India vs England 2nd Test Day 1 live updates


But Arun said Jasprit Bumrah was "out of contention", the paceman still sidelined after missing the first Test with the broken thumb he suffered during a T20 worldwide against Ireland in June. It's always a special occasion for these players to play at Lord's and the last time India played a Test match, they went onto win it. England now leads the series 1-0 after the win at Edgbaston, Birmingham last week. India need to think about a second spinner at Lord's. The fact that the wicket at Lord's has seen the constant sun over the last few months and has become dry and hard is what has made pundits mull over the inclusion of another spinner in the side.

"It's a good choice, a tough one too", Bharat Arun, India's bowling coach, told reporters at Lord's on Tuesday.

England, on the other hand, face similar issues in their batting department. They were reduced to 80 for seven in the second innings before young all-rounder Sam Curran's attacking 63 rescued them as they reached 180.

It will be interesting to see who England will turn to in the absence of Stokes.

"We really need to look at any change in strategy, depending on the wicket".

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Chris Woakes is expected to replace allrounder Ben Stokes, who is standing trial in Bristol on a charge of affray. Sam Curran, 20, fired a run-a-ball half-century to help England to a competitive total before the Indian batsmen collapsed chasing a target of 194 runs.

India have only managed to register two Test wins over England at Lord's (D4 L11); one of those came last time out (2014) whilst the first occasion (1986) saw Dilip Vengsarkar score his third Test century at the venue, a feat that is yet to be matched by an overseas batsman.

Will it be another one-man show or will the Indian batsmen put up an improved performance?

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant, Karun Nair, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.