Asian cricketers still getting mauled when straying far from home

From the first test match in 1877 until 2017, about 40% of the games went to the home team, with visitors pulling out wins a mere 26% of the time. The rest have been ties. As lopsided as these long-term stats are, they have only become more skewed. From 2001, the hosts' victory percentage increased


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Yep this is a fair comment but only half the story. For example what is the performance of the non-subcontinental teams in the subcontinental. This would need to be 'discounted' for both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh only starting to play test cricket in the last 30 years. But for argument sake, how much have Australia won in India say in the last 30 years? We know for a fact that Aus, then ranked number 1 lost 3-0 to SL on their last tour and the more recently South Africa - both to relatively weaker SL teams without the stars of yesteryear except for Herath.

Lets look at the full picture folks and then accept the game for what it is. Most teams will struggle overseas and most teams prepare wickets to suit the home team advantage.

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