Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

No play on Day 1 of second Test due to rain

No play on Day 1 of second Test due to rain

Lord's, a day out from the second Test of this England v India series, is a sea of activity.

Also, actor Ranveer Singh was spotted at the ground in a red blazer teamed with a yellow waistcoat and a blue shirt with dashing black shades to go with it.

The first day of the second Test between India and England at Lord's was washed out due to incessant rain, much to the disappointment of fans who had braved the weather conditions. "But he's obviously an exciting talent and, with the guys around him, I think he fits nicely into that position in our team".

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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# The last time India played a Test match at Lord's, they had topped England to win the second Test by 95 runs in the 2014 Test tour.

Chris Woakes will come in if England opt for a further seam option, while Moeen Ali will play if the hosts plump for two spinners.

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

Drizzle fell in London throughout the day with play finally called off shortly before 4.50pm with the 6pm cut-off for play to start quickly approaching. Those are both facts that they will be keen to turn around - whether they are able to remains an altogether different prospect.India were able to initiate batting collapses in both innings at Edgbaston and will have high hopes of doing so again here at Lord's against an England batting card that remains for whatever reason exceptionally brittle. The remaining four days will see 96 overs each to make up for the lost time.

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