It has been known for long time that if a cricket player is out of form then ask them to play against india and they will get back their form or lengthen their career. I can remember few players who have made their careers against india in this way.Iam giving a list here.More can be added and similarly other teams can also be compared..
Pakistan- Afridi, Shoaib malik, saedd anwar.
England- Graham gooch, Mike gatting.
Aussies- Allan border, david boon,Mike whitney, Ponting
South africa- Peter kirsten, Fanie de villiers, Cronje.
Srilanka- Jayasuriya (matara mauler), ranatunga, aravinda de-silva
Zimbabwe- Andy flower.
New zealand- Danny Morrison, Nathan astle, Chris cairns, martin crowe.
West indies- Viv richards, carl hooper.
Hope it ends here.