History made at Lord's as rain prevents play on day one

Watch day two of the second Test between England and India, at Lord's, live on Sky Sports Cricket (channel 404) and Sky Sports Main Event (channel 401) from 10.30am on Friday. Virat Kohli's team will want to level the series 1-1 before they concede too big a lead.

Sachin Tendulkar will ring the bell to signal five minutes before the start of play on Day One of the second England v India Specsavers Test match at Lord's on Thursday.

The English summer was at its peak, the sun was beating down hard all this while but come the Test series and the clouds are out.

#Slight drizzle has delayed the toss.

The conditions have prompted the Indian camp to rethink their bowling strategy and find a combination to go with. England had a forced change as Ben Stokes is busy with his court hearing and unavailable for the game while middle-order batsman Dawid Malan was dropped following a poor show at Edgbaston.

England: Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Moeen Ali.

India: Virat Kohli (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah.

The players did not even step out for warm-ups due to the rain, lashing the city of London since last night. They can also be made captains. The only positive here is that the forecast is better for tomorrow, the next three days in fact.

  • Rosalie Stanley