Pakistan becomes the most successful Asian team to win most test matches in England
By winning the first Test match at Lords against England, last week, Pakistan Cricket team became the most successful Asian team in England. Pakistan have won 11 Test matches from 50 games. Pakistan team have won four Test matches at Lord’s in 1982,1992,1996 and now in the year 2016.
England presents tough conditions for the Asian teams. Pakistan has a quality bowling line-up and have made life tough for England team. In the first match of the series played at Lord’s, Yasir Shah was the pick of the bowlers, grabbing 10 wickets in an innings. Pakistan never had a quality batting line up but if the conditions help the bowlers, they become the most dangerous team in the world.
The next most successful Asian team to win most Test matches in England is India who has won only 6 matches out of 57 Test matches.
Indian team has struggled in England where the conditions help the fast bowlers. The most famous wins for India in England came in 2014 when India’s young team defeated England at Lord’s. Apart from that, India won in 1980-81, two Test matches in the year 1986, one in 2002, one in 2007. In the previous two tours to England, the Indian cricket team lost both series by 0-4 and 1-3 respectively.
Sri Lankan cricket team has a poor record in England. They have won only 3 Test matches in 18 matches. In 2014, Sri Lankan team defeated England to win a historic test series. Apart from that, they have only 2 Test matches in England which show that Sri Lankan team does not have a quality bowling line-up. The other wins for Sri Lanka in England came in 2006 and 1998. In the year 2016, playing a three-match test series, Sri Lankan team did not win a single match, losing 2 and drawing one.
Bangladesh has played 4 Test matches in England and has not won a single Test match. They don’t get a chance to play a lot of Test cricket match cricket outside Asia.
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