Originally Posted by Ali TT
Batting seems more tricky again currently. Although a few Aussie batsmen have piled on the runs at home only a handle of younger players have scored freely around the world. Perhaps when there weren't so many easy attacks on flat wickets to take advantage of, Bell was just found out.
Some crud defensive techniques have contributed to this rather than as a result of a glut of fine bowlers coming through in the last 5 years or so for me. As a whole test cricket seems in real trouble to me.