Leicestershire v Indians, Leicester, 2nd day June 27, 2014

Persistent showers force abandonment

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Indians 333 for 4 (Dhawan 60*, Pujara 57, Gambhir 54) v Leicestershire
Scorecard

Showers that began the previous night and persisted through Friday morning and afternoon ended any chance of play on the second day of the Indians' warm-up match against Leicestershire. The umpires were meant to carry out an inspection at half past two in the afternoon, but their decision was made easier by the rain, which came down strongly, having stopped for an hour-long interval around lunch.

The covers had not been removed from overnight with the incessant drizzle dampening one of the largest outfields in cricket while causing large puddles to form across the covers that the groundstaff worked hard to clear but in vain. Incidentally the BCCI twitter even tweeted a premature message an hour before lunch: "Second day's play of the warm-up between Leicestershire and Indians has been called off due to rain."

Having managed quality batting time the Indians did not seem overly bothered. The visitors came to the ground at noon before heading to the indoor nets where they trained under the watchful eye of their coach Duncan Fletcher.

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • brokeneffingarm on June 28, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    Indian bowling cant be that bad....they probably bowled for the first time in a month or so.I am pretty sure that they would come up with a better (if not good ) show against the englishmen.

  • sachin_ten_fan on June 28, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    As Dravid pointed out before, Indians should take these 2 game seriously. Batsmen seem to have done that by being patient, but bowlers had different ideas and what was Pujara doing bowling an over? We Indians lack mental strength, they need to learn from the Srilankans who have done something extraordinary last week.

  • on June 28, 2014, 17:36 GMT

    even english county batsmen were retied hurt.... no one will play for english test team from this county team but still getting retired. 10 bowlers so far and dhoni is tring to find a wicket taking bowler yet

  • on June 28, 2014, 17:27 GMT

    We couldn't restrict the batting line up of the weakest county from taking a lead, how can we even dream of beating England in England. This is going to be a very long and tough tour for us.

  • on June 28, 2014, 17:21 GMT

    @arun Bose lol it's a good tactic :P almost look's like a chess game

  • on June 28, 2014, 17:19 GMT

    today indians showed that they have worst bowling attack.nternational teams should raise their standards.

  • on June 28, 2014, 17:18 GMT

    Hmm right now none of the Indian bowlers look threatening...and the batsmen have fared well on aflat track against a third class bowling attack...India need to play only these 11 in the next practice and the first Tests: 1.Ajinkya Rahane 2.Gautam Gambhir 3.Cheteshwar Pujara 4.Virat Kohli 5.Rohit Sharma 6.Stuart Binny 7.MS Dhoni (c) (wk) 8.Ravichandran Ashwin 9.Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10.Mohammed Shami 11.Varun Aaron ( or Pankaj Singh, depending on whoever does better in the next practice) 12th man:

  • cric1965 on June 28, 2014, 17:17 GMT

    England test record in India -Played 14 series, won 5-1933,1976,1980,1984,2012 lost-6, Draw-3 Match wise Played-54 ,won 13 -Winning percentage- 24% lost 15 draw-26 India test record in England Played-16 series won 3-1971,1986,2007 lost-12, draw-1 Match wise Played-52 won-5 - winning a single test match percentage -9.6% lost-27, draw-20 Total series results- played-29 INDIA WON 9, England WON-16 DRAW-4 Total matches- Played106 INDIA WON-20 ENGLAND WON 40 DRAW-46

    INDIA WASP IN ENGLAND -9.6% Can new IPL friendly bunch change this statistics? Will wait and see

  • SchoolGirlCricketCaptain on June 28, 2014, 17:04 GMT

    England 5 - 0 India. 5 English double 100s and 10 more 100s on the cards... expecting England to declare their 1st Innings in all 5 tests with mammoth scores. Cook, Root, Bell, and the rest must already be licking their lips on their prospects against those spineless bowlers with zero penetration.

  • on June 28, 2014, 17:03 GMT

    Ishant Sharma has taken two wickets despite going for runs...

  • brokeneffingarm on June 28, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    Indian bowling cant be that bad....they probably bowled for the first time in a month or so.I am pretty sure that they would come up with a better (if not good ) show against the englishmen.

  • sachin_ten_fan on June 28, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    As Dravid pointed out before, Indians should take these 2 game seriously. Batsmen seem to have done that by being patient, but bowlers had different ideas and what was Pujara doing bowling an over? We Indians lack mental strength, they need to learn from the Srilankans who have done something extraordinary last week.

  • on June 28, 2014, 17:36 GMT

    even english county batsmen were retied hurt.... no one will play for english test team from this county team but still getting retired. 10 bowlers so far and dhoni is tring to find a wicket taking bowler yet

  • on June 28, 2014, 17:27 GMT

    We couldn't restrict the batting line up of the weakest county from taking a lead, how can we even dream of beating England in England. This is going to be a very long and tough tour for us.

  • on June 28, 2014, 17:21 GMT

    @arun Bose lol it's a good tactic :P almost look's like a chess game

  • on June 28, 2014, 17:19 GMT

    today indians showed that they have worst bowling attack.nternational teams should raise their standards.

  • on June 28, 2014, 17:18 GMT

    Hmm right now none of the Indian bowlers look threatening...and the batsmen have fared well on aflat track against a third class bowling attack...India need to play only these 11 in the next practice and the first Tests: 1.Ajinkya Rahane 2.Gautam Gambhir 3.Cheteshwar Pujara 4.Virat Kohli 5.Rohit Sharma 6.Stuart Binny 7.MS Dhoni (c) (wk) 8.Ravichandran Ashwin 9.Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10.Mohammed Shami 11.Varun Aaron ( or Pankaj Singh, depending on whoever does better in the next practice) 12th man:

  • cric1965 on June 28, 2014, 17:17 GMT

    England test record in India -Played 14 series, won 5-1933,1976,1980,1984,2012 lost-6, Draw-3 Match wise Played-54 ,won 13 -Winning percentage- 24% lost 15 draw-26 India test record in England Played-16 series won 3-1971,1986,2007 lost-12, draw-1 Match wise Played-52 won-5 - winning a single test match percentage -9.6% lost-27, draw-20 Total series results- played-29 INDIA WON 9, England WON-16 DRAW-4 Total matches- Played106 INDIA WON-20 ENGLAND WON 40 DRAW-46

    INDIA WASP IN ENGLAND -9.6% Can new IPL friendly bunch change this statistics? Will wait and see

  • SchoolGirlCricketCaptain on June 28, 2014, 17:04 GMT

    England 5 - 0 India. 5 English double 100s and 10 more 100s on the cards... expecting England to declare their 1st Innings in all 5 tests with mammoth scores. Cook, Root, Bell, and the rest must already be licking their lips on their prospects against those spineless bowlers with zero penetration.

  • on June 28, 2014, 17:03 GMT

    Ishant Sharma has taken two wickets despite going for runs...

  • glen1 on June 28, 2014, 16:50 GMT

    These pitches are prepared to demoraliize the opposition bowlers. Despite that, the team management should play Pankaj, Shami, Kumar and Ashwin. Binny should be the allrounder instead of Jadega. The five batsmen should be Pujara, Kohli, Rahane, Dhawan, Ghambir, Dhoni in the order of utility; hopefully Dhoni will be a playing captain.

  • kumarcoolbuddy on June 28, 2014, 16:47 GMT

    I know ENG supporters are very eager to criticize Indian team but I am only surprised at why ENG supporters are not commenting on why practice matches are played on these kind of flat pitches.

  • KKIRANK61 on June 28, 2014, 16:46 GMT

    there should have been 4 day matches not three. 4 inngs in 4 days.

  • kumarcoolbuddy on June 28, 2014, 16:41 GMT

    I think all Indian team need to do is get used to the weather and that is the most they can do on these kind of flat pitches. They shouldn't lose the confidence after playing on these pitches. I am sure ENG has already started preparing for mind games being very desperate to win the series. I strongly feel Indian team can perform well against this ENG team but that is possible only if they don't lose the confidence or become victims of stupid mind games. I know how ENG behaved with SL recently and SL did a good job by not molding to their mind games. I am also curious to see how this old Micheal Vaughan plays his part.

  • on June 28, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    Without visuals it is difficult to say what the hell is going on with our Indian bowlers. The adjustments are needed, FIRST for the English conditions; and THEN for the test match format.

    It doesn't seem to be the problems from coming straight from the T-20 IPL mode!

    If you are not a penetrative bowler, the only thing you can do is line & length bowling. But, the effective line & length in England is different from what works in the sub-continental conditions. Hopefully, they will get it right by the time the first test starts. I wish, they had taken Zak, as part of the support staff, to advise the youngsters. Ishant, the supposed to be the senior most among them just can't do it. He himself needs help.

  • MiddleStump on June 28, 2014, 15:56 GMT

    Yes guys, relax. It is only a practice match. England need not panic at the sight of the mighty bowling attack. They will not lose a wicket before scoring 250 runs as Leicestershire did today.

  • Coolcapricorn on June 28, 2014, 15:44 GMT

    Leicestershire CCC are languishing at the bottom of the county circuit here in England & if our bowling is struggling against this county outfit, then God help us!

  • priceless1 on June 28, 2014, 15:39 GMT

    249/1 , this must be embarrassing for the Indians :D

  • on June 28, 2014, 15:29 GMT

    This is a practice match, It doesn't matter much and still there's one more practice match..They need to acclimatise to the conditions first..

  • WonkyBail on June 28, 2014, 15:22 GMT

    Arun Bose on (June 28, 2014, 14:25 GMT) Presumably you are being ironic, I do think the Indian batsmen will do ok but the bowling! This is a effectively a 2nd team of the bottom placed county in the 2nd division. England are in transition and Cook is a poor captain but I can't see India taking 20 wickets in any test.

  • on June 28, 2014, 15:19 GMT

    India bowler have to take it easy Many no balls have been bowled Pankaj has to be picked and should allowed to bowl long spell next practice match Bhuvi pandey binny should be test with new ball next match

    I hope we win the toss and bowl first next match

  • ladycricfan on June 28, 2014, 15:19 GMT

    This pitch is too flat. Only two Indian batsmen got out. Leicester lost only one. If this kind of pitches are prepared for the test matches we will have high scoring draws only. Boring......

  • linguboy on June 28, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    Relax guys. Its a warm up match. Give them some time to settle into line and length. Anyone seen the number of NO BALLS bowled during this innings?? its way over double figures. there's no chance of it happening in a test match. Ishant bowled a much better second spell. Indian team have not played a test for a while so it takes some time to adjust to test lines from twenty 20 bowling. there's 12 days still remaining for the 1st test so they will adapt in time. No knee jerk reactions please.

  • on June 28, 2014, 15:14 GMT

    is this a test match or a one day? england is scoring over 5.75 an over pooor bowling by indians

  • Coolcapricorn on June 28, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    Had been planning to attend today's play to cheer on our team but luckily decided against doing so as I would have been totally disheartened by our usual mediocre bowling, led expertly by our spearhead Ishant!

  • VinodGupte on June 28, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    *Vinod Gupte shakes his head and starts studying Ishant Sharma's horoscope*

  • ramz30380 on June 28, 2014, 15:08 GMT

    @Arun Bose I must appreciate your over optimistic comments - but Ishant Sharma being hit all over the park, isnt a bluff, that happens all the time! Umesh Yadav is missing here and Ishwar Pandey hadnt had a bowl. Remember, how he bowled splendidly in NZ but never got picked?!

  • Dr.Lakson on June 28, 2014, 15:04 GMT

    Give them some time this the first outing. Need to get used to the conditions.

  • citizenkc on June 28, 2014, 14:47 GMT

    Well, seriously, this comes as no surprise to anyone. Recently, Cricinfo released the bowling stats for the 8 major test playing countries since 2008. Other than WI, our strike rates and averages were the worst. Ever since the retirement of Kumble, the decline of Harbhajan, and the injuries to Zaheer, we have not produced a match winning bowler. Ishant's average is horrendous (37+); Bhuvi's is also 37+. I think Shami will fare better in England, and perhaps Ashwin and Jadeja will bowl a couple of decent spells if the conditions are favorable. Either way, England will pile on the runs and put a lot of pressure on our inexperienced batting line-up.

  • brokeneffingarm on June 28, 2014, 14:46 GMT

    @stumpedlloyd That is the same question we ask ourselves. Bowled well against Bangladesh but was always slightly on the expensive side.That might have cost him his place in the squad perhaps ?

  • alipk52 on June 28, 2014, 14:43 GMT

    Ishant Sharma has been favourite bowler for opposition batsmen but what about Bhuneshwar Kumar and Shami? the best bowlers showing their mediocrity even in England :D I guess India need to hire some bowlers from Kenya as they are not playing International cricket these days, so probably india will have better bowlers than the current one;)

  • on June 28, 2014, 14:25 GMT

    I think Indians are doing a double bluff here, Showing England bowlers that our batsmen are capable of handling their bowling and our bowlers showing their batsmen that our bowling is not penetrating enough but come 9th july they will unleash hell on their batters.. I think It's a pretty smart move..Tactically speaking..

  • stumpedlloyd on June 28, 2014, 14:16 GMT

    Perhaps an Indian fan who follows cricket in that country more closely than I could answer this: Whatever happened to Umesh Yadav? If memory serves, he was quite a handy bowler, generated some genuine pace and was one of the shining moments for India on the last tour. Is he injured or did he just run out of form?

  • brokeneffingarm on June 28, 2014, 14:15 GMT

    I knew that the Indian bowlers were bad but gee! I never knew they were this pathetic! This is disgraceful. Suddenly I find myself having no faith in this team.

  • GRVJPR on June 28, 2014, 14:14 GMT

    England should field county side in a first test match against India. Both England,cook, India, dhoni will be comfortable with that, I strongly feel :)

  • GRVJPR on June 28, 2014, 14:04 GMT

    4-0-41-0. Ishant's figures in Leicester. "Thank you Dhoni," Indian fans chant as he's replaced with Binny.

  • GRVJPR on June 28, 2014, 14:02 GMT

    Now Shami is getting hammering as well. Cascading effect of Bhuvi and Ishant's pathetic bowling display.

  • GRVJPR on June 28, 2014, 13:53 GMT

    Dhomi gives ball to Stuart Binny in 22 over, Poor captaincy. Binny is useful with new ball. cake and fodder with old ball for batters. But he will fight.

  • ladycricfan on June 28, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    One photo shows Kholi dropping a sitter. With no details in the commentry we don't know how many more were dropped or who the bowler/s were or nothing else. But there were far too many boundaries scored by the Leicester batsmen.

  • GRVJPR on June 28, 2014, 13:47 GMT

    Dhoni must take notice of how things are going. Shami bowling brilliantly creating pressure and but Ishant is giving atleast 1 boundary each over, thus releasing the pressure. Bowling partnerships very very importnat for India.

  • ishaan1997 on June 28, 2014, 13:43 GMT

    Great bowling by ishant!! Only shami and pankaj are looking good;

  • GRVJPR on June 28, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    Our Ishant Sharma going at economy of 13.50 at the moment, but its just a warm up game. Bowlers look rusty at the moment. Bhuvi very disappointing as well. He got the advantage of using new ball but bowled poorly.

  • on June 28, 2014, 11:36 GMT

    Another Aussie Robson ripping in. Cook under pressure from the Aussies once again..

  • Shikhy Aggarwal on June 28, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    I Sharma should be played only in case of an injury and Gambhir should be given the opening from the very first test. India should take maximum advantage from the fact that the English team is very low on morale. India will win this series 2-1 if Dhoni can marshal his troops well enough.

  • BradmanBestEver on June 28, 2014, 10:35 GMT

    The important results will be from the Indian bowlers - so far after 7 overs this weak county batting lineup is looking good.

    The problem for India against the English will be their ace attack. This will be where the English have the edge

  • artificial.intelligence on June 28, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    why is mohit sharma not in the test squad

  • on June 28, 2014, 9:27 GMT

    if this team does finally win a match, i can see Dhoni with his half a silly smirk, say everyone played well. But, how about if they lose - well the answer will be this is a young side and they are learning. Also, there are lots of positives taken.

  • on June 28, 2014, 8:45 GMT

    @cricketisagame on (June 28, 2014, 2:42 GMT):

    One Mr Balakrishnan has already replied to your query. Contrary to your misplaced perspective of what was tried to be conveyed, I feel Rahane and Pujara are ideal for test cricket, and they haven't got their due yet. Even after getting the nod of the selectors, often they become bench squatters, thanks to the "in-tour selectors", and their idiosyncrasies. Thanks for your suggestion for an eye check up. At my age, yes I need it more often. Perhaps you too, whatever may be your age. Let the good Lord bless you.

  • on June 28, 2014, 7:57 GMT

    @cricketisagame on (June 28, 2014, 2:42 GMT):

    Jose did not display any bias for or against any player. He was just starting a discussion to elicit views on the best to bat at the top 5 or 6 slots for India in Tests.

    You may also take a close look at the photograph of Rahane and the blurb below. It is not the good old professor Jose who need to check his eyesight. Please also look at his comments, once again.

  • on June 28, 2014, 6:54 GMT

    Ganguly is master in overseas 70 percent of his century. Came from overseas

    Sachin 50 percent came overseas

  • on June 28, 2014, 6:30 GMT

    #Ind Vs Eng is going to be a great match.Don't let these Lankans Spoil the match..

  • on June 28, 2014, 5:17 GMT

    Typical English summer, surprising the earlier Sri Lanka tour was not affected to a greater extent by the weather gods.

  • on June 28, 2014, 3:47 GMT

    Financially ruling the ICC does make no sense if we cant schedule tour practice games to our choice and competitiveness. The young side is likely to struggle with the conditions as most Indian teams of the past. It has always been a challenge for us to take 20 wickets. when ever we manage to do that (seldom we do) the opposition does it even faster. Despite all the successes in the limited overs format, MSD has to introspect about what is going wrong with such a bunch of talent he leads, that the last overseas victory happened over three years ago! Sri Lanka's recent victory in England should spur the team to do well..orelse we will continue to be kings @ home and novices abroad..

  • cricketisagame on June 28, 2014, 2:42 GMT

    @ Jose Puliampatta, mate I do not get from where you got this idea " Today's report highlighting Rahane's indoor practice". Do you really have any problem with him in particular? I do not see anything mentioned about Rahane in the article and the one who is pictured practicing indoor net is Pujara. Either you have problems with Rahane or with your own eyes.

  • JustIPL on June 28, 2014, 1:29 GMT

    Batting against second rated bowling attack will help duirng the actual test series. There is a big questions mark on this statement. SL did wonders without any warmups and england have scored heavily against SL and indian bowling will be heavily tested. They were denied any practice by Dhoni in the first warmup. Indian batters are historically better but bowling remains a concern and I maintain Dhoni should have tested his bowlers first up.

  • on June 27, 2014, 22:25 GMT

    @Cricketfan11111: Expensive labour is probably the answer for not covering the entire ground in England. We hardly see more than 10 ground staff in western countries although in SL it is normal to have around 50 or even more ground staff in the field.

  • on June 27, 2014, 19:19 GMT

    indian team will be as follow.1gambhir2 dhawan3pujara4khohli5rohit.6rahane7dhoni8ashwin9bhvi10varun.11 ishant

  • on June 27, 2014, 18:46 GMT

    @cric1965 come on guy you have told the record of India in England but who will tell the record of England in India and any way this time i am damn sure Indian will change this .just wait and watch ,,,,,,,,,

  • cric1965 on June 27, 2014, 18:31 GMT

    Won 3 series out of 16 mean Indian players should not be over confident about new England team just because they were beaten by Sri Lanka. Indians have job to do. In 2007,Tendulkar, Dravid, Kumble,Laxman Ganguly played. Now Kohli, Dhawan,Rohit,Ashwin, Bhuwenesh , Sammy to show their performance as their olden greats.

  • on June 27, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    practice picthes by english cric board will be flat to put Indians in different mood...when real game will get on the green top will be provided to put them in actual testing sitiation n that'll b the start of the same story...with no different end I guess....!!!!

  • THUNDERWAVE on June 27, 2014, 17:57 GMT

    Cric 1965 india start as minnow on that time and made huge achivement srilanka plyed in that era the record will worse then that

  • on June 27, 2014, 17:52 GMT

    Last time India played a five match test series against England in 1959 they lost by 5-0.. Almost after 50 years India's gonna play a five test match series against England again..This time may be results might reverse.. How historic that would be? My cricketing guts says it might happen..And if it happens, Nobody can question India's overseas performance again.. For almost 50 years!

  • Indian_Cricket_Fanatic on June 27, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    Its sad that weather god hammers Indian bowlers from getting useful match practice in english condition. MSD should bowl first in the next practice game provided he wins the toss. And i am disappointed on selectors for providing only one extra batsman in gambhir. With dhawan injuring himself india could be one batsman short if anyone else gets injured. Hopefully india wins this series.

  • on June 27, 2014, 17:40 GMT

    it is a pity that the english team inspite being such a weak international team,do not give chance to their weak english lions team,to improve their skills against top international indian batsmen,no wander they do not get opprtunity to play in A STRONG COMPETITIVE LEAGUE AS IPL ,THEY WILL STAY A WEAK TEAM AS AEVER

  • on June 27, 2014, 17:33 GMT

    y not sandeep sharma (swing boller) instead of umesh yadav?according to english conditions.....

  • ladycricfan on June 27, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    These matches are scheduled months in advance. So can't do anything with the weather. Forecast for tomorrow looks better. Clear day with a short period of rain between 2pm and 4pm.

  • MrOMFS on June 27, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    @cric1965 that's actually not that bad a record. At least India have won 3 series in England. To the best of memory I don't think they have ever won in South Africa or Australia (they have toured Aust around 10 times)

  • on June 27, 2014, 17:14 GMT

    Last time India played a five test series against England was in 1959 and India lost by 5-0.. This time after almost 50 years It's happening again, A five test match series against England.. But this time the results will reverse.. Ind 5-0 Eng.. How historic that would be? My heart and my guts says It's will happen..

  • on June 27, 2014, 16:30 GMT

    @cric1965-It's series not serious.. Why are you so serious abt India's record overseas? Records are meant to be broken..

  • ladycricfan on June 27, 2014, 16:28 GMT

    Srilanka's best innovation to cricket.: Covering the whole field with plastic sheets when it rains. Play can start as soon as the rain stops. No need for umpire's inspection. No more problems with damp out field or soggy patches. India followed it and now I have seen Bangladesh covering the whole ground.Why don't England other countries do it? What is the point in high tech hover cover to cover the pitches when the out field is left bare?

  • Kavum on June 27, 2014, 16:27 GMT

    @cric1965. Seriously? That is a rather serious record.

  • cric1965 on June 27, 2014, 15:57 GMT

    india,s test serious record in England- played 16 serious from 1932 won 3 serious- 1971, 1986, 2007. Draw-1 serius-2002, lost -12 serious. worst defeat-1959- (5-0), next-2011-(4-0) biggest win 2-0 in 1986.

  • on June 27, 2014, 15:52 GMT

    Out of the seven who batted yesterday, two will have to sit out from India's playing XI, at least for the first test. Wonder which two?

    Today's report highlighting Rahane's indoor practice, could mean two diametrically opposite interpretations. Either he is trying to prove that he should be in... or... he has been told that he will be in... Again, can't be sure which interpretation is right.

  • fguy on June 27, 2014, 15:44 GMT

    this is why Eng (& SL) tours are a pain to watch. more time is wasted by the viewer waiting for weather to clear than anything else. odi's are always D/L affected.

  • on June 27, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    This is the same thing on every England Tour.. Why dont they schedule the game according to forecast.

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  • on June 27, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    This is the same thing on every England Tour.. Why dont they schedule the game according to forecast.

  • fguy on June 27, 2014, 15:44 GMT

    this is why Eng (& SL) tours are a pain to watch. more time is wasted by the viewer waiting for weather to clear than anything else. odi's are always D/L affected.

  • on June 27, 2014, 15:52 GMT

    Out of the seven who batted yesterday, two will have to sit out from India's playing XI, at least for the first test. Wonder which two?

    Today's report highlighting Rahane's indoor practice, could mean two diametrically opposite interpretations. Either he is trying to prove that he should be in... or... he has been told that he will be in... Again, can't be sure which interpretation is right.

  • cric1965 on June 27, 2014, 15:57 GMT

    india,s test serious record in England- played 16 serious from 1932 won 3 serious- 1971, 1986, 2007. Draw-1 serius-2002, lost -12 serious. worst defeat-1959- (5-0), next-2011-(4-0) biggest win 2-0 in 1986.

  • Kavum on June 27, 2014, 16:27 GMT

    @cric1965. Seriously? That is a rather serious record.

  • ladycricfan on June 27, 2014, 16:28 GMT

    Srilanka's best innovation to cricket.: Covering the whole field with plastic sheets when it rains. Play can start as soon as the rain stops. No need for umpire's inspection. No more problems with damp out field or soggy patches. India followed it and now I have seen Bangladesh covering the whole ground.Why don't England other countries do it? What is the point in high tech hover cover to cover the pitches when the out field is left bare?

  • on June 27, 2014, 16:30 GMT

    @cric1965-It's series not serious.. Why are you so serious abt India's record overseas? Records are meant to be broken..

  • on June 27, 2014, 17:14 GMT

    Last time India played a five test series against England was in 1959 and India lost by 5-0.. This time after almost 50 years It's happening again, A five test match series against England.. But this time the results will reverse.. Ind 5-0 Eng.. How historic that would be? My heart and my guts says It's will happen..

  • MrOMFS on June 27, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    @cric1965 that's actually not that bad a record. At least India have won 3 series in England. To the best of memory I don't think they have ever won in South Africa or Australia (they have toured Aust around 10 times)

  • ladycricfan on June 27, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    These matches are scheduled months in advance. So can't do anything with the weather. Forecast for tomorrow looks better. Clear day with a short period of rain between 2pm and 4pm.