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Two Host Nations, Three Home Teams

India's cricketers are fortunate in that so vastly spread is the Indian diaspora across the cricketing globe that support from the spectators is never at a premium. There was an interesting banner the other at the MCG, when India played South Africa in front of almost 87,000 predominantly Indian fans. Pause, rewind, and yes, you will find that you read it right. Almost 87,000 predominantly Indian fans, at the MCG. As one credit card company would say, that is priceless. The banner read 'Two host nations, three home teams.' Australia and New Zealand, the two host nations. India, the third home team.