Cheteshwar Pujara returned, with opener Shikhar Dhawan dropped and KL Rahul promoted to partner Murali Vijay.
Showers are forecast for much of the day.
Weather Forecast Day 3: As it stands, Saturday looks all clear for a good game of cricket. Three slips and a gully.
India vs England Live Cricket Score 2nd Test Day 2 Live Streaming: Frustrating the two teams, incessant rain washed out the entire day one of the second cricket Test between India and England at Lord's on Thursday.
Nothing doing: Rain clouds hang above the pitch at Lord's.
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Drizzle fell in London throughout the day with play finally called off shortly before 4.50pm with the 6pm cut-off for play to start quickly approaching.
It was the first time a whole day's Test play in England had been lost to bad weather since 24 August 2013 when the fourth day of the fifth Ashes clash at The Oval was abandoned without a ball bowled. Their last defeat came against Pakistan back in May this year when Joe Root's men were beaten by nine wickets.
Hosts England lead the five-match series after their 31-run victory in the gripping first Test at Birmingham. They can also be made captains.
Despite the issues with the batting order, Kohli remains upbeat about his team's chances of levelling the series when the match gets under way on Thursday.
However, they will have to do it without Edgbaston match-winner Ben Stokes, whose trial for affray is ongoing at Bristol Crown Court.