"When the wicket wears off, the spinners can come into play as well", Kohli said. One of the things that India need to do is improve their slip catching, the visitors dropped four catches in the first Test and that played a pivotal role in India's demise. Stokes was the pick of the English bowlers in the first Test. He also amassed 9779 runs in 211 ODIs at 58.2 and 2102 runs at 48.8 in 62 T20Is.
It's always a special occasion for these players to play at Lord's and the last time India played a Test match, they went onto win it.
Neither side made 300 in the match, England posting 287 before India replied with 274 in the first innings.
The management could also replace underperforming opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan with Pujara and ask Rahul to open the innings with Murali Vijay.More news: Tribune Media terminates deal to be bought by Sinclair
That was despite star batsman Kohli making exactly 200 runs in the game, including a superb first-innings 149 - his maiden Test century in England.
India batsmen need to produce a better show in the second Test to give a tough fight to England. Jasprit Bumrah, who fractured his hand during T20I vs Ireland, has not recovered fully and is not available for selection.
"It's a tempting thought to field two spinners but we will have to take a call on that depending on the team balance".
Neither team have named their final XI, although 20-year-old batsman Ollie Pope will make his England debut.More news: What did we learn about Josh Gordon from Hard Knocks?
England would also like to see an improved batting performance. Pacer Chris Woakes was drafted into the squad as Stokes' replacement.
With Ben Stokes unavailable because of his court case, either Moeen Ali or Chris Woakes will take his place in the side and bat at No 7.
Apart from this decision, England's bowling line-up looks set with James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Sam Curran and Adil Rashid.
The Indian batsmen, who succumbed to England's probing pace and swing, will look to answer their batting woes in the second match.More news: Pochettino wants a title challenge from Spurs