"This Test is the most important match in the series".
Worst yet to come: David Gower looks dejected after losing the Lord's Test to India in 1986.
Day 1 of India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's was washed out because of rain, but according to reports, India's playing XI has been leaked even before the toss happened.
The ringing of the five-minute bell at a Lord's Test by an worldwide cricketer, administrator or well-known enthusiast of the sport is a recent tradition introduced in 2007.
England captain Joe Root and India captain Virat Kohli.
The weather forecast appears better for Friday with play set to start at the usual time of 11 a.m., and an extra 30 minutes allowed at the end of the day.
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It is the first time a whole Test match day has been lost to the weather at the home of cricket since May 2001, against Pakistan.
England lead the five-match series 1-0 after a thrilling 31-run win at Edgbaston.
However, they will have to do it without Edgbaston match-winner Ben Stokes, whose trial for affray is ongoing at Bristol Crown Court.
Showers are forecast for much of the day.
England have yet to decide whether Chris Woakes, a fellow pace-bowling all-rounder, or off-spinner Moeen Ali will replace Stokes.
England selected seamer Chris Woakes ahead of second spinner Moeen Ali for the delayed start of the second Test against India, and chose to bowl first.