England v India: Rain delays start of second Test at Lord's

England v India: Rain delays start of second Test at Lord's

Day 1 of India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's was washed out because of rain, but according to reports, India's playing XI has been leaked even before the toss happened. Murali Vijay has a new opening partner in KL Rahul.

The bell-ringers for the subsequent days of the Test match will be announced via the Lord's website each day.

It is the first time a whole Test match day has been lost to the weather at the home of cricket since May 2001, against Pakistan. Tendulkar took to Twitter to express his disappointment and wished good cricket over the next four days.

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We should find out what we need to know at approximately 10.30am local time, with play scheduled to start at 11.

Twenty-year-old batsman Ollie Pope is expected to be given his England debut at number four after replacing Dawid Malan in the squad.

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England will be without Ben Stokes at Lord's because of the all-rounder's ongoing trial for affray in Bristol. Virat Kohli and Co are now 0-1 down in the series and Gautam Gambhir, the Delhi-born cricketer, reckons that it will be extremely hard for India to make a comeback if they lose the upcoming match.

"When the wicket wears off, the spinners can come into play as well", Kohli said.

India have played 58 Tests on English soil, but could only win six of them.

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