West Indies vs England ODI series predictions: Windies can add to tourists woes
Defending their World Cup title, England could not even make it to the knockout stages in India.
They lost six of their nine matches and a significant rebuild is required for Jos Buttler's men, who head to Antigua for a three-match series against the West Indies with a point to prove.
And the Windies are also in a period of transition after failing to qualify for the ODI World Cup for the first time in their history.
Both of these teams are in transitional phases and have therefore made changes to their respective squads.
For the West Indies, Shai Hope captains the team and will shoulder the runscoring burden, while Alzarri Joseph will be looking to do the damage with the ball.
Uncapped pair Sherfane Rutherford and Matthew Forde, meanwhile, have been called up.
For the tourists, fast bowler Josh Tongue is injured and Matthew Potts has taken his place, while Ollie Pope is in line for his 50-over debut.
Ben Duckett, Phil Salt and Zak Crawley are also set to come into the England squad.
England have lost seven of their last 10 ODIs away from the British Isles.
West Indies have won 23 of their 40 home ODIs against England since their first meeting in the Caribbean in 1981.
Shai Hope has blasted 4,940 ODI runs at an average of 50.4 for the West Indies and scored 43 and 63 not out in the summer series with India.
The ECB have decided to stick with Buttler as England's ODI captain for now but there have been sweeping changes made to the squad for this series.
There has been an overhaul in the batting department in particular with Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett and Phil Salt all coming in and this is a different team to the one which fell apart in India.
That said, getting a new combination of England players to click will be easier said than done and morale in the camp will have taken a hit after the World Cup.
England can at least look forward to more favourable conditions than those they encountered on the subcontinent in the World Cup but they look too short and there should not be a rush to back them.
The West Indies are a work in progress but they have produced one-off wins against India and New Zealand since August last year and they still have experience in their ranks in skipper Hope, who is closing in on 5,000 ODI runs.
Home advantage has to count for something and it is worth noting England have lost seven of their last 19 matches in the format away from the British Isles.
With that in mind, the Windies are worth backing to edge the three-match series, which starts at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday.