Eoin Morgan and Stuart Broad are in the commentary seats today.
Sad news from Manchester: long-time Old Trafford PA announcer John Gwynne has died. RIP, John, one of cricket’s great enthusiasts.
It’s a full house under a scalding sun at Edgbaston today. Somewhere in the crowd are spotters, employed to keep an eye out for trouble after reports of racist abuse during the Test.
England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Richard Gleeson, Matt Parkinson.
India: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
The news from Edgbaston is that Lancashire’s Richard Gleeson is due to make his debut today – encouraging news for late developers everywhere.
Hello! We’re back already – match two in a white-ball July rollercoaster, this the second T20 between the two top sides in the world.
The players are at Edgbaston, but I’m in Surrey, where my brother and his family have arrived from New Zealand without any of their baggage. Talking of baggage (sorry) – winning India will cast aside some of their foot-soldiers as the Test warriors return. Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Ajay Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah are all expected to wriggle back into the lineup.
England tripped up at the Ageas Bowl, a fifty run spanking, with Jos Buttler having to slither back to the dressing-room with a first-ball duck in his debut official gig as captain. But we expect the side to be similar, with a possible tweak to the bowling.
The action starts at 2.30pm BST – see you there!