In 1986, England went to the West Indies fancying their chances. After Patrick Patterson inspired a brutal first Test, a 5-0 defeat was inevitable
As England prepare to play their first day-night Test against West Indies, BBC Sport looks at whether this is the future of the five-day format.
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Nick Compton draws on his own experience as an under-pressure England batsman to offer advice on how not to follow the same path.
With England still having a number of issues to resolve, notably with their batting, and the Windies talented and improving, this is unlikely to be as one-sided as thought to be
The day-night Test between England and West Indies on Thursday is a "step into the unknown," says bowler Stuart Broad.
Opening batsman Mark Stoneman has been selected to make his debut for England in their first day-night test match against the West Indies, starting at Edgbaston on Thursday.
West Indies take on England in the first ever Day/Night Test in the UK at a time when Test cricket is looking for relevance and context because of lop-sided results across the world. England are yet to feature in a Day/Night Test.
England play their first day-night Test match this week, against the West Indies at Edgbaston.
Joe Root said, "He's (Mark Stoneman) obviously got a huge amount of runs under his belt, this season in particular, and in previous seasons as well. I'm excited to see him hopefully take his opportunity."
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The format is being trialled by the ICC and various national boards as an attempt to address the problem of falling attendances at Test matches
West Indies will have to "play exceptionally well to even compete against England," says legendary fast bowler Curtly Ambrose.
The country hosts its first day-night Test, with a pink ball, against the West Indies on Thursday
Joe Root has admitted the idea of his moving back into England's top three was discussed ahead of naming a squad for the Investec Test series against West Indies
Joel Garner, the Windies team manager, however, said that it was too early "to write off" the Caribbean side ahead of the day-night Test at Edgbaston
An undercooked England side will go into their first day-night Test almost as pink as the ball in these conditions
Stuart Broad believes England will step into the unknown in the first day-night Test match to be held in this country, which begins on Thursday when Joe Root’s side take on West Indies at Edgbaston
England's cricketers admit they will be taking a leap in the dark when the country hosts its first day-night test, with a pink ball, against the West Indies this week.
England will play their first day-night Test against West Indies this week, a side who have been able to prepare with a warm-up match and have previous pink-ball Test experience
West Indies will have to "play exceptionally well to even compete against England," says legendary fast bowler Sir Curtly Ambrose.
England's cricketers admit they will be taking a leap in the dark when the country hosts its first day-night Test, with a pink ball, against the West Indies this week.
For a team that has always made a virtue of its unparalleled attention to detail, the first ever day-night Test match in England will pose new and unfamiliar problems.
SHAPWICK ended on the wrong end of a tense, low-scoring match against visitors Taunton on Saturday.
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