What is SENA countries a popular term used in the world of Cricket?

‘SENA countries’ is a popular term used in cricket and is an abbreviation used for four cricket playing nations that are South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia.

SENA is a term in the cricket world that is being given to the four topmost cricket playing nations and only they have allotted this name to themselves while looking to their exceptional performance in their native grounds and pitches. These pitches are completely Pacer friendly

The Asian pitches are on the other hand batsman and spinner friendly pitches and since cricket is a sport where the pitch plays a really crucial role as the team decisions are completely based on the pitch. The team selection, whether the team will bowl or bat first after winning the toss, what bill be the game plan, which department will lead the team towards victory and many other things. This is a major reason why the Asian team fail to perform against the SENA countries on their native grounds.

With the same side of the story, the SENA cricket teams find it really difficult to maintain their records in the Asian pitches as they find it really difficult to play against the Spin. And since the Asian pitches do not compliment the fast bowlers the SENA loses their key department.

AUSTRALIA

The Australian team is the most powerful team among the SENA as they ruled the game for a long time and they ruled for an era and dominated the cricket playing nations. With the highest winning percentage(60%) in ODIs, the team have reached the World Cup final 7 times and has won the World cup for a record 5 times(1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.)

Australian pitches compliment pace and bounce and are appropriate for a fast format of the game like T20 and hence they are the nation to host one of the biggest world T20 tournaments like Big Bash league and players love to play on such pitches. Even with this great history, the Australian team is facing a decline in their performances though they still have a strong team somehow the team suffers at the management part.

NEW ZEALAND

The world test Champions have clearly proved their class in World Cricket after trying to get the title for so many years. The team is exceptional in every format of the game and the comeback after the unlucky defeat at the World Cup 2019 against England but grabbed the title of test champions against India.

The BlackCaps are now one of the toughest sides to play against as they excel in each department with a great team effort.

ENGLAND

The home of cricket England won their first ever world Cup title in 2019 and is a strong side. The mecca of cricket Lords is also located in their country and is a strong side to play against.

SOUTH AFRICA

The team which is has no haters around the world and play with a spirit of sport though they fail to grab the cup even after getting closest to the cup. The pitches are again same in the favour of pace.

Together these four Cricket playing nation comprises of the term SENA.

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