The opening day of the second Test match between England and India at Lord’s was called off due to rain. Meanwhile, the hosts have a good record at the Mecca of Cricket when rain has played killjoy on the opening day of a Test match. Therefore, it is not good signs for India who are already trailing 1-0 in the five-match series.
England has won two matches and drawn three in the five matches when rain has played a spoilsport on the opening day of a Lord’s Test. Therefore, the home side can take more confidence from this statistics.
India will aim to bounce back.
Meanwhile, England’s record at home of cricket in the recent past hasn’t been impressive. The English side has lost three while they have drawn two against Asian teams in the last five appearances at the historic venue. England has lost two Test matches against Pakistan, one against India and they have drawn two against Sri Lanka.
India had won the Lord’s Test on the previous tour of 2014 and therefore the tourists will aim to replicate their performance at the same venue.
There is no doubt that the onus will be once again on Virat Kohli to deliver the goods. However, other batsmen must also pull up their socks and support their skipper. Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma had impressed with the ball in the first Test match for India.
On the other hand, 20-year old Sam Curran was the showstopper of the opening Test match at Edgbaston, Birmingham. The young lad scored 87 runs and took five wickets to help England draw first blood in the five-match series. Meanwhile, Ollie Pope will make his debut for England in the second Test.
Furthermore, it would be interesting to note the playing combination of team India at Lord’s.
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