History made at Lord's as rain prevents play on day one

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Other former India internationals to ring the bell at a Lord's Test are Sunil Gavaskar, The Nawab of Pataudi Jr, Dilip Vengsarkar, Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev and Sourav Ganguly. James Anderson has the new Duke's, he will begin from the the pavilion end.

Showers rarely relented in north-west London on the opening day, with the umpires making their final decision at 4:50 p.m. (1550 GMT) local time.

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Sachin Tendulkar will ring the bell to signal five minutes before the start of play on Day One of the second England v India Specsavers Test match at Lord's on Thursday.

England captain Joe Root and India captain Virat Kohli. Incessant rain didn't allow any play and washed out the entire day without a ball being bowled at the historic venue.

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Twenty-year-old batsman Ollie Pope is expected to be given his England debut at number four after replacing Dawid Malan in the squad.

They have gone onto lose three Tests and managed to draw a couple of matches against Asian teams at the historic ground since then.

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

England have yet to decide whether Chris Woakes, a fellow pace-bowling all-rounder, or off-spinner Moeen Ali will replace Stokes.

Watch day two of the second Test between England and India, at Lord's, live on Sky Sports Cricket (channel 404) and Sky Sports Main Event (channel 401) from 10.30am on Friday.

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