Officials later confirmed that 98 overs, rather than the standard 90, would be scheduled for the second day in a bid to make-up lost playing time.
Neither team have named their final XI, although 20-year-old batsman Ollie Pope will make his England debut.
On the other hand, England will be without Ben Stokes and the all-rounder is likely to be replaced by Royal Challengers Bangalore star Chris Woakes, who was named in the squad for the second Test.
Stokes sent a message of good luck to England and debutant Pope on Instagram on Thursday morning.
Tendulkar notably played his first ever Test match against England at the Lord's in 1990, and he also played his last ever competitive match in the same venue in 2014 post his global retirement, when he played for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC - He has been an honorary member of the club since 2010) against a Rest-of-the-World XI, on the occasion of the Lord's ground's 200th birthday.
Virat Kohli and his boys missed the opportunity of the taking an early lead in the Test series as they went down by 31 runs in the opening Test against the hosts despite their skipper's heroics.
"It is not like I feel bad that I got runs and we couldn't get across the line", added Kohli, now the world's top-ranked batsman in both Test and one-day global cricket.
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"As long as we cross the line, that is the only thing that matters", Kohli insisted.
But Arun said Jasprit Bumrah was "out of contention", the paceman still sidelined after missing the first Test with the broken thumb he suffered during a T20 global against Ireland in June.
"There must be a clear plan on how to face the first 20-30 balls, and more often than not that plan does not involve aggression", said Kohli, who was extremely watchful against swing king James Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, at Edgbaston.
"Ollie will come in and bat at four".
Yet this season has seen Pope make 684 runs for Championship leaders Surrey at an average of 85.5, including three centuries.
Well, bowling coach Bharat Arun hinted the visitors may not opt for an extra batsman and called it a "conservative move".
A decision on whether or not to play Moeen Ali as the second spinner will also be made tomorrow depending on the conditions, the England captain said.More news: Rain delays start of second Test between England and India at Lord's