The first Test between England and India kicked off on August 4 as the hosts won the toss and elected to bat first. However, the decision didn't pay rich dividends for England as they were soon bundled out for 183 in their first innings. The Indian seam bowling led by Jasprit Bumrah was clinical to wrap the English batting inside 66 overs on Day 1. In helpful bowling conditions, England's batting worries once again came to the fore as they were found wanting against some accurate bowling.
However, Day 2 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham is expected to be a delightful day for bowling as per today's weather forecast. It will stay cloudy and there are chances of rain as the day would progress in the second half. We take a detailed look at the weather forecast on the Day of the 1st Test between England and India in Nottingham. Let's also discuss how it would affect the passage on play throughout the day.
Weather Forecast on Day 2 in Trent Bridge, Nottingham:
As mentioned earlier, the weather forecast of Day 2 of the Nottingham Test isn't too pleasant either. The weather is expected to stay cloudy for the entire course of the day starting as early as 10 AM local time in the morning. While the play commences at 11 AM, the weather will not have any say in the morning session. However, there are nearly 55% chances of light rain beginning to develop during the second half of the afternoon session.
As per the BBC weather report, the chances of precipitation are higher as the day progresses in the evening around 6 PM. As a result, the post-Tea session on Day 2 might also be affected due to rain.
Which team will enjoy the overcast conditions on Day 2?
England bowlers will surely enjoy operating in conditions that will suit their style of bowling. The likes of James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Sam Curran, who generally rely on overhead conditions, will have an upper hand against the Indian batters. The veteran duo of Anderson and Broad would pitch the ball and allow it to misbehave from a fuller length. The overcast conditions with a possibility of rain would certainly add spring to the steps of the English bowlers, especially after an abysmal show put on by the batters.
How can India take advantage on Day 2 against England?
India were 21/0 at Stumps on Day 1 after 13 overs. The visitors would aim to get through the first hour of play unscathed. The partnerships will be the key for the Kohli-led side in order to keep the hosts at bay. With not a huge score on the board, India would aim to go past England's first innings score and build a healthy lead going into the next day's play at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.