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Team India extend world record to 17 consecutive test series wins on home soil


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Series/Tournament Season Winner Margin
England in India Test Series 2012/13 England 2-1 (4)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2012/13 India 4-0 (4)
West Indies in India Test Series 2013/14 India 2-0 (2)
Freedom Trophy (South Africa in India) 2015/16 India 3-0 (4)
New Zealand in India Test Series 2016/17 India 3-0 (3)
England in India Test Series 2016/17 India 4-0 (5)
Bangladesh in India Test Match 2016/17 India 1-0 (1)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2016/17 India 2-1 (4)
Sri Lanka in India Test Series 2017/18 India 1-0 (3)
Afghanistan in India Test Match 2018 India 1-0 (1)
West Indies in India Test Series 2018/19 India 2-0 (2)
Freedom Trophy (South Africa in India) 2019/20 India 3-0 (3)
Bangladesh in India Test Series 2019/20 India 2-0 (2)
Anthony de Mello Trophy (England in India) 2020/21 India 3-1 (4)
New Zealand in India Test Series 2021/22 India 1-0 (2)
Sri Lanka in India Test Series 2021/22 India 2-0 (2)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2022/23 India 2-1 (4)
Anthony de Mello Trophy (England in India) 2023/24 India (3-1) (5)

 

 

Aus next with 10 consecutive series wins, twice. 1994-2000 and 2004-08.

 

WI in 4th place with 8 consecutive test series wins at home, 1976-86. 

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As per FTP later this year we host BD for 2 tests, NZ for 3.

 

In 2025, WI and RSA tour India, both 2 test series. 2026 Afghans play a test in India. Then in 2027, Aussies come here for a 5 test series. 

 

Dunno about 2027 Aus, but we should extend our streak to 22 by the end of 2026. More than double of number 2 on the list. 

 

This streak is getting more and more legendary with passing time. Even GOAT WI, Aus never had such an aura at home, that too in eras with home umpires. 

 

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India's previous significant winning streaks at home.

 

5 from 1988-1994 (NZ, Eng, SL twice, Zim). WI drew us here in 1987 and 1994.

 

5 from 2000-2003 (Zim twice, Aus, Eng, WI). RSA beat us 2-0 in 2000, NZ drew us 0-0 in 2003.

 

Too many draws in fab 4 era, 3 consecutive wins in 2008-10 (RSA drew us on either side). Then 4 in 2010-12....but tbh last 2 in this streak were because of young guns like Ashwin, Kohli, Pujara, Umesh. Seniors were poor especially against NZ in 2012. 

 

 

 

 

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This is the reason why the post 2013 TEST team is so close to my heart.

 

May not be the most talented bunch (with the bat).

 

But they had a champion mentality.

 

And were clutch.

 

Special hat tip to Pujara who is the greatest batsman that I have seen in Asian conditions. :bow:

 

No other batsman was tested as much as Pujara (in Asia) and he came out with flying colours.

 

He is one of the biggest reasons for this record.

 

And also thanks to Kohli the captain for backing the 5 bowler concept and win at all costs mentality he instilled in the team.

 

And Dhoni for not heeding to the Western whining and going for pitches that he wanted back in 2012-13.

 

The small things add up.

 

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On a side note, when will we combine Anthony De Mello and Pataudi trophy and make it into one?

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Also Shami, Umesh were/are beasts on Indian pitches, no one like them in recent times. Bumrah has a good chance of joining that league. Our wicket keeping base too is covered for home, from Dhoni to Saha to Pant and now Jurel. Batting may be down but there is some clutchness even there with Pujara being the most clutch guy for home games. Been a pleasure to follow this test team at home the last 12 years, that generation of players may not be active for much longer. 

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6 minutes ago, Frustrated said:

Since 2013, two things hv happened to Indian cricket.  One is good.  The other is bad.   Good one is the significant improvement in tests performance (both at home and outside).   Bad one is the absence of an ICC trophy.  

We have become like RSA of 2000s, albeit more dominant at home and still vulnerable away. 

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8 minutes ago, Frustrated said:

Since 2013, two things hv happened to Indian cricket.  One is good.  The other is bad.   Good one is the significant improvement in tests performance (both at home and outside).   Bad one is the absence of an ICC trophy.  

Probably one step at a time! We have gone from needing luck, perfect alignment of stars to win a trophy to being expected to win everywhere! Maybe after the baggage carrying oldies are gone, we will win a trophy or two. It's just 2-3 good teams that need to be beaten. At some point, the self belief and confidence will become part of our players' psyche. 

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6 minutes ago, G_B_ said:

Honestly this England team were the closest to defeating india.

Definitely not, Bangalore 2017 - India were batting with a 50+ deficit in the second innings then KL, Pujara, Rahane played out of their skin to give us a triple digit score to defend. That's by far the closest anyone's gotten, I could argue SA 2015 as well till Steyn got injured but after he went home from Mohali SA kinda gave up. We had enough good luck that series winning 3 crucial tosses.

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Aus in this period dropped 2 series to Ind, 2 to RSA, and WI held them to a draw very recently.

 

Poms were beaten by Lanka and NZ. Aus held them to 2 series draws, India and Pak one each. 

 

NZ was beaten by Aus, RSA while BD held them to a draw. 

 

RSA was beaten few times by Aus, Eng, once against SL, and we drew them last year. 

 

Others don't warrant a mention. 

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49 minutes ago, R!TTER said:

Definitely not, Bangalore 2017 - India were batting with a 50+ deficit in the second innings then KL, Pujara, Rahane played out of their skin to give us a triple digit score to defend. That's by far the closest anyone's gotten, I could argue SA 2015 as well till Steyn got injured but after he went home from Mohali SA kinda gave up. We had enough good luck that series winning 3 crucial tosses.

Moment kohli left we won under rahane

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31 minutes ago, Kron said:

Sa under smith lost 3 series at home and drew twice iirc. 

But they didn't lose an away series for 9 years. 

 

Lost in SL in 2006, in India in 2015, in between no loss. Drew twice in India and beat Aus/Eng/NZ/Pak away.

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In the initial days of this streak I always talked about India becoming the Nadal of the cricket world, even though I am no fan of Nadal or clay court tennis.

 

That has happened at least in test cricket. 

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56 minutes ago, Kron said:

Sa under smith lost 3 series at home and drew twice iirc. 

I think they lost more home test series. Only aus beat them 3 time in 2006,2009& 2014. Eng also beat them  in 2005. 3 draw series. 1 with aus in 11, one with ind in 10 and one with eng in 2009/10

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