Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, admitted that India had nowhere to hide after the drubbing at Lord’s at the hands of England by an innings. He also stated that perhaps they got their combination wrong for the game.
National selector Ed Smith has defended the dropping of Dawid Malan after a poor show at Edgbaston, and a poor overall record. He has been replaced by Ollie Pope, who will bat at number four at Lord's.
Playing an extra batsman in the second Test against England at Lord’s will be a conservative move as the Lord's surface seems more bowler-friendly than Edgbaston, opined India bowling coach Bharat Arun.