England coach Chris Silverwood says his “mind is open to all suggestions” for players who can solve their batting struggles, with Dawid Malan and James Vince both in contention to return to the Test set-up.
England will soon announce a squad for next week’s third Test against India at Headingley, with out-of-form opener Dom Sibley under pressure to hold his spot having averaged just 19 in 10 Tests this year.
Having already axed Zak Crawley for the second Test, dropping Sibley could see the recently recalled Haseeb Hameed move up the order and open the innings, which would leave a vacancy at No.3.
Malan and Vince have been part of England’s white-ball squads in recent years but neither have played Test cricket since 2018 and both men average less than 30 in the longest format.
However, the fact both have played Test cricket in Australia before could work in their favour given a…