As we focus on Perth. Not on the famous Waka, this time Perth was arranged in Optus Stadium. Australia will invite every test giants here. This stadium was debuted in the second test against India. This stadium presented victory to the host. But got an average rating.
Perth test was always for the Pacers. Pacers always afraid batsmen. This time it’s happened too. Match referee Ranjan Madugale which is the lowest category of passing a pitch.
From 2018, ICC starts rating to the pitch. As every host country decorating the pitch on beneficial to them. Though Dhaka and Chittagong were accused by this. ICC launched a pitch rating system of five categories from this year. These are Very good, good, average, below average and worst. As match referee has to rate the pitch after the match. So Madugale rated the Perth too.
From 14-18 December, Australia and India played their second test of the series. Pitch seems normal but sometimes it acted oddly. When delivered bouncer and next it was heating to the helmet or gloves. Arron Finch left the Pitch for several time. That might be Madugales thinking. The first match was in Adelaide. Interestingly Adelaide got a very good rating from the match referee.
The third test will in the Boxing Day, Melbourne from 26 December. Though this wicket got the worst rating last year. Steve Smith criticized this wicket. Pitch curator must be under pressure. Because demerit point in a several time can ban a stadium. Rating of Perth may create extra pressure on them.