Top-ranked India could field two spinners at Lord's, given the recent hot and dry English summer and Ravichandran Ashwin's seven wickets in the opening Test. James Anderson has the new Duke's, he will begin from the the pavilion end.
Weather Forecast Day 3: As it stands, Saturday looks all clear for a good game of cricket.
Early morning overcast skies in north London eventually gave way to gentle but persistent rain which was sufficient to ensure the pitch and square remained fully covered.
However, the 45-year-old's long wait ended in vain as the play was called off shortly after Tea.
In 1990, Tendulkar's first Test match against England came at Lord's, and he was made an Honorary Life Member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in 2010.
"This Test is the most important match in the series".
We should find out what we need to know at approximately 10.30am local time, with play scheduled to start at 11. The first Test was a thriller which ended as a nightmare for Kohli's team as Joe Root's men were too strong for India as they completed a 31-run win.
Chris Woakes is expected to replace allrounder Ben Stokes, who is standing trial in Bristol on a charge of affray.
Dhoni's double role: In the absence of pacer Zaheer Khan, who suffered a hamstring strain after bowling 13.3 overs on Day One of the first Test on July 21, 2011, India skipper at the time, Mahendra Singh Dhoni pulled off his big gloves and took the ball soon after lunch on Day Two.