England skipper Joe Root had earlier announced a 12-man squad for Lord's Test. In fact, an hour after the game was called off for the day, the sun peeped through the clouds for the first time.
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Captain Kohli hasn't played the same XI in successive Tests for 36 matches, dating back to the 2014 Adelaide Test in which he led India in whites for the first time in his career.
As per the latest reports, England started the day on a very good note as hosts managed to dismiss 2 Indian batsmen- Murali Vijay (00) and KL Rahul (08) for just 11 runs in 6.3 overs and the play has been interrupted by rain once again.
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If the leaked team-sheet proves authentic, then Kohli and the team management have opted to field the same playing XI that had lost the first Test of the five-match series at Edgbaston last week.
England will be without Ben Stokes at Lord's because of the all-rounder's ongoing trial for affray in Bristol. He said the 29-year-old Indian captain and his RCB teammate AB de Villiers had the best batting technique but as the South African cricketer was not playing Test cricket anymore Virat was now the best in the world.
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Toss is yet to take place and so we are still unaware of the playing XI of both the teams.