After Edgbaston Win, England are in the Driver's Seat: Ben Stokes

Sam Curran celebrates with Ben Stokes after dismissing Shikhar Dhawan

Virat Kohli fought a lone battle at Edgbaston.

"They should have played at least two three-day games and proper first-class games". For instance, can Shikhar Dhawan "apply" himself against a quality opposition and a swinging red ball?

Looking ahead to the Lord's Test, Bayliss said his players were "under no illusions" about needing to work on their batting and catching - four chances went down at Edgbaston, albeit with the now-discarded Malan responsible for three of them - but the head coach was encouraged by a bowling performance that exposed some Indian frailties against the Dukes ball. However, he was lbw to Ben Stokes for 51, and India were eventually defeated by 31 runs. "The captain should give confidence to his players". England too looked vulnerable at Edgbaston. Genuine match-winner, who will be badly missed at Lord's. Their slip cordon performed just as badly as India's.

India's linchpin spinner was able to nip in the bud of unsafe Jos Buttler.

India under Kohli gives the impression that they have resources to be gallant travellers, but they seldom look convincing. With Malan replaced by right-handed youngster Ollie Pope, wouldn't Ravindra Jadeja be a better option? In the end, 31 runs separated the two teams.

With Jadeja, at the least, there will be no release of pressure and no freebies.

Since then, he has played in the Test series against New Zealand and Pakistan.

Played superbly in the first innings before that run out. Ravi Shastri constantly talks about the need to stay focussed and not panic. The hearing in the case for the incident in the Bristol nightclub in September 2017 could nearly go on for a week.The all-rounder picked up four wickets in the final innings of the first Test, including the key scalp of Virat Kohli, guiding his team to a thrilling victory.

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Despite his two soft dismissals, Ajinkya Rahane will always be a better bet in Test cricket than most other batsmen.

We all know Kohli has been named captain and his record (at home so far) is enviable.

Kohli then completed an 88-ball fifty when he glanced Anderson down to fine leg, the fourth four of his innings. Application demanded he tighten up. Our bowlers were outstanding in the second innings. Yet again a regulation edge to a delivery going away.

"So we'll go to bed dreaming about getting Kohli out first thing".

The jury heard from Nicholas Corsellis, prosecuting, that Stokes, who has been charged with affray alongside Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale, "lost control and started to attack with revenge, retaliation or punishment in mind" after he, or those he was with, believed they were being attacked with a bottle by Ali and a piece of metal pulled from a street sign by Hale.

Lord's is the decider.

If Kohli can deliver another strong performance in the second Test at Lord's, he can break into the top-10 by leapfrogging Matthew Hayden, Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers, all of whom registered 935 points as their highest. In seaming conditions in 2014, India carved out a famous victory at the same venue in 2014. He is an exceptional talent and if he takes time off, no issues.

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