Rain washes out opening day of Lords test
LONDON: Rain completely washed out the first day of the second test between England and India at Lord's on Thursday.
England lead the series 1-0 after a thrilling 31-run victory at Edgbaston.
Steady rain forced the covers to be on all day and although a spell of dry weather in mid-afternoon raised hopes of some play, the bad weather returned to ensure a frustrating day for both teams.
There has been no toss and neither side has named a team.
Twenty-year-old batsman Ollie Pope is expected to be given his England debut at number four after replacing Dawid Malan in the squad.
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.