James Anderson (90) is six scalps away from becoming the all-time leading wicket-taker in Tests between England and India (Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, 95); he also needs six dismissals to become the first bowler to take 100 Test wickets at Lord's, he'd be only the second player to claim that many at a single venue (Muralitharan at three different grounds).
He had 134 runs from his previous 10 Test innings in England, but on this tour, he overhauled that mark with a 149-run knock in the first innings in Birmingham.
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the second Test as he has not fully recovered from a left thumb injury, bowling coach Bharat Arun confirmed on Tuesday. The left-hander managed a total of 39 runs in Edgbaston and got out in a similar fashion in both the innings.
India too could make a top-order change with the experienced Cheteshwar Pujara waiting in the wings if struggling opener Shikhar Dhawan is omitted.
Two spinners or one spinner?
"It hurts when you are not scoring runs (and) as well, the team is not doing well", Kohli said ahead of the crunch clash at the hone of cricket.
"It's a tempting thought to field two spinners but we will have to take a call on that depending on the team balance".
Chris Woakes | Brought in to replace Ben Stokes, who is facing trial in Bristol, all-rounder Chris Woakes has big shoes to fill.
Neither team have named their final XI, although 20-year-old batsman Ollie Pope will make his England debut.
The England captain said that Pope will come in as a direct replacement for Dawid Malan, with Jonny Bairstow staying at No 5 and Jos Buttler moving up one place to No 6.
Team India: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav. Chris Woakes will be aware of the weight of expectations on his shoulders. (Source: Reuters) Opening day at Lord's saw no cricket and few fans coming through the turnstiles.