The International League T20 will have another team owned by an IPL franchise. Abu Dhabi Knight Riders is owned by the owners of KKR. They will have the Sheikh Zayed Stadium as the home ground. Of course, some games involving other teams will also happen here. On that note, here, we look at the pitch report of Sheikh Zayed Stadium and the weather conditions in Abu Dhabi for ILT20 2023.
Sunil Narine is the captain of ADKR. KKR players such as Andre Russell are also a part of this squad. The team is well balanced and will need to execute their strategies on the field to find success. In the batting department, ADKR will depend on Colin Ingram, Brandon King, Paul Stirling, Charith Asalanka and of course, Russell. While Narine will lead the spin attack, he will have Akeal Hosein for support. Ravi Rampaul, Ali Khan, Lahiru Kumara are some of the pacers who will represent this team. Overall, it is a decent squad on paper and the management will want to kickstart this new investment on a positive note.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi pitch report for ILT20 2023
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Till now, 63 games have happened at this stadium in Abu Dhabi. Out of this, teams batting second have won 35 games. Based on the recent results, too, captains could choose to field first here.
The average score batting first is 142. Every over, around seven runs are scored, which is actually considering the standards of T20. Spinners will enjoy on this track.
Abu Dhabi weather conditions for ILT20 2023
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Temperatures will range between 24 and 12 degrees Celsius in Abu Dhabi in the next few weeks. This will be comfortable weather for the game.
Hardly any rainfall is predicted during January in the city. As per the predictions, 6 days of rainfall happens every year in January in Abu Dhabi but that’s unlikely to impact the proceedings.