First day of second Test between England and India abandoned at Lord's

A superlative batting effort saw Virat Kohli surpass Steve Smith at the top of the ICC Test rankings

A superlative batting effort saw Virat Kohli surpass Steve Smith at the top of the ICC Test rankings

Lord's has suffered its first washout in 17 years as rain prevented any play between England and India on day one of the second Test. Even after lunch, there was no respite from the rain and it went on throughout the afternoon.

They have gone onto lose three Tests and managed to draw a couple of matches against Asian teams at the historic ground since then. "The weather will be conducive for swing bowling and I don't think the second spinner will be an option", former India offie Harbhajan Singh, who is doing commentary for Sky Sports, told TOI.

The forecast for the next two days (Saturday and Sunday) is much better and we can expect full 90 overs on both days.

With the rain never stopping long enough for the toss to take place, both England and India have still to name their starting XI.

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After India's struggles with the bat in the series opener, Cheteshwar Pujara could be recalled to the team to provide greater solidity at the top of the order.

It is the first time a whole Test match day has been lost to the weather at the home of cricket since May 2001, against Pakistan. Virat Kohli and Co are now 0-1 down in the series and Gautam Gambhir, the Delhi-born cricketer, reckons that it will be extremely hard for India to make a comeback if they lose the upcoming match.

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