BBC Sport: Is cricket the hardest sport to win away from home?

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  1. s_h_a_f
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  2. Sultan Yusuf
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    This is rubbish. Pakistan used to make a habit of beating England in England and kiwis in NZ. The current teams are too mentally weak and technically deficient
     
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    The main thing here is mentality. Those teams back then were lead by King Immy and his mentality seeped through until the last one of his students was still in the team even after Imran was long gone. His legacy is what took them so far back then.

    This current lot has decent skills however they are very weak mentally. Not got that competitive edge
     
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    Pretty much agree, it also applies to other countries too. England and Aus are an absolute disgrace in Asia.
     
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    No. A strong team will beat anybody home or away, for example all the Aussie teams that smashed us in our
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    Australia played us in Pakistan in 1994 when WE won 1-0...then 1998 with Australia winning the 3 match series 1-0 and then a couple of years ago in the UAE when WE SMASHED them under Misbah...
     
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    the stats are misleading, im betting a much larger of tests back in the day were drawn. so whilst the win percentage hasn't changed much, the loss percentage probably has.

    play more t20, less domestic first class, less warm ups, weaker techniques and less preparation and this is what you get.

    india decided not to have a warm up game when they went to SA, what madness is that.

    pak had an extensive pre tour warm up in england and that was one of the best recent test series, with pak challenging a good england team hard.

    next tour hardly any prep and get owned by colin de fkng grondhomme in NZ.

    it aint rocket science, you have to play 10 or 12 days or cricket to acclimatise, have proper pre tour warm ups and see team compete better.

    rant done!
     

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