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