India, England hope for clear skies

MS Dhoni Virat Kohli

Early morning overcast skies in north London eventually gave way to gentle but persistent rain which was sufficient to ensure the pitch and square remained fully covered.

Joe Root's men, meanwhile, will hope to break England's winless jinx against Asian teams at the home of cricket.

The last time a day's Test play was washed out completely at Lord's came 17 years ago when the scheduled opening day of the first Test against Pakistan was abandoned on 17 May 2001.

As per the latest reports, England started the day on a very good note as hosts managed to dismiss 2 Indian batsmen- Murali Vijay (00) and KL Rahul (08) for just 11 runs in 6.3 overs and the play has been interrupted by rain once again.

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The tourists made two changes in a series they trail 1-0 after England won a thrilling first match of five by 31 runs at Edgbaston.

They will, however, make at least two changes to their side.

According to the images of the team-sheet circulating on social media, England are set to replace Ben Stokes with Chris Woakes as the Rajasthan Royals all-rounder misses out due to his ongoing affray trail. 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.

India have chose to play Kuldeep Yadav alongside Ravichandran Ashwin.

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