Gautam Gambhir believes Lord’s Test can decide India’s fate in the series

Harbhajan Singh

"This Test is the most important match in the series".

Other former India internationals to ring the bell at a Lord's Test are Sunil Gavaskar, The Nawab of Pataudi Jr, Dilip Vengsarkar, Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev and Sourav Ganguly.

The yet-to-start Lord's Test will be another test of skills, as India will hope to avoid losing early wickets in terms of their batting.

England captain Joe Root and India captain Virat Kohli.

The last time India played England in a Test match at Lord's in 2014, it was a happy hunting ground for MS Dhoni's men as they clinched the country's first win at the home of cricket in 28 years.

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With rainfall forecasted for Friday, another frustrating day with a lot of interruptions is on the cards. Moeen Ali could get a chance in Stokes's absence.

Hosts England lead the five-match series after their 31-run victory in the gripping first Test at Birmingham.

Twenty-year-old batsman Ollie Pope is expected to be given his England debut at number four after replacing Dawid Malan in the squad.

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