Australia’s Incredible Record at "Fortress" Gabba a Worry for India

Australia have not lost a Test match at The Gabba since 1988-89, against the all-conquering West Indians. Since then they have played 19 Tests here, winning 12 and drawing 7.

January 13, 2021

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India have played six Tests at The Gabba and not won a single one. This does not sound encouraging ahead of the series decider against Australia, but then, only three touring teams – England, West Indies, and New Zealand – have won Test matches here, and all of them have lost way more than won. There is a reason the Australians call the Test match at The Gabba the Gabbattoir. India have used 17 players here but they had once used 26 in a series!

Australia’s Incredible Record at "Fortress" Gabba a Worry for India

Touring team M W L D T W/L
England 21 4 12 5 0.33
West Indies 12 3 6 2 1 0.50
New Zealand 10 1 8 1 0.13
India 6 5 1 0.00
Pakistan 6 5 1 0.00
South Africa 4 2 2 0.00
Sri Lanka 3 2 1 0.00
Total 62 8 40 13 1 0.25

This is also where the first tied Test – between Australia and the West Indies in 1960-61 – was played. The Forgotten Australia vs India Brisbane Classic

As is evident, Australia have a win-loss ratio of 5 (40 wins, 8 defeats) at The Gabba. This is the best for any side at a single venue with a 50-Test cut-off, and the third-best with a 25-Test cut-off.

India vs Australia 2020-21: India Have Used 17 Players Here But They Had Once Used 26 in a Series!

Team Venue M W L W/L
Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 42 22 2 11.00
South Africa SuperSport Park, Centurion 26 21 2 10.50
Australia The Gabba, Brisbane 62 40 8 5.00
England Edgbaston, Birmingham 52 28 9 3.11
Australia Lord’s, London 39 17 7 2.43

As is evident, Australia have a particularly impressive record at Lord’s, having won 39 Test matches and lost 17.

Australia have not lost a Test match at The Gabba since 1988-89, against the all-conquering West Indians. Since then they have played 19 Tests here, winning 12 and drawing 7.

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