India, England hope for clear skies

James Anderson and Virat Kohli enjoyed a battle in the opening Test

Showers are predicted during the day, but for now focus is on Cricket.

Lord's has suffered its first washout in 17 years as rain prevented any play between England and India on day one of the second Test.

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

Apart from the draws, Birmingham has been a happy venue for England, with the hosts having been victorious in the matches that have not ended as draws.

Weather Forecast Day 3: As it stands, Saturday looks all clear for a good game of cricket.

Thursday was the first time a full day's play has been lost at Lord's since the opening day of the first test against Pakistan in 2001.

Boris Johnson under mounting pressure to apologize for controversial burqa comments
They said: "We must not fall into the trap of shutting down the debate on hard subjects". If a woman wants to wear a burqa it is her right to do so.

Play was scheduled to start at 11:00 BST, but steady rain kept the covers on the pitch and prevented the toss at 10:30.

Snow in Sunny's way: Sunil Gavaskar bumps into England fast bowler John Snow while taking a single in the 1971 Test match.

Neither team have named their final XI, although 20-year-old batsman Ollie Pope will make his England debut.

However, they will have to do it without Edgbaston match-winner Ben Stokes, whose trial for affray is ongoing at Bristol Crown Court. The first Test was a thriller which ended as a nightmare for Kohli's team as Joe Root's men were too strong for India as they completed a 31-run win.

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

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