The stage looks set for the first Test between India and England but it seems like the rain gods have another plan in their mind. Forecasts have predicted that heavy rain is headed to intrude in play on the first day at the Lord's cricket ground.
Reports suggest that there is a 40 per cent chance of rain playing spoilsport in the 2000th international Test match. The match is also the 100th match between India and England.
Apart from consuming playing time, batting conditions may also become tougher if the English seamers can make the most of the overcast conditions. Sunday, which is the fourth day of the match, is also due to see some rain.
Tough batting conditions could be crucial to England's chances who rely heavily on their bowling as against the Indian contingent, which is essentially circled around their batting. India are expected to open the side with newcomer Abhinav Mukund and rain may just be enough to put them off their game plan.