Second Test, Day two

Leaked Indian XI: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, R Ashwin, Hardik pandya, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.

England reduced India to 11-2 early on day two of the second Test at Lord's before the rain returned, taking the players off after 6.3 overs.

Chris Woakes is expected to replace all-rounder Ben Stokes, who is standing trial in Bristol on a charge of affray.

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.

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

The famous mood swings of the London sky have been on display over the last three days - just that the one on Thursday cost us a day of a Test match. It has taken the Indian captain 37 games to play the same team in two back-to-back Test matches.

Nothing doing: Rain clouds hang above the pitch at Lord's.

It was the first time a whole day's Test play in England had been lost to bad weather since 24 August 2013 when the fourth day of the fifth Ashes clash at The Oval was abandoned without a ball bowled. 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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