With 19 hours to go before this impossibly exciting game begins, we ought to at least check on the weather. Just outside London, it’s fairly calm and muggy and dry. John Kettley (he of “John Kettley is the weatherman” song fame), cricket nut and weather forecaster, reckons there’ll be breaks in play, but nothing significant. Mind you, that was a few days ago.
The BBC’s forecast is mixed, and keeps changing, but right now it looks like it’ll be fine! Who needs five-day Tests, anyway?