Gautam Gambhir believes Lord’s Test can decide India’s fate in the series

Ben Stokes and Trevor Bayliss

Ben Stokes and Trevor Bayliss

Showers are forecast for much of the day.

As England and India clash at Lord's Cricket Ground today, MiD DAY brings you the most amusing, unusual and controversial events at the hallowed venue.

Cheteshwar Pujara returned, with opener Shikhar Dhawan dropped and KL Rahul promoted to partner Murali Vijay.

Nothing doing: Rain clouds hang above the pitch at Lord's.

England captain Joe Root and India captain Virat Kohli. The play was called off at 4.50 pm local time without a single ball being bowled.

In 1990, Tendulkar's first Test match against England came at Lord's, and he was made an Honorary Life Member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in 2010.

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Officials later confirmed they would look to conduct the toss at 10:30am on Friday, with a view to an 11:00am start and that 98 overs, rather than the standard 90, would be scheduled for the second day in a bid to make-up lost playing time.

Snow in Sunny's way: Sunil Gavaskar bumps into England fast bowler John Snow while taking a single in the 1971 Test match.

They will, however, make at least two changes to their side.

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

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

India have played 58 Tests on English soil, but could only win six of them.

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