LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 17: during day two of the 2nd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 17, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

Ahead of the opening Test of the summer, Steve Smith's side are in a position to make themselves one of the most dominant teams in Australian history.

The Aussies have not lost a Test on home soil since Ricky Ponting's farewell match in December 2012, which sees Australia with 14 wins and four draws since that day.

It's the fourth longest undefeated home streak in this country's history, and if the Australians can continue that form throughout the summer, they'll move up to second all-time on that list.

There's no doubting Australia's home form is fantastic, but it's when they travel away that their inabilities show.

Since that 18-game undefeated streak began, Australia have played in 26 Tests overseas, and have won only eight.

16 of those 26 Test results Australia has been on the wrong end of, leaving the Aussies with a poor 38.4% win percentage away from home since December 2012.

The best and worst of this Australian side are just too far apart, so hopefully coach Darren Lehmann can get his side playing consistent cricket for at least the summer ahead.

Where Australia's current home stand sits in Australian Test history:

25 Tests — December 2003 to January 2008 (Captains: Steve Waugh / Ricky Ponting / Adam Gilchrist)

22 Tests — January 1999 to December 2002 (Captains: Mark Taylor / Steve Waugh / Adam Gilchrist)

21 Tests — January 1989 to January 1993 (Captain: Allan Border)

18 Tests — December 2012 to now (Captains: Michael Clarke / Steve Smith)