Second Test, Day two

India vs England 2nd Test Day 2 Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane in action at Lord's

Running as quick as ever, trying to remain very positive with couple of braces in the over. But Thursday's rain might just have altered the dynamics of this Test match.

Only four days are left in the yet-to-start second Test between England and India at Lord's Cricket Ground here, and the players and fans will hope that the rain Gods stay away on day two on Friday.

It was the first time a whole day's Test play in England had been lost to bad weather since 24 August 2013 when the fourth day of the fifth Ashes clash at The Oval was abandoned without a ball bowled.

England captain Joe Root and India captain Virat Kohli.

However, they will have to do it without Edgbaston match-winner Ben Stokes, whose trial for affray is ongoing at Bristol Crown Court.

Captain Joe Root had earlier confirmed that the hosts will hand a maiden Test cap to young Ollie Pope, who replaces Dawid Malan.

If the leaked image turns out to be true, this will be the first time under Virat Kohli that India will be having the same playing XI in successive Tests.

India are trailing England 1-0 after going down by 31 runs in the first match of the series.

Addressing the media at the press conference before the match, Kohli admitted that it is tempting him to play two spinners on this wicket but the rains would have surely made the Indian captain change his mind.