 minutes drive from the city centre and is located in a remote area.
Martin Williamson

Fixtures

2014
Sun Oct 12 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
3rd ODI - Pakistan v Australia
Thu Oct 30 - Mon Nov 3
10:00 local | 06:00 GMT
02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT
2nd Test - Pakistan v Australia
Sun Nov 9 - Thu Nov 13
10:00 local | 06:00 GMT
01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST
1st Test - Pakistan v New Zealand
Wed Dec 17 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
05:00 EST | 04:00 CST | 02:00 PST
4th ODI - Pakistan v New Zealand
Fri Dec 19 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
05:00 EST | 04:00 CST | 02:00 PST
5th ODI - Pakistan v New Zealand
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Latest Photos

The Nursery Oval ground in Abu Dhabi, February 2014
The Nursery Oval ground in Abu Dhabi
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A general view of the stadium during the Papua New Guinea v Hong Kong Qualifying Play-off match at the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on November 28, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Graham Crouch-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)
A general view of the Zayed Cricket Stadium during the Papua New Guinea v Hong Kong Qualifying Play-off match
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The lights come on at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, MCC v Durham, Abu Dhabi, March 29, 2010
The lights come on at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium
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Fans await a thrilling chase under lights, Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Abu Dhabi, November 3, 2009
Fans await a thrilling chase under lights
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
3rd ODI: Pakistan v Australia at Abu Dhabi
Oct 12, 2014 (14:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
2nd Test: Pakistan v Australia at Abu Dhabi
Oct 30-Nov 3, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT)
1st Test: Pakistan v New Zealand at Abu Dhabi
Nov 9-13, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST)
4th ODI: Pakistan v New Zealand at Abu Dhabi
Dec 17, 2014 (14:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 05:00 EST | 04:00 CST | 02:00 PST)
5th ODI: Pakistan v New Zealand at Abu Dhabi
Dec 19, 2014 (14:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 05:00 EST | 04:00 CST | 02:00 PST)
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