South Africa vs Australia: How Kagiso Rabada's hearing might go in the face of the lottery of demerits system

On the wall hangs a picture of Giles Clarke and N Srinivasan with the motto 'Dignity not demerits' written in gold italics. Rabada is about to commence his appeal against a two-match ban for being a fast bowler.

James Marsh, March 18, 2018

The ICC Code of Conduct campervan courtroom is parked up on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth. Inside are second Test match referee Jeff Crowe and South Africa quick Kagiso Rabada. On the wall hangs a picture of Giles Clarke and N Srinivasan with the motto 'Dignity not demerits' written in gold italics. Rabada is about to commence his appeal against a two-match ban for being a fast bowler. Here's what would have happened at the hearing:

Updated Date: Mar 18, 2018





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4016 115
2 South Africa 3712 106
3 Australia 3499 106
4 England 4722 105
5 New Zealand 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 3668 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6470 127
2 India 6113 122
3 New Zealand 4602 112
4 South Africa 4275 110
5 Pakistan 4032 103
6 Australia 3699 100
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3972 132
2 India 4601 124
3 Australia 2570 122
4 England 2448 117
5 New Zealand 2542 116
6 South Africa 2093 110