ICC Test pitch ratings: SCG pitch worst as all four venues take hit after Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21

The pitches used during third Test match in recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Sydney cricket ground has been rated worst among all four Test matches that India-Australia played where India defeated Australia twice on the Australian soil by 2-1.

ICC match referee David Boon recently announced the ratings and also made sure to scold Australia’s top curators with his verdict on the matches of the four-match series.

However recently concluded India-Australia series is touted as one of the remarkable comeback in the history of Indian cricket where the visitors suffered a humiliating defeat where the entire team was bowled out on the meager total of 36 runs and adding more nail in the coffin they lost inspirational leader Kohli who left for India due to paternity leave and other regular players due to injury but it didn’t dampen the spirit of depleted India as they completely outclassed Aussie in next three matches.

Taking about Third Test match at Sydney where Ashwin and Vihari batted their heart out to pull up a scintillating draw on the last day. However as far as verdict is concerned for all four matches of recently concluded India-Australia series where the latest ratings from ICC has termed Adelaide, Melbourne, and Brisbane were also downgraded as they slipped from “very good” to “good” but Sydney pitch has been termed from “good” to “average”.

At the same time, SCG pitch curator Adam Lewis stated that he completely agrees with ICC rating and he is not surprised with the verdict at all.

“We had an average of three hours of sunlight leading into the Test. The conditions we were dealt with were very, very difficult,” said Lewis.

India will be next locking horns against England in Chennai on February 5th 2021 in Chennai.