West Indies will begin their tour against England on Thursday inEdgbaston when the teams face off in the opening game of a three-match series.
The series opener isa day-night formatand it willbe the first day-night Test played in the country.
The match is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm local time.
It will be only the fifth Test anywhere to be played under the day-night format since Australia and New Zealand contested the first in Adelaide in November 2015.
West Indies arrive in England with a relatively raw and inexperienced squad, but team manager Joel Garner says the hostsarein for a surprise if they expect a walkover in the three-Test showdown.
The legendary former Windies bowler was irked by the suggestion that England would have an easy time of things off the back of their 3-1 series win over South Africa.
Garner is anticipating a keenly fought contest.
When it was put to him that the hosts might cruise to victory, Garner told Omnisport on behalf of Investec: "If you think that you're going to be surprised because everyone wants to do well because everyone wants a long career in cricket.
"You call it an England victory, but I don't think it's going to be a walkover.
"The players are all here ready to play. Some of the batsmen have been performing and the mindset is good at the moment.
"Both teams start off at the same state, I don't think it'll be a walkover, you've got to get used to picking the [pink] ball, all the different things.
"All the players here are competent enough to represent the West Indies. It is the same team we've been travelling with."
West Indies had played three warm up games ahead of the first Test.
Four batsmen scored centuries in the final warm-up game when they drew with Derbyshire on Sunday.
Kieran Powell became West Indies' fourth centurion.
The opener, who hit 92 in the first innings, was 41 not out going into the final day and retired hurt with cramp after reaching 100 from 102 balls.
The Hope brothers - Kyle and Shai - along with Roston Chase were the other batsmen to score century against Derbyshire.
West Indies also drew with Kent and Essex.
The Windies have not won a Test series in England since 1988, butformer captain Michael Atherton says the Caribbean side should not be taken lightly.
England made a promising start to life under Joe Root, defeating South Africa heavily at Lord's, The Oval and Old Trafford, although they did fall to a crushing defeat in the second Test at Trent Bridge.
But Atherton, who played 115 Tests for England and54 as skipper,knows it would be unwise for the hosts to expect an easy ride.
"It's not the strongest West Indies team I've seen, for sure, but it's very dangerous to write off anybody in international cricket," he said.
"The last time England played West Indies they were held to a 1-1 draw, albeit in the Caribbean. Their away record has been particularly poor so no question England will start as strong favourites for the series.
"You look at the West Indies team, they've got potential in the seam bowling - Shannon Gabriel has shown in recent times he's got pace and potential, Kemar Roach is coming back, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Holder, so there's potential there in the bowling. The batting looks short on experience, you'd say."
A lot has been made of England's struggles to find a settled batting line-up, with three of the five spots in the top order still up for grabs heading into series and the Ashes tour to Australia, starting in November.
Tom Westley and Dawid Malan did little in their two Tests against South Africa to solve those issues, while Keaton Jennings has been dropped following his troubles as opener, with Mark Stoneman given a chance against West Indies in his place.
"They'll want, by the end of this series, to have a settled team," Atherton said. "They'll be desperate those three guys - Stoneman, Westley and Malan- get some runs in this series and say to the selectors, 'we are the guys to go to Australia'.
"It's a fantastic opportunity for someone like Stoneman, who's three matches away from a tour to Australia, which is the pinnacle for any player."
This West Indies side is placed at No. 8 in the Test rankings and has not won an away series against opposition apart from Bangladesh or Zimbabwe this century. They have won three away Tests (with the same caveat) in that period.
They didn't quality for the Champions Trophy and they won't qualify automatically for the World Cup. So much have expectations fallen that their captain, Jason Holder, described a year which has featured two defeats and one victory as "pretty decent."
Holder admits that West Indies are "huge underdogs" in this series.
"We have to make life as uncomfortable as possible for their senior players and put some pressure on the junior guys who are coming in," Holder said.
Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Mason Crane, Dawid Malan, Toby Roland-Jones, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Chris Woakes.
Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Braithwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich (wk), Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach.