Indian playing XI for the second Test leaked

Cheteshwar Pujara returned, with opener Shikhar Dhawan dropped and KL Rahul promoted to partner Murali Vijay.

Virat Kohli came to the crease under heavy rain, and had to face up to two deliveries - playing and missing at another beauty from Anderson first up - before play was stopped.

From making his debut for India U-19 against Sri Lanka U-19 in a youth Test, to taking a wicket in his very first over of that match, it has been an exciting time for Arjun Tendulkar recently.

Day 1 of India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's was washed out because of rain, but according to reports, India's playing XI has been leaked even before the toss happened.

Captain Joe Root had earlier confirmed that the hosts will hand a maiden Test cap to young Ollie Pope, who replaces Dawid Malan.

England lead the five-match series 1-0 after their thrilling 31-run win at Edgbaston last weekend.

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

Check out the photos here: Is this India's playing XI for the Lord's Test?

It has taken the Indian captain 37 games to play the same team in two back-to-back Test matches.

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.

Vanessa Coleman

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