Jofra Archer acquired his England Take a look at cap however was nonetheless to make his debut as rain noticed the primary day of Wednesday’s second Ashes match towards Australia deserted and not using a ball bowled at a soaking moist Lord’s.
Chris Jordan, a Sussex team-mate, introduced Archer with the cap in England’s pre-match huddle forward of a revised toss at Three:00pm native time (1400 GMT) — just for additional rain to delay the beginning as soon as once more.
With rain nonetheless lashing an more and more gloomy ‘dwelling of cricket’, umpires Aleem Dar and Chris Gaffaney lastly deserted play for the day after tea at four:19 pm native time (1519 GMT)
Jordan might solely have made eight Take a look at appearances however he has been one thing of a ‘cricket brother’ for fellow Barbados-born county colleague Archer.
When the match ought to have been getting underway at 11:00 am (1000 GMT), the sq. and pitch remained absolutely lined.
Additional rain then meant hopes of any play earlier than lunch quickly disappeared as effectively.
Now officers will hope the climate relents sufficiently for the match to start on the scheduled 1000 GMT begin of Thursday’s second day.
Ashes-holders Australia lead the five-match sequence 1-Zero after their 251-run win within the first Take a look at at Edgbaston final week.
It’s 18 years since Australia final received an Ashes sequence in England.
In 17 of the final 19 Ashes campaigns, the staff that has led 1-Zero has received the sequence.
The exceptions have been in 1997 when Australia misplaced at Edgbaston, however received the six-match sequence Three-2 and 2005 when England misplaced at Lord’s however received the five-Take a look at sequence 2-1.
World Cup-winner Archer is about to play after James Anderson, England’s all-time main wicket-taker, was dominated out with a calf harm that meant he bowled simply 4 overs at Edgbaston.
Neither England nor Australia have but named their groups. They aren’t required to take action till the toss takes place.