The opening Test of the five-match series against India at Edgbaston in Birmingham marks the 1000th Test for England. They are set to become the first team in history to play 1000 Test matches. Ahead of the historic match, England fast bowler Stuart Broad picked the Edgbaston Ashes Test of 2005 as favourite. England beat Australia by two runs in that match. Broad also mentioned the Trent Bridge Test of 2015 as his second favourite when he claimed an astonishing figures of 8 for 15 to help England crush Australia by an innings and 78 runs.
"Edgbaston 2005 Ashes right up there. Quite enjoyed Trent Bridge 2015....," Broad's post read.
Edgbaston 2005 Ashes right up there. Quite enjoyed Trent Bridge 2015.... https://t.co/7Izcpf9oIH— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) July 24, 2018
After England, Australia are on the number two spot to have played most number of Test matches. Australia have played 812 matches.
With 535 Tests, the West Indies are at number three.
India are at number four position with 522 Tests.
England played their first-ever Test match in 1877 against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. They were captained by James Lillywhite (Jr).
Since then, England have played 999 Tests and have a winning percentage of 35.73. They have won 357 matches, lost 297 and drawn 345.