The ICC introduced a disciplinary system at the start of the year with five grades — very good, good, average, below average and poor — while rating Test venues, in a bid to improve the standard of pitches around the world.
Australia’s ODI skipper Aaron Finch retired hurt after he was hit on a finger by a Mohammed Shami delivery. He was cleared of any serious damage and returned to the crease the following day.
To add to that, Marcus Harris was hit on the helmet by a vicious Jasprit Bumrah bouncer in the same match. Such was the impact of the ball that it cracked the batsman’s protective gear.
First Published: December 21, 2018, 6:34 PM IST