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    I think a few of the English players, who would have had to deal with them at times growing up still, would be best place to counter sticky dogs, especially Strauss and Cook who are more prepared to wait on the back foot and not overcommit forward.

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    Yeah that's my thought too. It's hard to say, because (and it seems silly to keep hammering on this but it is the whole point) players work their technique to the current conditions they have to face, not hypothetical conditions decades in the past, but extremely front-foot dominant players like Hayden et al would have serious issues, you'd think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
    I dunno, but it sounds delicious.
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    On the cricket archives DVD, Bradman talks about how late early era players (Jackson, Trumper, Kippax) played the ball, in particular the late cut. Often the ball was past the stumps when they cut it between the slips. Great to watch, but hard if you press forward on to the front foot early!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Like chocolate self-saucing pudding. Break the crust and enjoy the lava flow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    God, could you imagine Asif McGrath on such a pitch? Would be an absolute terror.
    And not to mention Kumble
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    And not to mention Kumble
    Underwood would come out of retirement in his 60's and still be king.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Underwood would come out of retirement in his 60's and still be king.
    Chandrashekar too. Just thinking what Jayananda Warnaweera would have done on such a pitch. Spin of Swann claliber and pace of Kumble caliber.

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    .... and the All Time Great Australian spinner renowned for the colour of his hair might be named Miller and not Warne

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    Half the ****s of today can't handle the current pitches so they would be atrocious having to bat in sticky situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    .... and the All Time Great Australian spinner renowned for the colour of his hair might be named Miller and not Warne
    Can be true BTW. On a pitch which was atrocious in 1999 (Galle) he out bowled Warne IIRC.

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    True but I reckon there's a number of batsmen who would do well on them sort of pticheshad they grown up in that era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Of course they'd adapt. They're a product of their environment.
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