India vs England, Lord's Test

India vs England, Lord's Test

Only four Tests between an Asian team and England have ended in draws.

After the best Test match in England for years, despite the rush to castigation on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, it's just our luck that the start of the second instalment will be delayed as this golden summer heat ends and Lord's reverts to its customary conditions when India visit. Stokes was the pick of the English bowlers in the first Test. It was overcast in Birmingham for the most part of the match and it has been raining in London since yesterday.

Meanwhile, the toss did not take place as Day 1 was washed off due to consistent drizzle.

That thought might well have changed now, given the weather conditions and forecast ahead.

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The hosts are leading the series 1-0, but will be without their marquee player Ben Stokes, who is busy with his hearing in court.

England: Joe Root (c), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Butter, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson. India, on the other hand, will want to add another spinner to the XI.

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.

Bowling coach Bharat Arun said in the press conference on Tuesday that playing an extra batsman would be a conservative move even though India's batting put up a miserable account of themselves at Edgbaston. They were looking forward to an exciting contest and also waiting for their team to produce a favourable result. In fact, an hour after the game was called off for the day, the sun peeped through the clouds for the first time.

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