ENG vs IND 2018 : Current Indian bowlers' Test record away from home

Performance analysis of current Indian bowlers away from home in Test cricket.

India's tour of England began with a 3 match T20I series earlier this month and team India started their tour on a winning note as they defeated the hosts England by 2-1 in T20I series but couldn't perform up to their levels in the ODI series and lost the last two ODIs as well as series by 2-1.

Now both the teams will face each other in a 5-Test match series that starts from 1 August at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Bowling has always been India's Achilles heel away from home in Test cricket and that is one of the main reasons why India haven't won a Test series in big countries like Australia, England, South Africa and New Zealand in last 10 years despite having a strong batting line up. And to win a 5-Test match series in England Indian bowlers have to step up more than the batsmen.

Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (if fit) will be India's bowling unit for the 5 Test match series against England. 

Here is a look at current Indian bowlers' record away from home in Test cricket : 

1. Overall Test bowling records away from home -Ishant Sharma has taken more than 150 wickets away from home in Test cricket. (Photo - getty)

 Player    Tests   Inns    Wkts   Avg   BBI   SR   5w   10w 
 Ishant Sharma   49  85  154  36.6   7/74   63.9   6  1
 R Ashwin  22  39  91  31.7  7/83  60.4  6  1
 Mohammad Shami   20  38  72  31.0  5/28  52.8  2  0
 Umesh Yadav  15  28  41  42.1  5/93  59.3  1  0
 Bhuvneshwar Kumar   10  16  36  26.0  6/82  53.9  3  0
 Jasprit Bumrah  3  6  14  25.2  5/54  48.0  1  0

- Ishant Sharma (153) and Mohammad Amir (107) are the only two Asian fast bowlers who have taken more than 100 Test wickets away from home in last 10 years. 

2. Bowling records in England -Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 19 wickets in his first Test series in England in 2014. (Photo - getty)

 Player    Tests   Inns    Wkts   Avg   BBI   SR   5w   10w 
 Ishant Sharma   7  10  25  40.84   7/74  69.2   1  0
 R Ashwin  2  2  3  33.67  3/101   71.0  0  0
 Mohammad Shami   3  5  5  73.20  2/91  115.2   0  0
 Umesh Yadav  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
 Bhuvneshwar Kumar   5  7  19  26.63  6/82  54.5  2  0
 Jasprit Bumrah  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

- Only Mohammad Amir (25.55) had a better bowling average in England in Test cricket than Bhuvneshwar Kumar (26.63) in last 10 years among Asian bowlers. (Min 15 wickets)

3. Bowling records in Australia -Indian bowlers have struggled most in Australia compare to other countries. (Photo - twitter)

 Player    Tests   Inns    Wkts   Avg   BBI   SR   5w   10w 
 Ishant Sharma   10  17  20  62.15  3/38  105.4   0  0
 R Ashwin  6  10  21  54.71  4/105   97.0  0  0
 Mohammad Shami   3  6  15  35.80  5/112  50.6  1  0
 Umesh Yadav  7  12  25  43.96   5/93  56.7  1  0
 Bhuvneshwar Kumar   1  2  1  168.0  1/46  252.0  0  0
 Jasprit Bumrah  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

- Mohammad Shami's bowling average of 35.80 is the second best bowling average by any Asian fast bowler in Australia in last 10 years after Mohammad Asif (28.46). (Min 10 wickets)

4. Bowling records in South Africa -Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been one of the best bowler away from home in Test cricket. (Photo - getty)

 Player    Tests   Inns    Wkts   Avg   BBI   SR   5w   10w 
 Ishant Sharma   7  13  20  40.0   4/79   75.5  0  0
 R Ashwin  3  6  7  46.1  4/113   101.5   0  0
 Mohammad Shami   5  10  21  24.7  5/28  45.2  1  0
 Umesh Yadav  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
 Bhuvneshwar Kumar   2   4  10  20.3  4/87  40.2  0  0
 Jasprit Bumrah  3  6  14  25.2  5/54  48.0  1  0

- Bhuvneshwar Kumar (20.3) and Mohammad Shami (24.71) are the only two Asian fast bowlers who average less than 25 in South Africa in Test cricket in last 10 years. 

5. Bowling records in New Zealand -Ishant Sharma took 2 five wickets haul in his last Test series in New Zealand. (photo - getty)

 Player  Tests  Inns  Wkts  Avg   BBI   SR     5w  10w
 Ishant Sharma  5  9  23  30.9   6/51  52.2  2  0
 Mohammad Shami   2   4  10  35.1  4/70  59.9  0  0

- Ishant Sharma has taken more five wickets haul (2) than any other Asian bowler in New Zealand in Tests since his debut. 


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 20 Jul, 2018

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