India vs England (IND vs ENG) 2nd Test, Day 1,India openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul negotiated a tough opening spell against England’s seamers and reached 46/0 before more rain arrived to bring about an early lunch in the first day of the second test at Lord’s on Thursday. Earlier, England won the toss and chose to bowl first in the second Test against India at Lord’s on Thursday. The start of play was delayed 15 minutes because of some morning rain.
James Anderson, England’s record wicket taker, was declared fit. He joins Mark Wood and Ollie Robinson in a pace attack missing Stuart Broad, who is out of the series because of a torn calf muscle. In two changes higher up the order, Haseeb Hameed replaced Zak Crawley to bat at No. 3 and allrounder Moeen Ali came in for Dan Lawrence. India’s only change from the drawn first test saw seamer Ishant Sharma replace spinning allrounder Shardul Thakur, who is out with a hamstring injury. England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj