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.
Playing an extra batsman in the second Test against England at Lord’s will be a conservative move as the Lord's surface seems more bowler-friendly than Edgbaston, opined India bowling coach Bharat Arun.