Pitch Ratings

Pitch and Outfield Ratings
 
ICC receives a rating on the performance of the pitch and the outfield for every Test Match, One Day International and Twenty20 International played between the countries. Pitches and outfields are marked after the match has ended by the ICC Match Referee on duty at the match. The rating is then provided as feedback to the host Member Board to assist in future pitch and outfield preparations for international matches at the relevant venue.  In addition, if a pitch or outfield is marked as substandard the relevant Home Board and the venue are required to explain why the pitch and/or outfield performed below the required standard. A pitch or outfield is deemed to be substandard if it receives a rating of poor or unfit. Sanctions may be applied by ICC to a venue that presents a substandard pitch or outfield for international cricket.
 
The performance of pitches and outfields are rated as follows:
 
Very Good,  Good,  Above Average,  Below Average,  Poor,  Unfit.
 
Here is a list of the pitch and outfield ratings from 1st March 2017

Series Name

 Date

Venue 

 Match Type

 Pitch Rating

Outfield Rating

West Indies v England                 

3 March 

Antigua

1st ODI

Above Average

Good

India v Australia

4 March

Bangalore

2nd Test

Below Average

Very Good

West Indies v England

5 March

Antigua

2nd ODI

Below Average

Good

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

7 March

Galle

1st Test

Good

Above Average

New Zealand v South Africa

8 March

Dunedin

1st Test

Above Average

Very Good

West Indies v England

9 March

Barbados

3rd ODI

Below Average

Very Good

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

15 March

Colombo

2nd Test

Good

Above Average

India v Australia

16 March

Ranchi

3rd Test

Very Good

Very Good

New Zealand v South Africa

16 March

Wellington

2nd Test

Very Good

Very Good

New Zealand v South Africa

25 March

Hamilton

3rd Test

Good

Very Good

India v Australia

25 March

Dharamsala

4th Test

Above Average

Above Average

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

25 March

Hambantota

1st ODI

Good

Above Average

West Indies v Pakistan

26 March

Barbados

1st T20I

Above Average

Very Good

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

29 March

Dambulla

2nd ODI

Good

Good

West Indies v Pakistan

30 March

Florida

2nd T20I

Above Average

Above Average

West Indies v Pakistan

1 April

Trinidad

3rd T20I

Above Average

Above Average

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

1 April

Dambulla

3rd ODI

Good

Above Average

West Indies v Pakistan

2 April

Trinidad

4th T20I

Above Average

Above Average

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

5 April

Colombo

1st T20I

Very Good

Good

West Indies v Pakistan

7 April

Guyana

1st ODI

Good

Above Average

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

8 April

Colombo

2nd T20I

Very Good

Good

West Indies v Pakistan

9 April

Guyana

2nd ODI

Below Average

Above Average

West Indies v Pakistan

11 April

Guyana

3rd ODI

Below Average

Above Average

West Indies v Pakistan

22 April

Jamaica

1st Test

Very Good

Good

West Indies v Pakistan

 30 April Barbados 2nd Test Below Average Good

England v Ireland

 5 May Bristol 1st ODI  Good Good
England v Ireland  7 May Lord's 2nd ODI Very Good 

Very Good 

   
West Indies v Pakistan  30 April     Barbados                            2nd Test Below Average

Very Good

West Indies v Pakistan 11 May Dominica 3rd Test Below Average

Very Good

West Indies v Afghanistan 2 June


 St Kitts

1st T20I  Above Average Very Good

West Indies v Afghanistan          
9 June St Lucia 1st ODI Above Average Above Average


England v Bangladesh

1 June The Oval CT ODI Very Good Very Good
New Zealand v Australia  2 June Birmingham CT ODI Very Good Very Good
Sri Lanka v South Africa 3 June  The Oval CT ODI Good Very Good
India v Pakistan 4 June Birmingham CT ODI Very Good Very Good
England v New Zealand 5 June  Cardiff CT ODI Good Very Good
Pakistan v South Africa 6 June Birmingham CT ODI Good Very Good
India v Sri Lanka 7 June The Oval CT ODI Very Good Very Good
New Zealand v Bangladesh 8 June Cardiff CT ODI Good  Very Good
England v Australia 9 June Birmingham CT ODI Good  Good 
India v South Africa 10 June The Oval CT ODI Good 

Very Good 

Sri Lanka v Pakistan    12 June Cardiff                                CT ODI Good

Very Good

England v Pakistan 14 June Cardiff                                CT ODI Above Average   

Good

India v Bangladesh 15 June Birmingham                       CT ODI Very Good   

Very Good

India v Pakistan 18 June The Oval CT ODI Very Good    Very Good
England v South Africa   21 June Southampton                    T20I                          Good

Very Good

England v South Africa   23 June Taunton T20I                          Very Good

Good

England v South Africa   25 June Cardiff                                 T20I                          Above Average

Good

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe 30 June Galle ODI                           Very Good

Very Good

West Indies v India  23 June Trinidad                              ODI                           Above Average

Good

West Indies v India  25 June Trinidad                              ODI                           Above Average

Good

West Indies v India  30 June Antigua ODI                           Above Average

Good

West Indies v India  2 July Antigua ODI                           Above Average

Good

West Indies v India  6 July Jamaica                                ODI                           Good

Good

West Indies v India  9 July Jamaica                                T20I                          Good

Very Good

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe   2 July Galle                                    ODI                           Good

Very Good

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe   6 July Hambantota                      ODI                           Very Good

Very Good

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe   8 July Hambantota                      ODI                           Good

Very Good

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe 14 July Colombo Test Good

Very Good

Sri Lanka v India 26 July Galle Test Very Good

Very Good

England v South Africa 6 July Lords Test Above Average

Very Good

England v South Africa 17 July Nottingham Test Good

Very Good

England v South Africa 27 July The Oval Test Very Good

Very Good

England v South Africa 4 August  Manchester Test Very Good

Very Good