MIRPUR, BANGLADESH - AUGUST 30: David Warner of Australia celebrates after scoring his century during day four of the First Test match between Bangladesh and Australia at Shere Bangla National Stadium on August 30, 2017 in Mirpur, Bangladesh. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The Australian cricket team has won 251 of 435 Test matches on home soil and lost just 82.

It's a dominant record and with a winning percentage at near 58, forms the reason as to why so many touring squads now arrive in the country seemingly beaten before a ball has been bowled.

In recent times, only India and South Africa have threatened the Aussies at home, even despite an obvious period of rebuild and cultural change that has been taking place in Australian cricket.

Abroad though, results have been patchy at best.

Historically, Australia wins 35.8 per cent of its Tests away from home, yet lately there have been slimmer pickings when it comes to success on the road.

Since February 2013 after landing in India for a four-match series that the hosts utterly dominated, the Australian cricket team has played 39 Test matches away from home and managed to win just 13. Along the journey there has been only three successful Tests series', against South Africa, West Indies and New Zealand and a total of 22 matches in which the Australians tasted humbling defeats.

At the core of such an unconvincing and losing record outside Australia has been a failure to consistently accumulate runs in the top order and combat the unique conditions experienced in the United Kingdom, Africa and Asia.

Such a reality is exemplified in the raw data that exposes the Australian's vulnerabilities when forced off the comfort of their home decks.

Opening batsman David Warner blazes away freely in Australia, averaging over 60, yet has struggled around the world barring a few highlights. His overseas Test return of 34.50 mirrors the vast disparity in performance shared by a number of his fellow batters.

Marnus Labuschagne is yet to emulate his incredible success at home, with a century-less return of 434 runs abroad at a moderate average of 39.45.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Marnus Labuschagne of Australia reacts after facing his first ball from Jofra Archer of England during day five of the 2nd Specsavers Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground on August 18, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

After a brilliant home Ashes series, Travis Head will be looking to improve on his away average of 28.45, a figure not too far from half what he achieves on Australian pitches and after compiling just 58 runs in six away Test matches, while Marcus Harris will be feeling immense pressure should he be given the potential task of opening the batting on March 4.

Usman Khawaja's Test return is halved after venturing abroad and only Steve Smith can hold his head high when it comes to runs on the road. His batting average of 57.10 speaks of his quality and the potentially crucial role he will play in Pakistan.

With a world-class bowling attack, the crafty skipper and familiar conditions in their favour, the home side will make life very difficult for the Australian top order, particularly considering most know there papers will be stamped should another overseas series produce a poor return.

Being labelled the best Test nation in the world demands the ability to win in all conditions and the current version of the Australian team appears well short of being able to do so. Pakistan could be a turning point for them, with the opportunity to show that they deserve to be in the Australian top six right before their very eyes.