West Indian pace legend Michael Holding feels that Hardik Pandya is not yet the Test-quality all-rounder India are looking at. Pandya has struggled with the ball in England, and has only played cameos with the bat.
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 He has been replaced by Ollie Pope, who will bat at number four at Lord's.