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12hGeorge Dobell

Eight Edgbaston classics

Ahead of the 50th Test at the ground, we look back some famous encounters

Pink ball has piqued interest (2:20)
'I wouldn't write off the West Indies' - Joel Garner (2:01)
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19hThe Preview by Alan Gardner

England gears up for pink-ball bow

West Indies are "huge underdogs", in the words of their captain Jason Holder, but they cannot be counted out, given their form during the warm-ups, the uncertainty of what the pink ball might do at Edgbaston, and the inexperience in England's top order

'Pink-ball cricket is not new to us' - Jason Holder (2:14)
'I'm excited to see what Stoneman can do' - Root (1:09)
Players have had no issues sighting the pink ball - Law (2:14)
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3dAlan Gardner

Broad wary as England 'step into the unknown'

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

Are West Indies more 'pink ball ready'? (1:55)
'A lot of people had a lot of things to say about my keeping' - Bairstow (0:50)
'England attack will test West Indies' - Broad (1:01)
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Powell strolls to hundred in untaxing warm-up

West Indies' batsmen looked in good order and Kieran Powell struck a century as a less-than-testing warm-up against a weakened Derbyshire side ended in a tame draw

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6dGeorge Dobell

Root rues England's top-order shortcomings

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

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Hope springs eternal to lift West Indies

Kyle Hope gave the West Indians a boost ahead of next week's First Test Match at Edgbaston when he scored the first century of the tour in the day/night game against Derbyshire at Derby

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7dGeorge Dobell

Stoneman relishes his 'step into the unknown'

He might be the oldest specialist batsman picked by England this century, but Mark Stoneman has never given up on his life-long dream of playing Test cricket.

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7dESPNcricinfo staff

Stoneman, Crane earn maiden Test squad call-ups

Mark Stoneman, the Surrey opening batsman, is set to make his Test debut against a pink ball next week, after being named in a 13-man England squad for the first Test against West Indies at Edgbaston

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Radford hails workout for batsmen

Lightning and bad light ended batting practice for the touring West Indies who emerged second-best from their three-day draw with a makeshift Kent XI in Canterbury

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