England v India: Rain delays start of second Test at Lord's

England hopes Curran can carry-on against India

Rain meant there was no play on the first day of the second Test between England and India at Lord's on Thursday.

Under-pressure batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who returned to the XI at the expense of Shikhar Dhawan, was also tested early by Anderson and Stuart Broad, but it was the tentative-looking Rahul who had to depart next.

India captain Virat Kohli may field the same playing XI for two consecutive Test matches for the first time since he took over as captain in the longer formats in 2014.

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

England will be without Ben Stokes at Lord's because of the all-rounder's ongoing trial for affray in Bristol.

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.

From making his debut for India U-19 against Sri Lanka U-19 in a youth Test, to taking a wicket in his very first over of that match, it has been an exciting time for Arjun Tendulkar recently.

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.

With clouds expected to hang over the iconic cricket ground over the next few days, India may rethink their strategy of playing two spinners.

Showers are forecast for much of the day.

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