Umesh Yadav bowling at the Lord’s academy nets while Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami seemed to cry out for an extra pace hand to stop England at the Lord’s Test was not that significant. What looked more significant was Jasprit Bumrah bowling in the nets with the cast on his broken left thumb finally off. Down 0-2 after the innings and 159-run loss in the second Test, changes are expected. Bumrah’s inclusion could also mean Umesh has played his only Test in England, barring any change forced due to injuries, for no fault of his. The focus is on batsmen after another collapse but questions will be raised on the selection since Kohli took over on the 2014-15 Australia tour.
Source: Hindustan Times August 15, 2018 14:48 UTC