Fantasy Cricket: Dream11 tips for 2nd Test-- England v India

Fantasy Cricket: Dream11 tips for 2nd Test-- England v India

Fantasy Cricket: Dream11 tips for 2nd Test-- England v India

And again before we could see the ultimate battle of Anderson v Kohli in these conditions at Lord's, the rain gods have their say.

After India's 31-run defeat to England in the first Test in Birmingham, former India batting greats and IndiaTV cricket experts Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag believe that the second Test, starting Thursday at Lord's, will be the best chance for the visitors to make a comeback in the five-match Test series.

With clouds expected to hang over the iconic cricket ground over the next few days, India may rethink their strategy of playing two spinners.

With day one a washout, England opted to bowl first on the second morning as play finally got underway and James Anderson made immediate inroads.

The last time a day's Test play was washed out completely at Lord's came 17 years ago when the scheduled opening day of the first Test against Pakistan was abandoned on 17 May 2001. He also amassed 9,779 runs in 211 ODIs at 58.2 and 2,102 runs at 48.8 in 62 T20Is.

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

Stokes took three wickets on Sunday's fourth and last day at Edgbaston, including the prize scalp of India captain Virat Kohli.

Bad weather set in and never cleared, allowing no opportunity even for the toss and announcement of teams to take place.

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