Reigning ICC world champions with a three-match series against Pakistan that starts on Thursday at the Dubai Cricket Stadium: on the face of it the immediate task for England's Twenty20 cricketers looks entirely straightforward, a chance to refine a settled team ahead of the defence of the world title six months from now.
I do envy those Brits with the moral backbone to be embarrassed by the Buffoonics in Munich.
Kevin Pietersen, without a one-day international hundred in three years, now has two in three days after a stirring 130, his highest ODI score, saw England home in a tight finish in Dubai in the last match of the Mobilink Jazz series.
England have sprung a surprise by omitting the experienced Tom Palmer from their matchday squad for Saturday's Six Nations game against Wales at Twickenham.
England's interim coach, Stuart Lancaster, is facing a decision which, for better or worse, will define his selectorial instincts.
Critics say the pair should be banned for life- We are not so sure.
Even now, after so many gold-plated triumphs, Jessica Ennis-Hill retains the capacity to surprise.
Kell Brook marches on. The IBF welterweight champion stopped Frankie Gavin inside six rounds to retain his title and further the view he is a man who is well and truly for the big time, or to be specific, a clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Samoa Joe has revealed he has come to WWE to win the World Heavyweight Championship.