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Rain returns to delay scheduled start

10 August, 2018, 14:55 | Author: Delia Walker
  • Virat Kohli says he doesn't care who performs best for India as long as the team winMore

Day two of the second England-India Test match was halted due to rain on Friday after just 39 balls into the day. He also amassed 9,779 runs in 211 ODIs at 58.2 and 2,102 runs at 48.8 in 62 T20Is.

WICKET! Anderson strikes again, as he dismisses KL Rahul for eight runs courtesy a catch by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow. That said, given the nature of the pitch at Lord's and England spin troubles, the visitors might play Kuldeep Yadav alongside Ashwin.

The clear blue of Wednesday turned into a bleak grey on Thursday morning and what started off as a light drizzle turned into a strong shower later in the afternoon to pour cold water on whatever chances there were of the second Test match between India and England starting off.

The last time a day's Test play was washed out completely at Lord's came 17 years ago when the scheduled opening day of the first Test against Pakistan was abandoned on 17 May 2001.




Joe Root's men, meanwhile, will hope to break England's winless jinx against Asian teams at the home of cricket.

Kohli & Root- The two skippers are going to be the most important batsmen and even in fantasy cricket, they need to fit in all teams.

Captain Kohli hasn't played the same XI in successive Tests for 36 matches, dating back to the 2014 Adelaide Test in which he led India in whites for the first time in his career.

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