Welcome to our Cricket News Today segment. Among the major headlines today, England batsman Ollie Pope has opened up on his Test debut and recounted the experience of watching India captain Virat Kohli bat from close quarters.
In other news, India women have announced their squad for the upcoming ODI series against England women.
Meanwhile, at Wayanad, India A put England Lions to the sword with a splendid batting performance. Priyank Panchal took heavy toll of the visiting bowlers by amassing a sublime double-century.
Here are all of today's top developments from the cricket world.
Priyank Panchal headlines India's dominance over England Lions
Resuming at 219/1, India A consolidated their position of strength with a powerful batting display on the third day's play against England Lions at Krishnagiri Stadium in Wayanad.
Although KL Rahul fell early in the day's play, Priyank Panchal went from strength to strength and smashed 206 off just 313 deliveries. His stunning knock, comprising 26 boundaries and three sixes, propelled India A to 540 before they declared the innings.
England Lions openers Ben Duckett and Max Holden survived a nervous period of five overs without any mishap. The visitors will head into the final day with a deficit of 180 runs.
Brief Scores: England Lions - 340 (Ben Duckett 80, Will Jacks 63, Navdeep Saini 5/79, Shardul Thakur 2/77) & 20/0 trail India A - 540/6 declared (Priyank Panchal 206, Srikar Bharat 142, Zak Chappell 3/105, Danny Briggs 2/144) by 180 runs