In the game of cricket, batsmen always want to score runs on their home turf, especially when representing their country in Test cricket.
The bowlers come into a tour fired up and determined to make their mark on unfamiliar territory, so to repel them, a batsman needs to have a great amount of talent at the crease.
Often they will be under some pressure to score runs at home, too, with the expectations of their local fans weighing heavy in the air.
Being able to handle those expectations and the bowlers that come charging in is the mark of a good batsman in home conditions, and some have excelled beyond all others.
Read on for the top 50 run scorers at home in the history of Test cricket.
All stats courtesy of ESPNCricinfo, correct as of August 4 2014.