Saturday, August 12, 2006

There's no place like home

Cricket's equivalent of Julius Caesar's famous Veni, Vidi, Vici - to conquer opponents in their backyards - is a rare trait among batsmen.

Bradman averaged 102.84 in England, while Wally Hammond and Ken Barrington also performed outstandingly on tours.

Among current batsmen, Rahul Dravid's overseas record trumps his magnificent one in India , but by and large most batsmen thrive in the relative comfort of home.

Travis Basevi and George Binoy of Cricinfo, look at batsmen who have performed better at home than overseas and vice versa.