England is yet to win a major multi-nation ODI tournament outside England. South Africa and New Zealand have not won any World Cup anywhere. Forget a Test series—Sri Lanka has never even won a single Test in India. Pakistan won their first Test series in West Indies quite late in 2017 as against India way back in 1971.
The truth is that when you combine all three formats of the game, then only Australia and India are the best travellers. Only these two teams have won maximum multi-nation tournaments in maximum countries. It’s a myth that Indians are poor travellers in international cricket overall.
We have won in…
1 Mini World Cup—Benson & Hedges World Series 1985.
1 Test series—2019.
1 ODI Tri-series—2008.
1 ODI series—2019.
2 T20 series—2016, Australia’s only whitewash in any format on home soil ever since 1877 followed by the one in 2020.
Total = 6.
(India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Aus by tying the Test series in 2004)
1 T20 World Cup—2007.
1 ODI series—2018.
1 T20 series—2018.
Total = 3.
5 Test series—1971, 2006, 2011, 2016, 2019.
1 ODI Tri-series—2013.
5 ODI series—2002, 2009, 2011, 2017, 2019.
1 T20 series—2019.
Total = 12.
2 Test series—1968, 2009.
2 ODI series—2009, 2019.
1 T20 series—2020.
Total = 5.
2 Asia Cups—1988, 2016.
4 Test series—2000, 2004, 2007, 2010.
1 ODI Tri-series—1998.
3 ODI series—2004, 2007, 2014.
Total = 10.
2 ODI series—1997 (Pak), 1999 (WI).
1 Test series—2005
4 ODI series—1998, 2013, 2015, 2016.
2 T20 series—2010, 2016.
Total = 6.
Grand Total = 78, that includes 5 World Cups/mini WCs, second only to Australia’s 6 away such wins.
India has won at least one 5-nation plus tournament in Australia, South Africa, England, Sri Lanka, UAE, Bangladesh and India.
(This blog was first published on October 1, 2018. This is an updated version of the same)