It was an interesting call from the team management as they sent the freewheeling Rishabh Pant ahead of Shreyas Iyer at number five. They did opt for this arrangement at home against Sri Lanka which at that juncture looked like a ploy to have a right-left combo in the middle to tackle the spinners. But here again, in a Test match in England, the same strategy has been employed.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli was in two minds as to whether defend the Matthew Potts’ ball outside off-stump or just leave it and he takes a late decision to shoulder arms, only for the ball to ricochet off the bat and clatter the stumps. Potts is absolutely delighted and India are in deep trouble at 71/4.
EDGBASTON GOES POTTY! ðŸŽ‰
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 1, 2022