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India's Dominance at Home in Test Matches

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

India's dominance at home in Test matches is undeniable. Since 2013, India has played 44 Test matches in India and won 36 of them, losing only twice.

India's Dominance at Home in Test Matches

Visiting teams have found it difficult to match India's performance on home soil, particularly because of the fact that Indian spinners have been effective on the slow and spinning home pitches.

With their home advantage, India has been able to come out on top in the majority of Test matches, making them a formidable force in the longest format of the game.

The inability of visiting teams to tackle the spin in India has been a major contributing factor, but credit should also be given to our own players.

Our batters have been able to bat for long hours, and our spin attack is considered one of the best in the world. We also have a balanced test side with spin all-rounders and lead pacers taking more wickets in innings at home as compared to visiting team's lead spinners. Our fielding and fitness have also been major advantage that has helped us dominate at home.

India's bench strength is too good and is not comparable to any cricket-playing nation at the moment.

India is one of the most dominant teams in world cricket and this is especially true when it comes to Test matches played in the sub-continent. India has been playing Test cricket for more than a century and has an impressive record at home. The Indian team has an amazing ability to adapt to the conditions and extract the best from the playing conditions. This has helped India become one of the toughest teams to beat in Test cricket, especially on home soil. India's batsmen and bowlers have consistently performed well in their home conditions, making it almost impossible for visiting teams to win. Team India deserves all the credit for this scare in mind of visiting teams because as of the date, it really seems that no visiting team has a way out to win in India.

As a cricket fan, it is more interesting to watch games when India plays abroad because no matter where we play we give very tough fights to leading teams in their backyard, I don't think they can say the same.

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