60.47 % of Test matches were played in sub continent since 2011.
Hence its not surprising that scoring runs in sub-continent is not very difficult.
A comparison of two tables below, including teams from sub-continent.
Test matches played in sub-continent since 2011.
- Batting Avg.
It clearly suggests that more Tests are played in sub-continent, and this has allowed more runs to be scored(steady increase in runs/wkt). With India dominating the batting table. They have averaged the best(40.56) and scored 22 centuries and 9 big score(>400) in 15 Tests. They are followed by Sri Lanka who happen to play the most Tests in sub continent(23) with healthy batting average(38.56) and most centuries(27) & big score(7 x >400).
As far as overseas teams(non-Asian teams) are concerned, West Indies have better record than any other Test side(SA played only 4 Tests). Although most of WI record is against Bangladesh, yet they seems to relish batting in sub-continent.
One team that can improve their home record is Bangladesh. They seems to be in trend of “not-winning” mode, otherwise their stats looks very impressive. With batting average of 34 and boundary rate over 7 and scoring century in every Test… Its quite a feat for a team who hasn’t won any Tests at home(see bowling table for their loss)!.
- Bowling Avg
|Team||Test||Won||Wkts||Avg||r/o||b/w||Ss/Balls||4s||Ler x Lsr||%mdn|
If you look at above bowling table its quite a surprise that teams like SA, ENG, have done exceedingly well considered condition not suitable for their bowlers. At same time teams like SL & Bangladesh whose strength is spin, have conceded more runs/wkt. Being economical has been the factor for non-Asian teams. Bangaladesh bowling has been the worse in last 4 years, and perhaps no other team have such home record.
- Bowling: type of dismissals & Low scores
|Team||% Low scores(under 10)||4wi/inn||5w/inn||% L B W||% bowled||%(keeper)|
Here too, bowlers from Australia & SA have more than 50.00% low score dismissals, and their majority of dismissals are either caught behind or bowled. Whereas sub-continent teams that rely heavily on spin have the highest % of L BW dismissals.
Here is a link to meaning of all indicators/formula –