Notts too bad
Benedict Bermange has stats on the Windies and Jimmy Anderson's records at Trent Bridge.
Last Updated: 25/05/12 11:31am
The West Indies have played eight Tests at Trent Bridge, and are unbeaten, winning four of them and drawing the other four.
England has won their last three Tests at the venue by very large margins, and the last eight Tests there have provided positive results.
In fact, the West Indies are yet to taste defeat at the venue in 22 first-class matches, since their first visit to play Nottinghamshire in 1906.
England have won 328 and drawn 328 of their 921 Test Matches.
The last time they had won as many matches as they had drawn was after the victory over New Zealand at The Oval in 1983. From then until now, the number of draws has always exceeded the number of wins.
There is only one spinner among the top ten Test wicket-takers at the ground, and James Anderson is already second on the list. Here are the top five:
At Lord's Jonny Bairstow became the first England debutant to be batting in the middle when a Test win occurred since Alec Stewart against the West Indies at Kingston in 1990, who also ended up 0 not out. Allan Lamb was the last England debutant to hit the winning runs - against India at Lord's in 1982.
Matt Prior debuted against the West Indies at Lord's in 2007 and Denesh Ramdin was the opposing keeper. However, since then, the wicket-keepers of the two countries have enjoyed very different successes. England's keepers (Prior & Ambrose) have the best average and the West Indians the worst:
Stuart Broad's 11 wickets at Lord's have pushed him up to joint-third in the world, so right now England have three bowlers in the world's top five, with Chris Tremlett, Tim Bresnan and Steven Finn occupying positions 24-26.
This is England's strongest bowling line-up since the 1950s. After the Oval Test against New Zealand in 1958, their bowling attack was ranked as follows:
Finn's (26.92) and Bresnan's (26.88) bowling averages are very similar, but Bresnan has performed better against the higher-ranked sides. nb - Pakistan were ranked xixth when Finn played them.
v Australia and Sri Lanka: Five Tests, 21 wickets at 32.57
v Bangladesh and Pakistan: Eight Tests, 32 wickets at 23.22
v Australia, India and Sri Lanka: Six Tests, 29 wickets at 18.86
v Bangladesh & West Indies: Six Tests, 15 wickets at 42.40