Gautam Gambhir believes Lord’s Test can decide India’s fate in the series

Joe Root determined to remain grounded ahead of England’s latest Test

"When the wicket wears off, the spinners can come into play as well", Kohli said.

Early morning overcast skies in north London eventually gave way to gentle but persistent rain which was sufficient to ensure the pitch and square remained fully covered.

Joe Root's men, meanwhile, will hope to break England's winless jinx against Asian teams at the home of cricket. If the weathermen are right, the game should start on time on Friday and it's only on Monday again that there are chances of rain.

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.

The first day was completely washed out without even the toss happening as the covers were present on the ground throughout the day.

England Nets Session – Lord’s
Joe Root is still getting to grips with the England captaincy

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

Joe Root has confirmed that the 20-year-old debutant Ollie Pope will bat at No 4 in the second Test against India at Lord's today.

Hosts England lead the five-match series after their 31-run victory in the gripping first Test at Birmingham.

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

It seemed as if he would continue the trend when he told the media on the eve of the second Test that the team is tempted to play two spinners at Lord's. Coming to 2nd Test which is to be played at Lord's India will look to settle score and all eyes will be on skipper Kohli who is in unbelievable form.

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