ENG vs IND: Visuals of Brendon McCullum planning Shreyas Iyer's dismissal from balcony grab attention

ENG vs IND: Visuals of Brendon McCullum planning Shreyas Iyer’s dismissal from balcony grab attention

Shreyas Iyer scored 19 runs before getting scalped by Matty Potts.

England Head Coach Brendon McCullum
England Head Coach Brendon McCullum (Photo Source: Twitter)

Team England is in a strong position against the visiting team India in their rescheduled Test match being played at Edgbaston, Birmingham. The Three Lions require just 119 runs to win the match and level the Test series. For England, former skipper Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow are still at the crease and have completed their respective fifties.

At the start of Day 4, team India was in a strong position while Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant were occupying the crease for the visitors. However, England made a strong comeback and took wickets at regular intervals as the visitors were bundled out for just 245 runs in their second innings.

Several Indian batters got a decent start but failed to capitalize. One of them was Shreyas Iyer who had done well for his 19 runs but he again perished to a short of length delivery. Iyer played a rash shot on a short ball bowled by Matty Potts as Iyer gave a straightforward catch to James Anderson stationed at the mid-wicket just for a similar kind of shot.

Brendon McCullum worked with Iyer during his time with Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL

Meanwhile, a few pictures of England’s newly appointed head coach Brendon McCullum have gone viral on social media platforms. The former Kiwi batter can be seen as gesturing towards England players to bowl short deliveries at Iyer. To note, both Iyer and McCullum have worked with each other during their stint at the 2022 India Premier League (IPL).

Talking about the dismissal, Iyer was looking set at the crease after scoring 19 runs and had also stroked three boundaries. However, the right-handed batter in an attempt to get himself another boundary tried to pull a short-length delivery from Potts and hit straight to mid-wicket where Anderson did not move an inch as he completed a straightforward catch.

As mentioned above, England now require 119 runs to save the series. While India on the other hand have to remove seven English batters to register a memorable series victory.