A statistical analysis of Indian Cricket since 2008...

Ok, so here we are... nearly 4-0. That makes it 8 in a row... who is to blame? Everyone is baying for the blood of the Indian Quartet of Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxman and Sehwag. Are they really to blame? I dont think so. OK, so I dont play or follow cricket too much. But my education has trained me in analysis, and statistics dont lie. Statistics are at the core of business, and they dont lie - only their interpretation and their presentation is at fault. We are looking at a short term scenario of 8 losses - that is point 1. Secondly, if we are looking at past performances, then we are presenting only that data for analysis that talks about results. A complete Data Sheet paints a completely different picture:

Count - Winner Result


Venue Drawn Lost Won Total Result
Away 7 13 6 26
Home 8 2 14 24
Total Result 15 15 20 50



  1. India has not toured Australia from April 2008 till date
  2. India has not been to England in the past 4 years!!!! Last England Tour was in 2007.
  3. We have lost 13 and won 6 abroad, counting this test. Remove the past 8 tests, and you still have less than flattering numbers of 5 lost and 6 Won Abroad. 
  4. These 6 away victories are :
    1.  West Indies
    2. 2 Sri Lanka
    3. 1 Australia
    4. 1 New Zealand
    5. 1 South Africa
  5. At Home, 14 wins to 2 losses! 
  6. In 2007, India played  10 tests - 7 away, 3 home. 2 lost, 2 won and 3 drawn abroad. Incidentally, the 2 won includes a win against Bangladesh!!!!

Not World Champion Stuff, I must say... I am beginning to think that our weaknesses lie brutally exposed... as we did not come into contact with England, which was also doing well. After the drubbing against England, the demotivation faced by the team ensured the Australia debacle. We perhaps became number 1 by default, caused by Australia's debacle, with the others being in no position to stake a claim. Perhaps they were playing away from home!!!!

And the last point is also critical: look at the figures after the coach change, and see the graph - especially away results...

Are the batsmen to blame??????? I dont know, but these figures are certainly queer, and thought provoking - and deny the accusations against our batsmen....


Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Ground Match Date Scorecard
Australia India Australia 122 runs Sydney Jan 2-6, 2008 Test # 1857
Australia India India 72 runs Perth Jan 16-19, 2008 Test # 1862
Australia India drawn
Adelaide Jan 24-28, 2008 Test # 1863
India South Africa drawn
Chennai Mar 26-30, 2008 Test # 1870
India South Africa South Africa inns & 90 runs Ahmedabad Apr 3-5, 2008 Test # 1871
India South Africa India 8 wickets Kanpur Apr 11-13, 2008 Test # 1873
Sri Lanka India Sri Lanka inns & 239 runs Colombo (SSC) Jul 23-26, 2008 Test # 1882
Sri Lanka India India 170 runs Galle Jul 31-Aug 3, 2008 Test # 1884
Sri Lanka India Sri Lanka 8 wickets Colombo (PSS) Aug 8-11, 2008 Test # 1886
India Australia drawn
Bangalore Oct 9-13, 2008 Test # 1887
India Australia India 320 runs Mohali Oct 17-21, 2008 Test # 1889
India Australia drawn
Delhi Oct 29-Nov 2, 2008 Test # 1891
India Australia India 172 runs Nagpur Nov 6-10, 2008 Test # 1892
India England India 6 wickets Chennai Dec 11-15, 2008 Test # 1898
India England drawn
Mohali Dec 19-23, 2008 Test # 1901
New Zealand India India 10 wickets Hamilton Mar 18-21, 2009 Test # 1915
New Zealand India drawn
Napier Mar 26-30, 2009 Test # 1917
New Zealand India drawn
Wellington Apr 3-7, 2009 Test # 1918
India Sri Lanka drawn
Ahmedabad Nov 16-20, 2009 Test # 1933
India Sri Lanka India inns & 144 runs Kanpur Nov 24-27, 2009 Test # 1935
India Sri Lanka India inns & 24 runs Mumbai (BS) Dec 2-6, 2009 Test # 1937
Bangladesh India India 113 runs Chittagong Jan 17-21, 2010 Test # 1949
Bangladesh India India 10 wickets Dhaka Jan 24-27, 2010 Test # 1950
India South Africa South Africa inns & 6 runs Nagpur Feb 6-9, 2010 Test # 1951
India South Africa India inns & 57 runs Kolkata Feb 14-18, 2010 Test # 1952
Sri Lanka India Sri Lanka 10 wickets Galle Jul 18-22, 2010 Test # 1964
Sri Lanka India drawn
Colombo (SSC) Jul 26-30, 2010 Test # 1966
Sri Lanka India India 5 wickets Colombo (PSS) Aug 3-7, 2010 Test # 1968
India Australia India 1 wicket Mohali Oct 1-5, 2010 Test # 1972
India Australia India 7 wickets Bangalore Oct 9-13, 2010 Test # 1973
India New Zealand drawn
Ahmedabad Nov 4-8, 2010 Test # 1974
India New Zealand drawn
Hyderabad (Deccan) Nov 12-16, 2010 Test # 1975
India New Zealand India inns & 198 runs Nagpur Nov 20-23, 2010 Test # 1978
South Africa India South Africa inns & 25 runs Centurion Dec 16-20, 2010 Test # 1985
South Africa India India 87 runs Durban Dec 26-29, 2010 Test # 1987
South Africa India drawn
Cape Town Jan 2-6, 2011 Test # 1988
Coach Change
West Indies India India 63 runs Kingston Jun 20-23, 2011 Test # 1997
West Indies India drawn
Bridgetown Jun 28-Jul 2, 2011 Test # 1998
West Indies India drawn
Roseau Jul 6-10, 2011 Test # 1999
England India England 196 runs Lord's Jul 21-25, 2011 Test # 2000
England India England 319 runs Nottingham Jul 29-Aug 1, 2011 Test # 2001
England India England inns & 242 runs Birmingham Aug 10-13, 2011 Test # 2003
England India England inns & 8 runs The Oval Aug 18-22, 2011 Test # 2004
India West Indies India 5 wickets Delhi Nov 6-9, 2011 Test # 2015
India West Indies India inns & 15 runs Kolkata Nov 14-17, 2011 Test # 2017
India West Indies drawn
Mumbai Nov 22-26, 2011 Test # 2019
Australia India Australia 122 runs Melbourne Dec 26-29, 2011 Test # 2025
Australia India Australia inns & 68 runs Sydney Jan 3-6, 2012 Test # 2027
Australia India Australia inns & 37 runs Perth Jan 13-15, 2012 Test # 2029
Australia India -
Adelaide Jan 24-28, 2012 Test # 2031






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