December 21, 2015

No real home advantage for South Africa

Recent head-to-heads between South Africa and England have been closely fought, and the hosts' vulnerability at home could make this series just as competitive

South Africa and England have shared an intensely close rivalry over the last couple of decades. As they square off in a four-Test series starting later this week, we explore just how closely matched the teams have been and examine South Africa's frailty at home.

  • In nine series since 1994, only one series has been won by a margin of more than one Test
  • England have won 10 and South Africa 13 of the 29 Tests between the teams since 1994
  • South Africa have lost 14 of their 47 Tests at home since January 2006

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S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats