Zaheer Khan believes that India has sufficient bench strength to make up for the absence of injured pace bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, at least for part of the upcoming five-Test series against hosts England. The selectors have named Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur in the squad for the first three Tests.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Shehbaz Sharif has said that he would make Pakistan better than its arch-rival India after coming into power, according to a media report. Addressing a rally in Sargodha district of his stronghold of Punjab yesterday, Sharif said that people can change his name if he does not take Pakistan ahead of India.
Claude Puel has denied speculation linking goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel with a move away from the King Power Stadium. The 31-year-old, who was a member of Leicester's remarkable Premier League title-winning team in 2015-16, was recently at the World Cup as Denmark were eliminated by Croatia on penalties.