Facts, figures heading into 4th Ashes Test

FACTS, FIGURES AND POTENTIAL RECORDS AHEAD OF FOURTH ASHES TEST:

Overall: Played 339; Australia 139, England 107, drawn 93

At Edgbaston: Played 13; Australia 3, England 5, drawn 5

In England: Played 163; Australia 48, England 49, drawn 66

Australia’s record in 2015: Played 6; won 3, lost 2, drawn 1

England’s record in 2015: Played 8; won 4, lost 3, drawn 1

Last series: Australia won 5-0 in 2013-14

Last series in England: England won 3-0 in 2013

Forecast for Thursday: Patchy rain or showers from mid morning with a top of 22C

Likely teams:

Australia: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Steve Smith, Michael Clarke (capt), Shaun Marsh, Mitch Marsh, Peter Nevill, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon

England: Alastair Cook (capt), Adam Lyth, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, Steve Finn

Potential records and notable numbers:

*Steve Smith needs 59 runs to reach 3,000 Test runs. If it happens in this Test it will be his 61st or 62nd innings, only Don Bradman and Neil Harvey have reached the milestone in fewer innings

*Stuart Broad needs one more wicket to celebrate his 300th Test scalp. Jimmy Anderson (403), Ian Botham (383), Bob Willis (325) and Fred Trueman (307) are the only Englishmen to have reached the mark

*England have won successive Test matches against Australia at Trent Bridge (2005 and 2013). Prior to that they hadn’t won an Ashes game at the venue since 1977

*Australia have mustered only one win on English soil in their past nine Tests against England

*Only one side has battled back from 2-1 down to win an Ashes

*England are on the cusp of winning a fourth consecutive home Ashes, something they haven’t achieved since Australia recorded their first away series win in 1899.

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