New Delhi: The fifth Test between India and England, which was postponed last year, will be played at Edgbaston from Friday. The spectators will get a new experience during this match. Sky Sports has rolled out an innovation in its cricket coverage, with England player Ollie Pope wearing a camera on his helmet while fielding at short leg. This is the first time in the world in Test cricket. It has got approval from both ICC and ECB.
Voice won’t record
Sky hopes this will give viewers a unique view of the action in Test cricket in the middle. The camera won’t record voice, so there’s no need to worry about what players talk to each other. Although already a stump mic records the voices of the players.
Used in The Hundred
Sky tried a similar innovation in the first edition of The Hundred last year, when Tom Moores of the Trent Rockets wore a camera while keeping wickets. It recorded some great shots. He also took a brilliant catch. Pope is an excellent fielder close to the bat. In the third Test against New Zealand last week, he took a brilliant catch at short leg.
England announces playing XI
England has announced the playing XI for the test against India. The veteran James Anderson has returned in place of Jimmy Overton in the team.
England playing XI
Ben Stokes (c), Alex Lees, Jack Crowley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings (wk), Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson.
first published:June 30, 2022, 8:24 p.m.