12th Khiladi Cricket Daily News Updates, July 2

11.20 AM (IST): Rishabh Pant, in the press conference after Day 1 of the fifth and final Test between England and India, at Edgbaston, Birmingham, confirmed that he was always positioned to come in at No.5

England Journalist: Were you originally coming in at 6, and did you swap positions with Shreyas Iyer?

Rishabh Pant: No

England Journalist: You were always coming at 5?

Rishabh Pant: Yeah, I was always coming at 5.

The 24-year-old was particularly severe on Jack Leach in his 146-run innings, taking the left-arm spinner down for 59 runs off just 32 balls. Attached below is his ‘batter vs bowler’ split and his wagon wheel:

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9:00 AM (IST): The warmup game between India and Derbyshire resulted in India winning by 7 wickets with 20 balls remaining. A quick summary:

PlayerBatting Bowling
Ruturaj Gaikwad3(4)NA
Sanju Samson38(30)NA
Deepak Hooda59(37)NA
Suryakumar Yadav36*(22)NA
Umran MalikNA 4-0-31-2
Arshdeep SinghNA 4-0-29-2
Ravi BishnoiNA4-0-34-0.

Derbyshire spinners Mark Watt and Mattie McKiernan bowled exceptionally well for the home team, exploiting the lack of left-handers in the Indian top 5. Their combined figures read: 7-0-50-1.

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