The omission of the likes of Zac Crawley and Dom Sibley from the squad ahead of the third Test was a move along expected lines given the batting quagmire England find themselves in. Cricket pundits Ebony Rainford-Brent and Rob Key put forth their critical opinions on the subject in a pre-game chat at The Hundred, with the latter even hinting at changes in the domestic mechanisms to ensure proper grooming of talent for the big stage.
🏴 ENGLAND 🆚 INDIA 🇮🇳@ejrainfordbrent: 💬 Malan is a match-winning cricketer. 💬@RobKey612: 💬 I was never picking Sibley in this series 💬
The @SkyCricket experts react to England’s changes for next week’s third #ENGvIND Test at Headingley 🏏
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) August 18, 2021