The purpose of this article is to have a look at Laker’s approach in order to see just how accurate or otherwise his predictions were and then for the writer to try and project the game forward again, this time, less ambitiously, to 21 years hence.
After the Ashes, England’s Test side will enter a new era, one where Andrew Flintoff in particular will need to be replaced. How should England balance their team without Flintoff, and who are the likely contenders to join the England squad in the future?
Is Test cricket becoming less of a contest between bat and ball? Are flat pitches ruining the longer form of the game? Swaranjeet wonders if Test cricket is becoming so batsman-friendly it verges on boring.