Iyer was a surprise inclusion in the one-off Test against England considering his recent troubles. While he had a good start to Test cricket scoring three fifties and one century in four matches played so far, he is yet to be tested in English conditions where the ball nips around a fair amount. He would look to make most of the conditions though in the practice game and net sessions for future opportunities ahead of Rahane or Pujara.
Pujara has been undergoing a lean phase in Test Cricket for some time now. He had a poor series against South Africa where he averaged just 20.67, scoring 124 runs in three matches and wasn’t picked for the subsequent series against Sri Lanka at home. Pujara would be hoping to continue with his recent good form notching two centuries and two double centuries in his last five games playing for Sussex in the English County.
Prasidh has been bowling decently in the ongoing IPL, picking 15 wickets in the group phase. However, Test cricket is a different kettle of fish though he must look to pick the brains of Bumrah and co when he travels with the team to the UK.