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Test batsmen like to do well in all conditions, be it home or away. They take great pride in their performance outside their home country. But there are some batsmen who hold top records at home, but their performances overseas do not match up with their home show. Cricwizz takes a look at some of these players who are lions at home, but lambs abroad.

Rohit Sharma

 Home averageOverseas averageDifference
 80.5227.0053.52
Tests1620 

Rohit Sharma started his Test career with a bang, posting two tons in his first two Tests against West Indies in the farewell series for Sachin Tendulkar in 2013. But since then, he has had a rather inconsistent foray into the five-day format before settling down as Test opener since 2019. 

Rohit Sharma Test
Rohit Sharma (Image Credits: CricketAustralia)

However, his Test career is a story of two parts – Bradmanesque average at home, and a forgettable one overseas. He averages 80.52 at home, with all his 7 Test tons coming in India in 16 matches. His overseas batting average is a dismal 27.00 in 20 Tests. 

Clyde Walcott (WI)

 Home averageOverseas averageDifference
 69.83404629.37
Tests2519 
Clyde Walcott Test
Clyde Walcott (Image Credits: Wisden)

The West Indian legend enjoys a fantastic home record, averaging 69.83 in 25 Tests. But his overseas record does not match up to his home performances as he averages 40.46  – a difference of 29.37 – in 19 Tests in the Caribbean. He has scored 11 tons at home, but just 4 tons overseas. Those 4 tons came in New Zealand (1), India (2), and England (1). 

Mudassar Nazar 

 Home averageOverseas averageDifference
 53.6326.5627.07
Tests4135 
Mudassar Nazar Test
Mudassar Nazar (Image Credits: CricketCountry)

The Pakistani cricketer had great success at home but failed to live up to expectations in overseas conditions. He had a batting average of 53.63 at home in 41 matches, but his batting average overseas is just 26.56 in 35 matches. He scored 8 of his 10 Test tons at home, but just 2 tons away from home. His 2 tons overseas came in England and in India, and his batting average is below 30 in all countries away from home.

Cover image: Rohit Sharma celebrates his ton against England in Chennai Test.

Cover image courtesy: ICC Facebook page