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“There’s no forecast for rain”
And yet there is rain. As usual, there is much banter and mirth on ESPNcricinfo’s internal channels about what exactly constitutes an English summer. When Andrew Miller was walking down Wellington Road earlier, he reported grey skies and a hint of drizzle, “but the sense is that it will burn off.” Not long after that, Nagraj Gollapudi reported simply: “all covers on, rain.”
All of that was about a half an hour ago, and the good news is that the drizzle has thinned out and the forecast looks good. We’re still an hour away from the first ball, so keep your fingers crossed. And in the meantime, here is the customary – and slightly skewed – report of what’s for lunch at the Lord’s today.
Varun Shetty is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo