Ideally, Test cricket should have bat and ball in equilibrium, so that the best batsmen can be rewarded, but bowlers always have a chance of taking wickets. If that balance can’t be achieved- whether for reasons of weather, playing surface, ability or lack thereof – then the next best is a match that favours the bowlers.
What a difference a week makes. Seven days (or so) ago South Africa were amazing and Sri Lanka were rubbish. What about now?
Sod Christmas, it’s all about Boxing Day. We’ve taken time out of our hectic schedule of getting drunk and laughing at Australians to take a look at the second part of the Test double-header.