England v India: James Anderson strikes twice before rain returns at Lord's

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But Thursday's rain might just have altered the dynamics of this Test match.

WICKET! Anderson strikes again, as he dismisses KL Rahul for eight runs courtesy a catch by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.

Anderson started off with some outswingers that weren't troubling Vijay outside the offstump but the veteran was quick to readjust his line and bowl one on off and middle which swung away a touch to hit timber. Not the start India would have wanted.

Kohli blasted 149 and 51 runs in the first and second innings against England in the opening Test to become the seventh India batsman and the first since Sachin Tendulkar (in June 2011) to top the ICC rankings for Test batsmen.

Bad weather set in and never cleared, allowing no opportunity even for the toss and announcement of teams to take place.

England captain Joe Root and India captain Virat Kohli. However, the English weather dramatically changed on Thursday morning and continuous drizzle forced the officials to abandon the first day's play.

If the leaked image turns out to be true, this will be the first time under Virat Kohli that India will be having the same playing XI in successive Tests. The last time India played at Lord's in 2014, they won the match against England, riding on some fine bowling performance from pacer Ishant Sharma.

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