Virat Kohli has got best technique in world, says Steve Waugh

Sachin Tendulkar Wants Virat Kohli To Stay Hungry For Runs After Edgbaston Heroics

Following his fruitless 149 in India's opening Test loss to England at Edgbaston, Kohli leapfrogged banned ex-Australia captain Steve Smith, who had been the top-ranked Test batter for more than two and half years.

Officials later confirmed that 98 overs, rather than the standard 90, would be scheduled for the second day in a bid to make-up lost playing time.

Chris Woakes | Brought in to replace Ben Stokes, who is facing trial in Bristol, all-rounder Chris Woakes has big shoes to fill. England will make a last-minute decision on that after seeing the pitch, which was kept under a tarpaulin sheet for much of yesterday amid fears that... It's a trite football saying that you're never more vulnerable than when you've gone 1-0 up but for England sustaining a lead has been exasperating even though being forced to fight back has made for thrilling 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. Kohli was in prolific form and will be key batsman for visitors in the 2nd Test as well. Ajinkya Rahane scored a first innings hundred to help India recover from 145 for seven, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took six wickets in the first innings and Ishant Sharma seven in the second as England wilted against the short ball.

"We really need to look at any change in strategy, depending on the wicket".

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Meanwhile England have revealed that new boy Ollie Pope will bat at No.4 on his debut.

Root, who will be batting in the pivotal number three position, added: "I know that might be seen as quite a big jump".

Pope only made his first-class debut in March past year and has been called into the Test squad on the back of a mere 15 matches, while he has never batted in the top five in County Championship cricket. Joe Root and his men would start confident thanks to their win in the first Test.

"It's a good choice, a tough one too", Bharat Arun, India's bowling coach, told reporters at Lord's on Tuesday. He also mentioned that the second spinner could come into contention.

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