England vs India 2nd Test, Day 2: Play stopped due to rain

England vs India 2nd Test, Day 2: Play stopped due to rain

Rain meant there was no play on the first day of the second Test between England and India at Lord's on Thursday.

Virat Kohli came to the crease under heavy rain, and had to face up to two deliveries - playing and missing at another beauty from Anderson first up - before play was stopped. Talking about the ongoing Test series, India lost the 1st Test at Edgbaston by 31 runs.

Neither team have named their final XI, although 20-year-old batsman Ollie Pope will make his England debut. Bowling conditions should be favourable today, but there might only be an hour or two of play. Of the past 10 Tests at Lord's, only four have gone into a fifth day - against Sri Lanka in 2016, New Zealand in 2015, India and Sri Lanka in 2014.

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With Ben Stokes unavailable because of his court case, either Moeen Ali or Chris Woakes will take his place in the side and bat at No 7. India were the last Asian opponents whom England beat at Lord's in a Test back in 2011. However, the English weather dramatically changed on Thursday morning and continuous drizzle forced the officials to abandon the first day's play.

Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the Test match and that could mean an unchanged Indian seam attack.

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