Australia have won the toss and will bowl first
Take two: hello everybody and welcome to the opening day of the second Test from Lord’s. Ok, so we all know it’s really day two of the marquee Test of the summer but yesterday was rained out so we need to gee ourselves up again and recapture those first session butterflies.
The good news is the weather is set fair for the remainder of the day. We should have no rain-related interruptions during the scheduled 90 overs of play, and we should also get to enjoy an extra eight overs for lost time.
We still haven’t witnessed a toss so the playing elevens are yet to be confirmed. However, we can be confident Jofra Archer will make his eagerly anticipated debut after he was presented with a cap by Chris Jordan yesterday, and Josh Hazlewood seems certain to replace James Pattinson in Australia’s attack.
I’ll be with you for the opening hour or so but once play begins the hardest working man in cricket-business, Mr Adam Collins, will take over. If you want to join in this pre-play fun you can drop me an email or a tweet.