Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

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

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

For India, Cheteshwar Pujara again failed to find a place while England have opted for fast bowler Chris Woakes over Moeen Ali.

India captain Virat Kohli may field the same playing XI for two consecutive Test matches for the first time since he took over as captain in the longer formats in 2014.

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.

England lead the current five-match series 1-0 after a 31-run victory in the first Test at Edgbaston last week.

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

In 1990, Tendulkar's first Test match against England came at Lord's, and he was made an Honorary Life Member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in 2010. India were the last Asian opponents whom England beat at Lord's in a Test back in 2011.

"This Test is the most important match in the series".

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.

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