Rain washes out entire first day of Lord’s Test
The play was called off at 4.50 pm local time without a single ball being bowled.
Finally, 45 minutes after the ‘tea break’, the umpires inspected conditions twice before declaring no play was possible today.
A few players, including Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings, did make their way to the indoor nets to pass time.
As the scheduled tea break came over, there was some weather clearance in the distance and the rain did slow down. The umpires came out and had a chat with the ground staff as well, who were regularly cleaning off water from the covers.
England are leading the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Birmingham by 31 runs.
England did name a first 12 on Wednesday, with 20-year-old Olliver Pope waiting to make his Test debut. India have not announced their playing XI but skipper Virat Kohli had said that he was tempted to play a second spinner.
That thought might well have changed now, given the weather conditions and forecast ahead.(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)