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Is cricket the hardest sport to win away from home?

Postby Boycs » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:52 pm

Is cricket the hardest sport to win away from home? http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/42590656

Found this quite interesting actually. Was surprised to read that the statistics of Home and away performances haven’t changed much despite what I thought was an apparent decline in overseas performance

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Re: Is cricket the hardest sport to win away from home?

Postby Katto » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:19 am

Davis Cup tennis?

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Re: Is cricket the hardest sport to win away from home?

Postby Paddles » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:28 am

Boycs wrote:Is cricket the hardest sport to win away from home? http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/42590656

Found this quite interesting actually. Was surprised to read that the statistics of Home and away performances haven’t changed much despite what I thought was an apparent decline in overseas performance


Good article.

What those stats are not taking into account is the less overseas victories by teams outside the sub continent, yet India is still winning in SL who are still winning in UAE. Safrica and Aus have beaten each other away. WI lose at home to most tourists unlike the 70's, 80's and 90's. There are also more result tests now. So while there are still similar number of away wins by tourists, what would have been a 1-0 test series win for a tourist them, is now a 2-1 loss or 1-1 draw.

Bangladesh have risen at home of late. NZ lost to SA (due to rain) and Aus, but has not lost to an Asian team in a while now, and Aus havn't won in England since 2001.

These are the real issues, Ashes aside.

Who was the last team of Aus, Eng, NZ or SA to win a series in an Asian country?

Which Asian country was the last to win in Aus, Eng, NZ or SA (I suspect it was SL in England in 2014 - which without Sanga, Dilshan and Jaya I doubt they'll repeat soon).

Former easybeats NZ and Bangladesh toughening up at home has compounded the issues. And while everyone thinks SL is a joke team now due to their constant humuliations at the hands of India, they still thrashed #1 ranked Aus at home, and won in the UAE as Pakistan seeks to rebuild post Misbah and Younis. Pakistan do appear vulnerable now with their 2 batting greats retired, but they have a world class stable of bowling in Shadab, Yasir, Amir, Ali and more including possibly Abbas. Not sure Riaz will be anything more than fill in for injuries these days.

Noone really pays any respect nowadays to a good touring team winning in WI. Its more or less expected.
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