Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer gets Test cap at Lord's; unable to make debut as rain washes out Day 1

Jofra Archer was presented with his Test cap, but was yet to make his debut as Day 1 of the second Ashes Test between Australia and England was washed out due to rain. Toss did not take place either
Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer gets Test cap at Lord's; unable to make debut as rain washes out Day 1Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer gets Test cap at Lord's; unable to make debut as rain washes out Day 1
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Jofra Archer got his maiden England Test cap on Wednesday, Day 1 of the second Ashes Test at Lord's, but was yet to make his Test debut as rain abandoned the day's play without a single ball being bowled. The toss too did not take place. 

Chris Jordan, Sussex player, presented seamer Archer with the cap in England's pre-match huddle ahead of the toss that was scheduled to take place at 4PM IST on August 14. However, rain delayed the start, with the revised toss being scheduled for 7.30PM IST. However, rain came pouring down yet again. With rain still lashing the gloomy 'Mecca of Cricket', umpires Aleem Dar and Chris Gaffaney abandoned play for the tea at 8.49pm IST. 

Officials will now hope that the weather relents on Day 2. The weather prediction looks better for Thursday, and though a thick cloud cover will be present, rain is expected to stay away. 

Ashes-holders Australia lead the five-match series 1-0, after they won the first game by 251 runs at Edgbaston. 

World Cup winner Archer is likely to play the game, after James Anderson ad Olly Stone were ruled out of the second Ashes game with injury. Neither side has yet named their playing 11, with toss not taking place.

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