The summer of 1988 will always be remembered as the time England had four captains in a five-Test series.
Mike Gatting, John Emburey, Chris Cowdrey and Graham Gooch all took their turn on the tiller as a rudderless England, who used 23 players, only narrowly avoided a third successive 5-0 drubbing.
Viv Richards was now leading the Windies - while Malcolm Marshall was joined in the pace attack by Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose, who were to torment world cricket for the next decade.
England, losing finalists in the 1987 World Cup, won the one-day series 3-0 and drew the first Test, but normal service was soon resumed as the Windies easily won the last four Tests for an emphatic 4-0 series win.
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