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Thread: What's been the toughest away ground in the history of test cricket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Is that a fact ? In all forms of the game ?
    I mean, his first class average isn't very different from the other grounds where he has played lots of Games

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    Ground/city	Inns	Ave	100	50
    
    Faisalabad	24	62	6	2
    Lahore       	54	59	11	9
    Hove         	34	58	6	5
    
    Karachi 	57	56	7	15
    
    Swansea   	39	56	5	7
    Cardiff       	29	54	4	8

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Is that a fact ? In all forms of the game ?
    Well for starters Miandad didn't play for 35 years, so I think he's just joking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    You'd be tough pressed to go past the Gabba in the last few decades.
    Could that just be because the first test match of the summer is generally at the Gabba? Home teams have a far better record in the first test than in the rest of them.

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    Trent Bridge. Good conditions for fast bowling, this pitch is easily the toughest for batting in England.

    Sabina Park. Day 4 and day 5 pitch conditions are a NIGHTMARE.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Well for starters Miandad didn't play for 35 years, so I think he's just joking
    I thought that was just a typo :o)

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    The most difficult ground for visiting sides in the world are the National Stadium at Karachi where Pakistan has won 21 out of the 23 tests (91%) that have had a result out of 41 tests

    and Supersport Park Centurian where South Africa has won 13 out of the 14 tests (93%) that have had a result (out of 17).

    I consider the Karachi figures much more significant because Tests have been played there for more than half a century (since 1955) and Pakistan hasn'r been the world's dominating Test side for any very considerable period during this time. At the Centurion, Tests have only been played since 1995 which is a much shorter period and South Africa has been among the top 2-3 teams all through this period.

    There are other grounds where home sides have won over 70 percent of the games that had a reult of these the SSCG, Colombo and Galle also in Sri Lanka are the one's that defy conventional wisdom. I guess now, with Murali gone, this figure may see some change.

    Here are the top home side grounds where at least 20 Tests have been played

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    PAK	Karachi   	1955-2009	41	21	2	0	18	10.5	91.3
    AUS	Brisbane CG	1931-2012	55	33	8	1	13	4.12	80.5
    ENG	Edgbaston - ENG	1902-2012	47	24	8	0	15	3	75.0
    SRL	Galle       	1998-2012	21	12	4	0	5	3	75.0
    SRL	SSCG Colombo	1984-2012	36	17	6	0	13	2.83	73.9
    WIN	Antigua   	1981-2009	22	7	3	0	12	2.33	70.0
    WIN	Sabina Park	1930-2012	46	23	10	0	13	2.3	69.7
    AUS	WACA    	1970-2012	40	23	10	0	7	2.3	69.7
    WIN	Kensington Oval	1930-2012	48	21	10	0	17	2.1	67.7
    AUS	Adelaide Oval	1884-2012	71	35	17	0	19	2.05	67.3

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    The grounds most likely to result in a win for the visitors, not surprisingly, come from the weaker Test sides. Even if we remove Zimbabwe and Bangladesh from the mix, New Zealand's Christchurch and Auckland grounds top this negative list where the visitors have won 16 out 24 and 15 out of 24 Tests respectively.

    By the way, didn't someone mention Karachi, Miandad and umpiring :o))
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    yeah....that record at Karachi is just so awesome
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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