No play on Day 1 of second Test due to rain

Florence Fletcher
August 10, 2018

The last time India played England in a Test match at Lord's in 2014, it was a happy hunting ground for MS Dhoni's men as they clinched the country's first win at the home of cricket in 28 years.

Asian teams enjoy a healthy record at the Lord's.

After the Indian team lost the first Test in Birmingham a lot was is at stake for them as the attention moves to London. The wicket looks dry but the slight drizzle and the overcast conditions will offer some assistance to the bowlers.

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England are leading the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Birmingham by 31 runs. Pacer Chris Woakes was drafted into the squad as Stokes' replacement. You can also follow our live blog for ball-by-ball updates and analysis on cricketnext.com.Pope, who is just 20, will slot in at number four for England, as a direct replacement for Dawid Malan, despite not batting there for his county Surrey - a decision that has anxious some, but not Root."I know that might be seen as quite a big jump", said Root.

Will it be another one-man show or will the Indian batsmen put up an improved performance? He smashed his first Test century (149) in the first innings and a 51 in the second innings as wickets kept tumbling at the other end. We know that Fifties throwback Ollie Pope will make his debut today but have yet to be informed whether Moeen Ali is back in the side after four Tests out or Chris Woakes returns after missing Edgbaston.

R Ashwin's performances (7 for 121) at Edgbaston may have tempted India to play an extra spinner in Kuldeep Yadav or Ravindra Jadeja but the team management is expected to take a call based on the weather.

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