India’s home Test record
India’s Test record at home has historically been good and the figures above justify that assertion. West Indies are the only visiting team who have a better head to head record against India in India. India’s record in home Tests against Australia, England and South Africa are good, though the Proteas have played only 16 Tests in the country and won 31.25 per cent of them. Overall, India have a win percentage of 37.35 in home Tests, a 19.62 loss percentage and a draw percentage of 42.80.
India’s away/overseas Test record
India’s Test record in Australia, England, South Africa, and New Zealand doesn’t make for a good reading at all. They have managed to win only six of their 47 Tests on Australian soil, seven of 57 Tests (!) in England, three of the 20 Test matches in South Africa, and five of the 23 Tests in New Zealand. The records against two other countries away from home—Pakistan, West Indies—is bad as well, though India have saved a considerable number of Tests in Pakistan and in the Caribbean.
India’s overall Test record
India have lost a higher percentage of Tests (30.65) than they have won (27.77) since playing their first Test in 1932.
Glossary: Aus-Australia, Ban-Bangladesh, Eng-England, NZ-New Zealand, Pak-Pakistan, SA-South Africa, SL-Sri Lanka, WI-West Indies, ZIM-Zimbabwe