LONDON (AFP) - England captain Andrew Strauss is hoping the presence of a few new faces can end his side's four-year long failure to win the first Test of a series. England start a two-match Test campaign against the West Indies at Lord's here on Wednesday in a match where pace bowlers Tim Bresnan and Graham Onions could both make their Test debuts.It is now 14 series since England got off to a winning start and Strauss, speaking at Lord's here on Tuesday, said: "All I can say is that the attitude and the environment seems fantastic at the moment. "The one advantage of having a few new faces around is that you get that exuberance. Their excitement rubs off on all of us. "As a starting point for the summer it feels good." But he admitted England's habit of failing to find their form in opening matches was a concern. "I don't think we can say it's an unfortunate coincidence, it's happened in the last 14 series. "It's something we are mindful of and any thoughts of easing our way into the Test match summer are something we are trying to avoid at all costs," said Strauss ahead of an international home season which also features an Ashes clash with Australia. "A lot of that depends on our mindset and how we arrive at the ground tomorrow morning. We want to put that record straight, to be honest."It has been mentioned and we would be wrong if we didn't mention it." Since 2000, England have played the first Test of a home series at Lord's - Strauss's Middlesex home ground. The last six Tests at the 'home of cricket' have all ended in draws and opening batsman Strauss, reflecting on the reasons behind England's record in series openers, added: "There are mitigating circumstances, we've played a lot of drawn Tests at Lord's but the reality is you don't want to be level or behind after the first Test in a series. "You want to be in front and to do that you've got to hit the ground running," the left-hander said. England's record in first Test of a series since 2005 (year, first Test, series) 2005 Australia (h) Lost 239 runs Won series 2-1 2005 Pakistan (a) Lost 22 runs Lost series 0-2 2006 India (a) Drawn Drawn series 1-1 2006 Sri Lanka (h) Drawn Drawn 1-1 2006 Pakistan (h) Drawn Won 3-1 2006 Australia (a) Lost 277 runs Lost 0-5 2007 West Indies (h) Drawn Won 3-0 2007 India (h) Drawn Lost 0-1 2007 Sri Lanka (a) Lost 88 runs Lost 0-1 2008 New Zealand (a) Lost 189 runs Won 2-1 2008 New Zealand (h) Drawn Won 2-0 2008 South Africa (h) Drawn Lost 1-2 2008 India (a) Lost 6 wkts Lost 0-1 2009 West Indies (a) Lost inns and 23 runs Lost 0-1