Second Test, Day two

Second Test, Day two

Second Test, Day two

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

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

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.

Captain Joe Root had earlier confirmed that the hosts will hand a maiden Test cap to young Ollie Pope, who replaces Dawid Malan.

England lead the current five-match series 1-0 after a 31-run victory in the first Test at Edgbaston last week.

However, they will have to do it without Edgbaston match-winner Ben Stokes, whose trial for affray is ongoing at Bristol Crown Court. He said the 29-year-old Indian captain and his RCB teammate AB de Villiers had the best batting technique but as the South African cricketer was not playing Test cricket anymore Virat was now the best in the world.

If the leaked image turns out to be true, this will be the first time under Virat Kohli that India will be having the same playing XI in successive Tests. The match was scheduled to start from Thursday but due to rain the first day of the match was washed out.

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

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