England and India play the second of the ongoing five-Test series at Lord's Cricket Ground in London from Thursday, August 9.

When does the first day's play start and how to watch it live

The first day's play will start at 11 am local time, 3:30 pm IST and 10 am GMT.

Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten 3, and Sony Ten 3 HD will provide live television coverage of the match in India. The live stream will be available on Sony Liv.

What to expect from the second Test

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli will be keen on leading the team from the front once again.ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

Edgbaston witnessed a hard-fought contest throughout the four days of the first Test but the hosts were able to get past the finish line, thanks to some fine all-round performances.

India would have loved a 1-0 lead at this point in the series but the touring side will take confidence from the way they had run Joe Root's men close in difficult batting conditions.

"It's not like we're getting rolled over - every Test match that we're playing is competitive. I feel as a team we're just about there. We're in the zone where we're very positive," India captain Virat Kohli said on the eve of the Test.

Recent history favours India

India should take confidence from England's poor recent record against Asian teams at the iconic venue. Since 2014, the hosts haven't managed to beat a side from the sub-continent, losing once to India (2014) and to Pakistan (in May 2018).

What Kohli would want is a better performance, especially from the team's batsmen. The pacers and the lone spinner in R Ashwin impressed in Birmingham but the top-order, barring the captain, was blown away in both the innings.

Kohli needs support from senior batsmen in the side. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane needs to step up and deliver at the ground where he had scored a silky ton in 2014 that set up a famous win for MS Dhoni's led side.

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane
Can vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane step up at Lord's?BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

It remains to be seen if Kohli will tinker with his team as early as in the second Test or give his batsmen a longer rope. Nonetheless, Cheteshwar Pujara, who was dropped for the Edgbaston encounter, is likely to make a return to the playing XI.

England will be without match-winning all-rounder Ben Stokes but they have enough resources to continue their good run in the series.

Team news and probable playing XIs

Global TV guide for Lord's Test

  1. UK: TV - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket; Live stream: Sky Go
  2. US: Willow TV
  3. Australia: Fox Sports; Live stream: Foxtel Go
  4. South Africa: SuperSport
  5. UAE: OSN Sports