Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

England v India: James Anderson strikes twice before rain returns at Lord's

England v India: James Anderson strikes twice before rain returns at Lord's

Umpires hurry everyone off the field.

Sachin Tendulkar will ring the bell to signal five minutes before the start of play on Day One of the second England v India Specsavers Test match at Lord's on Thursday.

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

What are the squads of India vs England second Test match? The weather is fine at the moment, so we should start on time - but the Met Office predicts rain, lots of rain, around lunchtime.

Captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara are at the crease, with bth of them having scored one run each.

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Captain Joe Root had earlier confirmed that the hosts will hand a maiden Test cap to young Ollie Pope, who replaces Dawid Malan. Bowling conditions should be favourable today, but there might only be an hour or two of play.

Stokes took three wickets on Sunday's fourth and last day at Edgbaston, including the prize scalp of India captain Virat Kohli.

Despite the issues with the batting order, Kohli remains upbeat about his team's chances of levelling the series when the match gets under way on Thursday.

Charlie Morgan will be here from 10.30am to take you through the toss, the naming of the XIs and a whole day's play in what began as a chilly but bright morning in London.

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