England vs India 2nd Test, Day 2: Play stopped due to rain

Shikhar Dhawan's form was in talks as he is out of form from a long time.

England are already leading the five-match series 1-0 having won a thrilling contest at Edgbaston by 31 runs.

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

The last time a day's Test play was washed out completely at Lord's came 17 years ago when the scheduled opening day of the first Test against Pakistan was abandoned on 17 May 2001. He said the 29-year-old Indian captain and his RCB teammate AB de Villiers had the best batting technique but as the South African cricketer was not playing Test cricket anymore Virat was now the best in the world. It has taken the Indian captain 37 games to play the same team in two back-to-back Test matches.

The wicket at Lord's wore a dry look in the lead up to the Test match due to the heat wave that had swept the city.

With clouds expected to hang over the iconic cricket ground over the next few days, India may rethink their strategy of playing two spinners.

Following a first-day washout and with more showers forecast at Lord's, England captain Joe Root put India into bat on an increasingly cloudy morning and a pitch still tinged with green. With Jasprit Bumrah not fit enough to take the field, the visiting team is likely to stick with the same bowling attack that played in Edgbaston.

Vanessa Coleman

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