Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

England v India: second Test, day two

England v India: second Test, day two

Pope will become the fourth player under 21 to represent England in Test cricket this year, following Mason Crane, Dominic Bess and Sam Curran.

Other former India internationals to ring the bell at a Lord's Test are Sunil Gavaskar, The Nawab of Pataudi Jr, Dilip Vengsarkar, Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev and Sourav Ganguly.

England captain Joe Root and India captain Virat Kohli.

Day 2 of the second Test between India and England will start at 3.30pm IST.

In the Edgbaston Test, it was mostly a one-man show as the 29-year-old Kohli scored 200 runs out of India's 436 in the two innings combined.

And welcome to coverage of day two of the second Test at Lord's after Thursday's dreich and frustrating ordeal.

Showers rarely relented in north-west London on the opening day, with the umpires making their final decision at 4:50 p.m. (1550 GMT) local time.

After the best Test match in England for years, despite the rush to castigation on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, the weather may ensure that we are in for another adrenaline-fuelled nipper.

Neither England nor India, who might also make changes, are obliged to confirm their teams until the toss takes place.

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

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

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