Early morning overcast skies in north London in the end gave solution to mild however continual rain which was once enough to verify the pitch and sq. remained absolutely lined.
The event were because of get started at 11:00 however with rain nonetheless falling and the skies above Lord’s an increasing number of darkish, the umpires referred to as it an afternoon at 4:50.
It was once the primary time an entire day’s Take a look at play in England were misplaced to unhealthy climate since August 24 2013 when the fourth day of the 5th Ashes conflict at The Oval was once deserted with no ball bowled.
The closing time an afternoon’s Take a look at play was once washed out utterly at Lord’s got here 17 years in the past when the scheduled opening day of the primary Take a look at in opposition to Pakistan was once deserted on Might 17 2001.
England lead the present five-match collection 1-Zero after a 31-run victory within the first Take a look at at Edgbaston closing week.
They’re going to, then again, make a minimum of two adjustments to their facet.
England captain Joe Root showed on Wednesday that Ollie Pope, a 20-year-old Surrey batsman, would make his Take a look at debut instead of the dropped Dawid Malan.
The hosts can be with out Ben Stokes, who took 3 wickets on Sunday’s fourth and ultimate day at Edgbaston, together with the prize scalp of India captain Virat Kohli, on account of the Durham all-rounder’s ongoing trial for affray in Bristol.
England haven’t begun to make a decision whether or not Chris Woakes, a fellow pace-bowling all-rounder, or off-spinner Moeen Ali will substitute Stokes.
Neither England nor India, who may additionally make adjustments, are obliged to substantiate their groups till the toss takes position.