England ODI squad to tour West Indies 2009
Andrew Strauss (captain)
Having taken over as captain for this series in the aftermath of the departure of Kevin Pietersen, Strauss will be keen to raise his one-day stats. He last played a one-day international during the 2007 World Cup and will want to improve on his performances then when he averaged just 20.75 from his four matches.
His confidence was hit by his omission for the Stanford Series match in Antigua at the start of the winter, and he struggled throughout the one-day series in India being dropped after failing to claim a wicket in the first four matches.
Worcestershire off-spinner Batty made his England debut in a one-day international against Australia in 2002 but has had limited opportunities in both the Test and limited-overs side since. His cause has not been helped by being part of the attack Brian Lara scored 400 against in Antigua, although he has been known to make useful contributions with the bat.
Dropped for the final one-day international in India having scored 84 runs in the previous four matches, Bell may face a battle to regain his place now Strauss has returned to intensify the competition in the top order. He could have a future lower down having failed to establish himself as an opener, scoring just one half-century in his last 14 matches at the top of the innings.
Recalled for the series in India before Christmas, Bopara was one of the few successes of the 5-0 defeat and adapted to being moved around the order. He started at number eight before being moved to opener and England now face a decision whether to stick with him at the top of the order or allow him to establish himself in the middle.
He forged a strong new-ball partnership with Anderson towards the end of last summer, but that pairing struggled on the less responsive wickets in India. He remains a major part of England's one-day plans, but England will need to consider whether he remains as a new-ball bowler or comes on later in the innings to try to stifle the run-rate.
The all-rounder was never really trusted as a member of the one-day attack by previous captain Pietersen, but on the slow, Caribbean wickets he may be asked to play a bigger role under Strauss. He struggled for form with the bat in India, but remains an integral part of the one-day side and is still England's best fielder.
The wicketkeeper-batsman averaged just under 50 with a strike rate of 112 during last summer's Friends Provident Trophy tournament and perhaps deserves his chance to impress after three tours with England's academy side and several years playing for the Under-19s.
Flintoff remains England's talisman with bat and ball, particularly at one-day level and it would be a major surprise if Strauss does not lean on his premier all-rounder heavily during the series. He has settled in at number five in recent years for England, but perhaps could be considered for a role at the top of the order to take advantage of the fielding restrictions.
The paceman was persuaded to come out of one-day international retirement by former captain Pietersen, but was dropped mid-way through the series in India only to return to the side for the final match. On top form he will be the first name on Strauss' team-sheet, but his performances in the Test series may govern whether England are prepared to let him loose.
The Kent seamer was called up from the England Lions squad as cover for the injured Flintoff for the Test series, having also been drafted in during England’s tour of India, and now replaces Ryan Sidebottom in the one-day squad. He overcame a serious knee injury in the winter of 2006/07 and continues to impress.
Given a recall for this series after being overlooked for India, Mascarenhas should bolster England's options both with the ball and with his big hitting down the order. He has played infrequently over the last couple of years, but may be given a prolonged run under the new captain.
He scored a brilliant century in his last one-day international against India at Cuttack. Freed of the responsibility of leading the side, England will be relying on him to score heavily and enable them to bounce back from their 5-0 defeat in India.
Prior faces genuine competition from Steve Davies for his place as England's one-day wicket-keeper/batsman following an indifferent series in India. he was tried as a big-hitting opener, but struggled to exploit the early overs and by the end of the series his confidence was shot and he had plummeted to ninth in the order.
With leg-spinners such a rare breed, it is inevitable a good one is fast-tracked through the levels in any system and England have been impressed enough to retain Rashid for the one-day series after his call-up for the Test tours of India and West Indies.
Shah was England's outstanding performer during the 5-0 series defeat in India, despite being moved up and down the order from number three back to six. He scored three half-centuries during that series and Strauss, a Middlesex team-mate, should have strong views on where best to make the most of Shah's talents in the order.