Ollie Pope all set to wear ‘HELMET CAM’ in fifth Test against India


IND vs ENG LIVE: India vs England Live Updates – English broadcaster Sky Sports has made some unique and innovative plans for the live coverage of the upcoming fifth Test between India and England. English batter Ollie Pope will be seen wearing a helmet cam in this game as fans are in for a visual treat and engagement experience like never before. Follow IND vs ENG Live Updates, India vs England Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.

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According to reports in Evening Standard, Sky Sports will have Pope wearing a camera on his helmet whenever he will be fielding at short leg. This will allow cricket fanatics to experience the game from inside the field, thereby enhancing the visual experience to a great degree.

IND vs ENG LIVE: INNOVATIVE! England batter Ollie Pope all set to wear ‘HELMET CAM’ in fifth Test against India as fans will get unique live coverage

Ollie Pope will wear the ‘helmet cam’ while fielding at short leg

Notably, this will be the very first instance in Test cricket wherein a player will be seen wearing a helmet cam, and Sky Sports have already got the necessary approval from both the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

In a statement, the British broadcaster has claimed that this innovation will “give viewers a unique view of the action out in the middle.” Meanwhile, though new in Test cricket, Sky Sports did try something similar in The Hundred, where Trent Rockets’ wicketkeeper Tom Moores wore a camera on his helmet.

IND vs ENG LIVE: INNOVATIVE! England batter Ollie Pope all set to wear ‘HELMET CAM’ in fifth Test against India as fans will get unique live coverage

Meanwhile, England have announced their playing XI for the rescheduled fifth Test against India, starting Friday at Edgbaston. They have opted to go ahead with only one spinner Jack Leach for the all-important Edgbaston Test.

Ben Foakes has been ruled out of the fifth Test and Sam Billings will keep wickets in his absence. However, veteran pacer James Anderson is fit and will be seen in action.

England Playing XI: Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c) Sam Billings, Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

England vs India Test series schedule

5th Test: Edgbaston | July 1-5

England vs India 2022, T20I series schedule

1st T201: Ageas Bowl | July 7

2nd T20I: Edgbaston | July 9

3rd T20I: Trent Bridge | July 10

England vs India 2022, ODI series schedule

1st ODI: Kia Oval | July 12

2nd ODI: Lord’s | July 14

3rd ODI: Manchester | July 17

IND vs ENG LIVE: INNOVATIVE! England batter Ollie Pope all set to wear ‘HELMET CAM’ in fifth Test against India as fans will get unique live coverage

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