Statistics show that India’s dominance in domestic Test series since 2013 has been unmatched by any other team in their home country. Since 2013, the Indian team has played 42 Test matches in India and lost only 2.
Similarly, since 2013, the Indian team has won all of the 15 Test series played domestically. This has been a feat that no other team has achieved at home. England finally won the Test series in India led by Alastair Cook.
Since 2012, India have lost only one Test against Australia in the last 2017 series and one in Chennai under Joe Root.
Australia won 10 Test series at home between 1994 and 2000. Australia also won 10 consecutive Test series at home between 2004-08. 8 Test series at home between 1976-86 during West Indies’ dominant period. Recently New Zealand has won 8 consecutive Test series from 2017-2020.
Since 2013, India has won the entire Test series with a clean sweep of 13 of the 15 Test series played in India. These included a 4-0 thrashing of Australia under Dhoni’s captaincy and a 3-0 thrashing of South Africa twice.
It is a fact that the Indian team not only won such Test series but also called the opponents domestically during these periods and tore them to shreds. The truth of these statistics is that it is not uncommon for the Indian team to win on Indian soil and the opponents lose big.
All these statistics will definitely go before the eyes of captain Cummins, who is currently coming to Australia.
But the only difference is the form of the players which is a big factor which is of concern now. Especially Virat Kohli’s form. Rohit Sharma’s unreliable Test batting can be lined up with Rahul’s batting woes. Another thing that adds interest to this Test series is the fact that the newly arrived Australian team has previously won the series on similar pitches in Pakistan.