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6 captains who have won a Test series in Australia since 1988

Sujith M
ANALYST
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145.08K   //    07 Jan 2019, 10:10 IST

Virat Kohli, Australia v India - 4th Test: Day 2, SCG
Virat Kohli, Australia v India - 4th Test: Day 2, SCG

Australia have dominated the game for the most part of the 21st century. Irrespective of the format, they conquered the world and played some phenomenal cricket. However, things have changed a lot in the past few years for the Baggy Greens.

Ever since the departure of Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke, they have been on the decline. It hit the rock bottom when David Warner and Steve Smith were found guilty of ball tampering in 2018.

The Aussies have rarely lost a Test series at home and to be precise, they have lost only six Test series at home since 1988. Australia is one of the toughest places to tour for any team and not many away captains have found success in Australian conditions.

On that note, here we take a look at the six great captains who have won a Test series in Australia since 1988.


#6 Sir Vivian Richards, West Indies

Viv Richards in action for West Indies
Viv Richards in action for West Indies

It was the time when the West Indies were one of the dominant force in world cricket. With some devastating batsmen and bowlers like Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Carl Hooper, Sir Vivian Richards, Malcolm Marshall, Courtney Walsh, and Curtly Ambrose, they played fearless cricket, irrespective of where they played.

During their 1988/89 tour of Australia, West Indies played a five-game series against the host. When everyone expected it to be a close one, West Indies defeated Australia 3-1. Led by Viv Richards, West Indies demolished the host to stamp their dominance.

The first three games of the series were one-sided as they dominated Australia in every department. Though Australia pulled one back in the fourth Test, it was very late to change the fate of the series. Curtly Ambrose finished the series with 26 wickets while Desmond Haynes dominated the run-scoring charts.

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