New director of cricket Ravi Shastri is eager too see an appropriate response from batsmen Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara, who endured very poor stretches of form during India's three-one Test series loss to England recently.
After watching India get humiliated during their recently concluded five-Test series against England, it is time the Indian batsmen got off their high horses and played some county cricket.
India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has been granted permission from the BCCI to spend the rest of the India tour in England playing County cricket, though he does not have a club yet.
England and Sri Lanka have improved their positions on the ICC Test Team Championship after winning their series against India and Pakistan, respectively.
England's Joe Root has continued his impressive march up the rankings for Test Batsmen, having breaking into the top 10 for the first time in his career.