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

India's captain Virat Kohli chats with India's MS Dhoni during the One Day International

India's captain Virat Kohli chats with India's MS Dhoni during the One Day International

Latest updates: Still some serious movement on offer for the bowlers as Broad seams it around.

Day two of the second England-India Test match was halted due to rain on Friday after just 39 balls into the day.

Showers are forecast for much of the day.


If the leaked image turns out to be true, this will be the first time under Virat Kohli that India will be having the same playing XI in successive Tests.

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

Play was scheduled to start at 11:00 BST, but steady rain kept the covers on the pitch and prevented the toss at 10:30.


If the leaked team-sheet proves authentic, then Kohli and the team management have opted to field the same playing XI that had lost the first Test of the five-match series at Edgbaston last week.

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

Captain Joe Root had earlier confirmed that the hosts will hand a maiden Test cap to young Ollie Pope, who replaces Dawid Malan. The former India star is the leading Test and ODI run-scorer of all time, and is widely regarded as one of the game's greatest-ever batsmen.


Stokes took three wickets on Sunday's fourth and last day at Edgbaston, including the prize scalp of India captain Virat Kohli. That win inspired him to want to play for India.

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