I have just been wondering about the evolution of batting techniques. You read legends about Hobbs, Sutcliffe and Trumper alike being masters on rain-affected wickets. Even the Don himself was famously unable to tame those nightmarish patches.
Back in the days of uncovered pitches, it seems batsmen had to be far more adaptive with their techniques, because balls were known to rear up at them from random parts of the pitch - it makes me question the abilities of today's players even more, especially against spin.
So, which of today's players do you believe would have succeeded/failed when faced with the pressure and challenge of a sticky dog?