The recently concluded Pak-Windies test match leads me to ask whether:
1) the whole "bowlers win matches while batsmen save them" chestnut is true?
2) to what extent, if so?
3) and how one would go about building a strong or dominating team for the future - start with a good group of bowlers or batsmen, assuming one had to make a choice?
Of course, even without taking that saw too literally, one can get the gist of it. What are your thoughts on this? Needless to mention, India (and Lanka now, one would imagine) exemplify one end of the spectrum while Pakistan the other. It seems that the Indian results of the past few years would suggest that the batting 'model' should be the preferred one but that seems a bit simplistic (not that this whole thread or thought experiment isn't!).
Look forward to your indulgence on this subject!