David Warner, who was one of Jofra Archer's victims on Thursday, was effusive in his praise for the England bowler, saying he reminds him of how Dale Steyn used to bowl in Tests. Glenn Mcgrath said England could win the Test in three days with Archer in their ranks.
While PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth progressed into the quarter-finals of BWF World Championships on Thursday, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy fell to respective defeats. Saina Nehwal also bowed out after losing in three games to Denmark's Mia Blichfeld.
Sunil Gavaskar said about Ravichandran Ashwin's exclusion on commentary: "That is stunning. Astonishing." Former England player Nick Compton asked if there is a personal difference between Ashwin and Virat Kohli at work.
While, Wimbledon finalists Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are on a semi-final collision course at the US Open after they were placed in the same half of the draw, Rafael Nadal will face John Millman.