India’s test cricket record at home and away

I had posteda while back over India’s performance in test cricket. The post basically looked at how Indian team has performed pre and post Sunil Gavaskar. I mentioned that I would cover India’s performance at home and away test matches to get more clarity on the picture. And I have included the recently concluded Perth test as well in the analysis.

Here are the results:

 

In Number

In %

Before Gavaskar

in India

Away

in India

Away

Played

69

48

Won

12

3

17.4

6.3

Lost

19

30

27.5

62.5

Draw

38

15

55.1

31.3

In Number

In %

During Gavaskar

in India

Away

in India

Away

Played

69

60

Won

16

9

23.2

15.0

Lost

14

21

20.3

35.0

Draw

38

30

55.1

50.0

Tie

1

In Number

In %

After Gavaskar

in India

Away

in India

Away

Played

72

96

Won

35

18

48.6

18.8

Lost

14

35

19.4

36.5

Draw

23

43

31.9

44.8

  • During G’kar we see improvement in winning ratio in Indian and away test matches. The number of draws remains the same in India matches but improves substantially in away matches. Pre-G’kar we lost most matches abroad and in his time the draw and winning %, both improved.
  • After Gavaskar, winning has improved substantially in India. The number of draws comes down fromm  55% to 32% . The number of losses in India has also declined marginally from 20% to 19%. So, it has become harder to beat India in India.
  • However, the story isn’t much different as far as away test matches are concerned. The winning % has improved from 15% to 19% and number of draw % has declined from 50% to 45%. The loss % has increased after Gavaskar from 35% to 37%. A better indicator is that total draws and wins declines from 65% to 63.5%.
  • Now, another interesting piece- out of the 18 post Gavaskar wins abroad, 17 come post 2000. India won a  test match in Sri Lanka in 1993 and then the next win was in B’Desh in 2000. The real turn around came from that great win in England in 2002 in Leeds. Since then India has won in England, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan etc. The total wins have been 18 compared to 9 during Gavaskar. New Zealand is one place where a win is due for a long time; the last win was in 1976 at Auckland!
  • If we look at wins in India, the wins have been pretty consistent in 1990s and 2000s

The summary is post-G’kar India has started winning much more in India. However, it took a while for India to start winning abroad after G’kar left. Since then, it has been quite a ride.

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3 Responses to “India’s test cricket record at home and away”

  1. Fab Four- Fab no more « Mostly Economics Says:

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  2. Mari Says:

    This is completely wrong

  3. ViSalus Says:

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