The highly anticipated game at Lord’s has been cut short to four days after incessant rain spoiled the first day of England vs India Test in London. Meanwhile, an interesting stat reveals some goods news for English camp while Indians are on the other side of the table.
India is already down with 1-0 after the loss at Edgbaston and now, the rain on opening day at Lord’s is indicating another bad sign. However, of late, India made the habit of breaking those jinx.
England never lost a game at Lord’s after 1st day being washed out:
As per the record books, the hosts, England had always yielded fruitful results when the first day at Lords was washed out. There were five instances in cricket when the rain forced the official’s to abandon the first day of Lord’s Test.
Out of all those five occasions, England managed to seal two victories under its belt. Moreover, three games ended with no result.
With India already losing a point, either a draw or win for the hosts will put the Indians in a bowl of soup. However, the visitors will go into the game with the positive energy of winning the last Test when they played at Lord’s in 2014.
India determined to make a comeback in the series:
After the setback at Edgbaston, Indian would like to register a strong comeback in the series. Though they gave a robust fight in the first Test. Well, it looked more like one man show as far as their batting is concerned.
England Vs India at Lord’s – a high-octane clash for the spectators
The wicket at Lord’s will also demand the change in the team composition as well. Recently, the bowling coach, Bharat Arun hinted five bowlers in the side rather than adding an extra batsman. Few players fortune will also rely on the team combinations.
Meanwhile, the vice-captain, Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma have a lot on their shoulders to make their way to Lord’s. They both bamboozled the opposition when India toured Lord’s four years ago.
However, it would be interesting to see how the things would pan out for India at Lord’s. Meanwhile, both the sides got an extra day to figure out their playing XI as per the conditions.