It's one thing going on a cricket tour of say, Australia, and playing in front of huge crowds at famous stadiums in perfect conditions. But when less desirable itineraries arise, certain players seem to pick up a mysterious injury that only a few weeks on the sofa can cure.
But seriously, cricketers and supporters are fortunate in that most of the countries which play the sport are generally excellent places to visit both on and off the field. That said, some destinations are clearly more attractive than others.
Using criteria including venues, quality of pitch and weather conditions among others, we've ranked, in descending order, every Test-playing nation in terms of their touring desirability from the point of view of an international cricket player.
(To be honest, it was almost impossible to separate the top seven.)