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10 facts about tomorrow's big England v. West Indies match

READY: Jason Holder talking with press in Birmingham today

ENGLAND PLAY West Indies in the first day/night Test in this country tomorrow (August 17).

The match, played at Edgbaston, Birmingham, will see Joe Root's England face Jason Holder's fledgling outfit from the Caribbean.

Here are some stats and facts related to the big match:

1. This will be England’s first experience of day-night Test cricket and this game will be the first ever day-night Test match to take place in England; West Indies have been involved in a day-night Test match once before; losing on that occasion to Pakistan in October 2016 (56 runs)

2. England have not lost a home Test series against West Indies since 1988; winning the last five series in a row (D2)

3. England have only lost one Test match in their last 12 played against West Indies (W5 D6); that defeat did come in the most recent encounter however (May 2015)

4. The hosts have only tasted two home series defeats in Test cricket since the beginning of 2009; winning 13 times (D2)

5. England have claimed victory in five of their last seven home Test matches (L2) whilst the Windies have only mustered two wins in their last 17 attempts ahead of this contest (D3 L12)

6. Alastair Cook is 155 away from becoming the all-time leading Test run-scorer at Edgbaston and is closing in on becoming the all-time leading Test run-scorer in England and Wales; he requires 98 to go ahead of Gooch (5917)

7. Cook has averaged 57.4 across 30 previous Test innings versus West Indies; that is his best rate against any side he’s faced

8. Stuart Broad (379) is only five wickets away from leapfrogging Ian Botham (383) into 2nd in the all-time list of England Test wicket-takers

9. James Anderson requires five wickets in this game to become the all-time leading wicket-taker at Edgbaston in Test cricket (Fred Trueman, 39)

10. Jason Holder requires 17 more runs to reach 1,000 in Test cricket; his only century in this form of the game came against England (April 2015).

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