some stats of Test cricket on the soil of these Host nations for the last 5 years to get a rough idea of conditions.

Host Matches Bat AVG
PAK 8 35.79
ZIM 5 33.31
NZ 20 32.26
AUS 24 30.05
BAN 14 29.70
SL 17 29.06
IND 20 28.08
UAE 7 28.08
ENG 33 27.07
IRE 1 25.88
SA 24 24.61
WI 21 24.60


last 5 years bowling AVG

Host Pace Spin
WI 22.76 38.12
SA 24.03 33.52
ENG 26.12 38.71
AUS 27.94 42.08
IRE 28.28 26.50
IND 28.39 29.23
UAE 28.80 30.05
ZIM 30.33 39.35
NZ 30.59 58.66
PAK 31.84 49.20
BAN 32.57 30.30
SL 37.14 28.68

A few pointers about Host v away teams in these host countries

  • Batting AVG in NZ: NZ 45.59, Touring teams 24. Big difference.
  • Batting AVG in IND: IND 45, Touring teams 19. Mind boggling.
  • Bowling AVG of spinners in AUS: AUS 32.56, Touring teams 54.36. away spinners don't know to bowl on aussie tracks.
  • Bowling AVG of pacers in IND: IND 19, Touring teams 42.65. Pace bowling on indian tracks is a skill, take a bow dale steyn.
  • Bowling AVG of spinners in IND: IND 19.71, Touring teams 49.29. lack of quality spinners in many test teams.
  • Touring pacers fare much better in BAN: 53 v 25 avg.
  • pak pacers avg 28 v 36 of touring teams, their spinners 41 v 57.7. decent work from pak bowlers.
  • Batting avg in pak: pak 42, touring teams 30.65


Draw % in host nations for the last 5 years period

Host Matches Draw %
PAK 8 0.37
WI 21 0.23
ZIM 5 0.20
AUS 25 0.16
ENG 33 0.15
NZ 20 0.15
BAN 14 0.14
UAE 7 0.14
IND 19 0.10
SL 17 0.05
IRE 1 0
SA 24 0

(these draw % stats are for past 5 years from today, while the above bat/bowl AVG stats are for past 5 years from the last week. hence a difference in 1 or 2 match count, nothing significant)