1. Short Batsmen.
The seemingly flashier swish of willow from a short man, the greater sense of timing over brute force, Sachin Tendulkar, the pull shot from a good length, Brian Charles Lara…James Taylor?
2. Tall Fast Bowlers.
The Whispering Death, steepling bounce, a rap on the gloves, Chris Tremlett terrifying Australia, a swaying batsman, Mike Gatting’s nose, Glenn McGrath’s line and length, 4 West Indian horseman of the calypso apocalypse. Steven Finn?
Things I don’t like.
1. Winning the toss and fielding.
Euff. Nasser Hussain. Australia. The Gabba. Nightmares. Andrew Strauss?