WATCH | Varun ready for captaincy role


Varun Chopra spoke to Essex Cricket TV after a miserable first day in Manchester which didn’t see a ball bowled after heavy rainfall throughout the day.

Chopra is set to take over captaincy reins as he stands in for Ryan ten Doeschate, who misses the match due to personal reasons. The inclemental weather is set to ease off for Day Two on Wednesday with Essex having the opportunity to put Lancashire into bat from the off.

The stand-in skipper is set for the challenge, after captaining Warwickshire in the past and sees his duties as a continuation of what has been successful so far this season by Tendo.

Play is scheduled to begin at 10:30am at Old Trafford with the toss and team announcements taking place at 10am. Match coverage can be viewed via Facebook and Twitter, as well as on the Essex Live page, accessible on the homepage.