Was this a perfect summer season for Australian cricket ?
Before the summer began the contest between Australia v South Africa was hyped as contest of the year in Test cricket…..but we all forget basic information on how SA have performed in recent past!.
In last 2 years at home in 10 tests, they won 6 two each against SL, IND, & BAN and lost 4 (ENG 3, IND 1).
Their away record was much poorer. In 12 tests since 2020 they won 4 (WI 2, NZ 1, ENG 1) and lost 7(PAK 2, NZ 1, ENG 2, AUS 2).
This is not a great record for a top team… so the contest was basically “Australia not having any success against SA at home since 2009”. Since then South Africa won two series in Australia and last one (2016) was a 3-0 triumph!.
So let us dive straight into how the summer went for Australia
Here is a stats analysis of Australia summer 2022-23
Player's performance in Australian summer of 2022-23