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

Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh

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

And welcome to coverage of day two of the second Test at Lord's after Thursday's dreich and frustrating ordeal.

With clouds expected to hang over the iconic cricket ground over the next few days, India may rethink their strategy of playing two spinners.

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England captain Joe Root and India captain Virat Kohli. The weather is fine at the moment, so we should start on time - but the Met Office predicts rain, lots of rain, around lunchtime. 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.

Captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara are at the crease, with bth of them having scored one run each.

England will be without Ben Stokes at Lord's because of the all-rounder's ongoing trial for affray in Bristol.

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Joe Root has confirmed that the 20-year-old debutant Ollie Pope will bat at No 4 in the second Test against India at Lord's today.

Despite the issues with the batting order, Kohli remains upbeat about his team's chances of levelling the series when the match gets under way on Thursday.

Neither England nor India, who might also make changes, are obliged to confirm their teams until the toss takes place.

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