England won the toss and chose to bowl first in the second test against India at Lord’s on Thursday.
The start of the play was delayed 15 minutes because of some morning rain.
James Anderson, England’s record wicket-taker, was declared fit after pulling out of a net session on Wednesday because of a tight quadriceps muscle. He joins Mark Wood and Ollie Robinson in a pace attack missing Stuart Broad, who is out of the series because of a torn calf muscle.
In two changes higher up the order, Haseeb Hameed replaced Zak Crawley to bat at No. 3 and all-rounder Moeen Ali came in for Dan Lawrence.
India’s only change from the drawn first test saw seamer Ishant Sharma replace spinning all-rounder Shardul Thakur, who is out with a hamstring injury.
Fans were furious after R Ashwin’s omission from the second Test as well. They felt Ravindra Jadeja is not a wicket-taking option and Ravi Ashwin should have played at Lord’s
Here’s how fans reacted: