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2011: Year of the bowlers?

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.