We sometimes wonder, because in a way, it’s when Test cricket’s shown at its best.
No-one’s actually playing, but the fact that we still have so much to talk about despite that highlights what makes Test cricket better than every other sport. Even luge.
Will the humidity in Brisbane aid swing? Will the Adelaide Oval encourage reverse swing? Will Australia’s ageing batsmen find form? Will Ian Bell show the mental approach his technique deserves? Will Kevin Pietersen find the flat pitches allow him to cut loose? How many wides will Mitchell Johnson bowl?
There are almost infinite questions. Pit the same two teams against each other at different venues and you can logically deduce completely different results. Pit the same two teams against each other at the same venue in different weather and you can deduce completely different results.
Test cricket is fucking mint.