2004
President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
20,000
Yes
North End, Pavilion End
03:46, Wed Nov 30, 2022 (UTC +0400)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Pakistan v South Africa - Nov 20-24, 2010 Scorecard
Afghanistan v Zimbabwe - Mar 10-14, 2021 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
India v Pakistan - Apr 18, 2006 Scorecard
Afghanistan v Ireland - Jan 26, 2021 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Afghanistan v Scotland - Feb 10, 2010 Scorecard
England v New Zealand - Nov 10, 2021 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

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

2022
Wed Nov 30 (10 ovs)
16:00 local | 12:00 GMT
07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST
Abu Dhabi T10
Chennai Braves v Team Abu Dhabi
Wed Nov 30 (10 ovs)          
18:15 local | 14:15 GMT
09:15 EST | 08:15 CST | 06:15 PST
Abu Dhabi T10
Bangla Tigers v Deccan Gladiators
Wed Nov 30 (10 ovs)          
20:30 local | 16:30 GMT
11:30 EST | 10:30 CST | 08:30 PST
Abu Dhabi T10
New York Strikers v Northern Warriors
Thu Dec 1 (10 ovs)
16:00 local | 12:00 GMT
07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST
Abu Dhabi T10
Delhi Bulls v New York Strikers
Thu Dec 1 (10 ovs)          
18:15 local | 14:15 GMT
09:15 EST | 08:15 CST | 06:15 PST
Abu Dhabi T10
Team Abu Dhabi v Bangla Tigers
Thu Dec 1 (10 ovs)          
20:30 local | 16:30 GMT
11:30 EST | 10:30 CST | 08:30 PST
Abu Dhabi T10
Samp Army v Deccan Gladiators
Fri Dec 2 (10 ovs)
16:00 local | 12:00 GMT
07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST
Abu Dhabi T10
Delhi Bulls v Chennai Braves
Fri Dec 2 (10 ovs)          
18:15 local | 14:15 GMT
09:15 EST | 08:15 CST | 06:15 PST
Abu Dhabi T10
Northern Warriors v Samp Army
Fri Dec 2 (10 ovs)          
20:30 local | 16:30 GMT
11:30 EST | 10:30 CST | 08:30 PST
Abu Dhabi T10
New York Strikers v Team Abu Dhabi
Sat Dec 3 (10 ovs)
16:00 local | 12:00 GMT
07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST
Abu Dhabi T10
Qualifier 1 - TBC v TBC
Sat Dec 3 (10 ovs)          
18:15 local | 14:15 GMT
09:15 EST | 08:15 CST | 06:15 PST
Abu Dhabi T10
Eliminator - TBC v TBC
Sat Dec 3 (10 ovs)          
20:30 local | 16:30 GMT
11:30 EST | 10:30 CST | 08:30 PST
Abu Dhabi T10
Qualifier 2 - TBC v TBC
Sun Dec 4 (10 ovs)
16:00 local | 12:00 GMT
07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST
Abu Dhabi T10
3rd Place Play-off - TBC v TBC
Sun Dec 4 (10 ovs)          
18:15 local | 14:15 GMT
09:15 EST | 08:15 CST | 06:15 PST
Abu Dhabi T10
Final - TBC v TBC
2023
Sat Jan 14 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
International League T20
MI Emirates v Sharjah Warriors
Sun Jan 15 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 10:00 GMT
05:00 EST | 04:00 CST | 02:00 PST
International League T20
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders v Gulf Giants
Fri Jan 20 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
International League T20
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders v Desert Vipers
Sat Jan 21 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
International League T20
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders v MI Emirates
Sun Jan 22 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
International League T20
Dubai Capitals v MI Emirates
Tue Jan 24 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
International League T20
Desert Vipers v MI Emirates
Mon Jan 30 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
International League T20
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders v Dubai Capitals
Wed Feb 1 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
International League T20
Gulf Giants v MI Emirates
Fri Feb 3 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
International League T20
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders v MI Emirates
Sat Feb 4 (20 ovs)          
18:00 local | 14:00 GMT
09:00 EST | 08:00 CST | 06:00 PST
International League T20
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders v Sharjah Warriors
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The big screen at the Zayed Cricket Stadium remembers its former head groundsman Mohan Singh, England vs New Zealand, T20 World Cup, 1st semi-final, Abu Dhabi, November 10, 2021
The big screen at the Zayed Cricket Stadium remembers its former head groundsman Mohan Singh
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The sun sets on the third Afghanistan vs Ireland ODI in Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan vs Ireland, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi, January 26, 2021
The sun sets on the third Afghanistan vs Ireland ODI in Abu Dhabi
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Groundstaff prepare the Abu Dhabi pitch, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, January 20, 2021
Groundstaff prepare the Abu Dhabi pitch
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Groundstaff prepare the Abu Dhabi pitch, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, January 20, 2021
Groundstaff prepare the Abu Dhabi pitch
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