Time for a couple of emails while we wait for Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley.
Football from Amit Kumar: “Just an add on to football reference, India is definitely “Bayern Munich” of cricket. Champions of home, now conqueror of world.”
And from Deepak Nandhakumar “Just wanted to point out to Bharat (112th over) that in Chennai, Washington Sundar’s hometown, the current AQI is 93. So he’s definitely not used to Ahmedabad. Where I’m from, the AQI is 56 and we’re surrounded by trees. We really shouldn’t normalise the high AQI in big cities.”
In the studio, Andrew Strauss issues a word of warning, stern but fair. “I don’t want to see any England top order batsmen getting out lbw to Axar Patel.” And with that ringing in their ears, England make their way to the middle.