India were 141 for six, needing 53 more runs to win, when paceman Stokes had Kohli lbw for 51 with just his third ball of the day. "I think that's really good for us as a team, and sets us up nicely moving into the next Test", said Root. However, he is confident that India can make a strong comeback in the Test at Lord's.
Yes, no one should take their position for granted. "I'm sure that they'll be going away working out how they can play it, as we're working on how to play the off-spin".
Earlier on Sunday, according to ICC's latest Test rankings, Kohli has gone past Steven Smith as the new No. 1 batsman. Kohli justified their decision.
While Kohli is known for doing the unexpected when it comes to team selection, the non-inclusion of the most successful bowler in the ODI and T20 series, the left-arm china-man wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav, bewildered many, including former India skipper Sourav Ganguly. There is too much tinkering going around - be it right or wrong. To sum it up, both teams had plenty of positives to take out from the Test.
Whom did Rohit replace in the first instance?
Sindhu looked good to win the gold this time after beating her conqueror in the last year's final Nozomi Okuhara in the quarter-finals and another dogged Japanese Akane Yamaguchi in the semis, both in straight games.
"But now as captain I just think about getting my team across the line". "It's great to be a part of this game, but I don't know ..." There were a couple of moments when we came back. "You tell me the best 11 and we will play that".
England have named their squad for the second Test against India.
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India's only practice match, versus Essex, was reduced from a four-day to a three-day affair.
Stokes dismissed four batsmen in the second Indian innings and proved to be the tormentor. But for Pujara, a Test-match specialist, it will be hard to switch on and switch off. They got to believe in themselves that they can do well. But does it really work that way? Ashwin took four wicket highest and Shami took three wickets for India.
Let's count the number of all-format players in this Indian team. Playing & scoring 150 in first-class cricket can't compensate for global cricket. Like he wanted to play county cricket and skipped the Afghanistan Test.
Read what Ishant had to say about his Edgbaston display here. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah who play all formats get injured.
"Day-Night Test cricket should be tried whenever possible".
"It would be nice (to get Dukes in all Tests)".
Umesh Yadav gets dropped frequently, Mohammed Shami has his own personal and cricketing battles to look at. "You cancelled the two-day games and you were thrashed in the first two games".
Batsman Kohli has clarity and utmost confidence. And two, whether Kohli would get the mickey off his back this time around.
The former Indian seamer, Venkatesh Prasad is of the same view that India is continuously in search of an impactful opener. Will it be the same bowling attack?