LONDON (AP) — England has won the toss and chosen to bowl first against India on a wicket with a green tinge at Lord's in the second cricket test of a five-match series.
The toss was delayed by 24 hours as the opening day's play was wiped out by persistent rain. The rain is expected to return later Friday.
Despite winning the series opener at Edgbaston, England has made two changes. Twenty-year-old Ollie Pope makes his test debut replacing Dawid Malan at No. 4 in the host's batting lineup. Chris Woakes was preferred to Moeen Ali as a replacement for Ben Stokes, who is in court in Bristol.
India also made two changes. The experienced Cheteshwar Pujara replaces Shikhar Dhawan in India's top order, while left-arm bowler Kuldeep Yadav gives the team an extra spin option in place of paceman Umesh Yadav.
England took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series on Saturday with a 31-run victory in Birmingham.
England: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (captain), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
India: Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma.