The weather gods intervened and chose to play the spoilsport on the opening day of the second cricket Test between India and England at the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground on Thursday. Tendulkar took to Twitter to express his disappointment and wished good cricket over the next four days.
England captain Joe Root and India captain Virat Kohli. The first day of the Lord's Test was a washout, and it gives me precisely 0.00 per cent pleasure to tell you today's forecast isn't much better.
The match had been due to start at 11:00am local time (1000 GMT) but with rain still falling and the skies above Lord's increasingly dark, the umpires called it a day at 4:50pm (1550 GMT).
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. Virat Kohli and Co are now 0-1 down in the series and Gautam Gambhir, the Delhi-born cricketer, reckons that it will be extremely hard for India to make a comeback if they lose the upcoming match.More news: Trump attacks report that he’s anxious about son’s exposure to Mueller inquiry
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What are the team squads for England vs India Test match?
They will, however, make at least two changes to their side.
With the rain never stopping long enough for the toss to take place, both England and India have still to name their starting XI.
Twenty-year-old batsman Ollie Pope is expected to be given his England debut at number four after replacing Dawid Malan in the squad. Moeen Ali could get a chance in Stokes's absence.