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Test batting post 2013 is toughest since 1990s

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Decade Teams Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L AveAscending RPO Inns HS LS  
1870s 2 3 3 3 0 0 1.000 18.71 2.47 12 261 104 investigate this query
1880s 3 29 25 25 0 4 1.000 19.38 2.30 105 551 42 investigate this query
1900s 3 41 31 31 0 10 1.000 25.08 2.82 155 577 36 investigate this query
1890s 3 32 26 26 0 6 1.000 25.25 2.63 118 586 30 investigate this query
1910s 3 29 25 25 0 4 1.000 27.55 3.01 104 589 58 investigate this query
1950s 7 164 113 113 0 51 1.000 28.60 2.30 591 790 26 investigate this query
1990s 9 347 223 223 0 124 1.000 31.64 2.86 1244 952 46 investigate this query
1960s 7 186 97 97 1 88 1.000 32.27 2.49 690 656 78 investigate this query
1980s 7 266 143 143 1 122 1.000 32.64 2.86 935 708 53 investigate this query
1930s 6 89 53 53 0 36 1.000 32.69 2.71 314 903 36 investigate this query
1970s 7 198 114 114 0 84 1.000 32.80 2.69 729 687 42 investigate this query
1920s 4 51 35 35 0 16 1.000 33.42 2.66 180 636 30 investigate this query
2010s 10 350 275 275 0 75 1.000 33.53 3.22 1302 759 45 investigate this query
2000s 11 464 350 350 0 114 1.000 34.17 3.20 1686 765 47 investigate this query
1940s 6 45 23 23 0 22 1.000 35.77 2.62 160 674 42 investigate this query

 

 

Phase 1: Test batting till 1910s was underdeveloped and cricket was too much in favor of batsmen. So, 1870s to 1910s have lowest averages, but batting was consistently improving.

 

Phase 2: Batting improved a lot in Bradman era (1920s-1940s) and this was batsmen dominated phase.

 

Phase 3: 1950s. Pace bowling started developing from trundlers to faster bowlers and batsmen struggled to manage them. Averages dropped quite significantly with improved quality of bowling on uncovered pitches.

 

Phase 4: 1960s. Covered pitches came into picture and bowlers had no clue to what to do. Batsmen made merry and it was much better decade of batsmen than previous one.

 

Phase  5: 1970s-1980s. Balanced time for batsmen and bowlers. Batting averages went up and pacers found their way to get wickets. 

 

Phase 6: 1990s. Toughest era for batting with all teams having good bowlers and batsmen struggling. Batting averages dropped significantly. Averaging 50 became almost impossible.

 

Phase 7: 2003-2013. Era of FTBs. Many great bowlers retired. Pitch quality improved a lot and we got flat pitches all over the world. Minnows entered the scene with lot of matches. Top 6 team averaged 37 with bat. Great ones averaged above 55 and there were million batsmen averaging 50+. Steyn was only great fast bowler emerging during this phase. Massive FTBs and minnow bashing era.

 

Phase 8: Post 2013. Teams becoming desperate for home advantage and started preparing spicy pitches everywhere. Bangladesh improved at home and Zimbabwe rarely got matches, so that minnow factor dimnished. So many new pacers and spinners emerging again. Overall batting average since 2013 - 33.10. The way it's decreasing with year, it is easily toughest phase in 1990s.

 

 

Year Teams Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L AveDescending RPO Inns HS LS  
year 2014 10 41 33 33 0 8 1.000 35.96 3.27 156 730 94 investigate this query
year 2016 10 47 40 40 0 7 1.000 33.47 3.24 171 759 83 investigate this query
year 2015 9 43 34 34 0 9 1.000 32.81 3.32 160 628 60 investigate this query
year 2013 10 44 33 33 0 11 1.000 32.17 3.13 164 638 45 investigate this query
year 2017 10 47 40 40 0 7 1.000 32.06 3.20 174 687 68 investigate this query
year 2018 4 4 4 4 0 0 1.000 25.96 2.98 15 649 130

 

 

 

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