England will begin an acid test of their one-day international credentials with a predictably unchanged and full-strength squad for the NatWest Series against world number ones Australia.
Alastair Cook's men, who completed England's sixth successive ODI series victory on home soil when the third and final match against West Indies was washed out at Headingley last Friday, were unsurprisingly retained in their entirety on Monday morning.
The selectors have stuck with the original list of 14 players, who beat the Windies 2-0, for a five-match series set to get under way at Lord's on Friday.
There was minor controversy when England chose to rest frontline bowlers Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann for Leeds - with the three-match series against West Indies already in the bag - as part of the ongoing rotation policy to try to prevent player burn-out in a packed international schedule.
But the prospect of such circumstances being repeated against Australia, joint-hosts of the next World Cup in 2015, are remote.
England know they will do well to keep the winning home record intact at all against opponents in flux but nonetheless well-staffed in pace-bowling resources in particular, let alone surge into an unassailable lead in the first three matches.
Cook's team, who also have a perfect record in their six ODIs this year following an unexpected whitewash of Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in February, have nonetheless gone to extremes in the 50-over format in recent times, including a 5-0 humbling in India last autumn.
Captain Cook, who along with Ravi Bopara has been released to play in Essex's floodlit match against Australia at Chelmsford on Tuesday night, admitted last week that England's Ashes rivals, the last team to beat them on these shores, back in September 2009, represent a significant measure of their 50-over progress.
He described it, after England's Twenty20 win over the Windies in Nottingham on Sunday, as "a big series for us as a one-day team".
National selector Geoff Miller echoed those thoughts after today's squad announcement.
"The series win against West Indies was pleasing, and we are making steady progress in one-day cricket with a sixth straight series victory on home soil," he said.
"Australia are a strong one-day side, and I've no doubt this will be a challenging NatWest series for us.
"We will need to play some very good cricket over the next three weeks.
"Playing against the number one ranked one-day side in the world is an excellent test for us as we look to keep steadily improving before next summer's ICC Champions Trophy and the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup."
Middlesex pair Steven Finn and Eoin Morgan have also been released for games in tomorrow night's round of Friends Life t20 matches, as has Somerset's Craig Kieswetter.
England could be forced into one change during the series with the funeral of Surrey's Tom Maynard taking place at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff on July 4, the same day as the third ODI in Birmingham.
Maynard's Surrey team-mate and close friend Jade Dernbach left the squad for the second ODI against West Indies last week following the news, and could be again granted leave to travel to Cardiff.
England squad: AN Cook (capt), JM Anderson, JM Bairstow, IR Bell, RS Bopara, TT Bresnan, SCJ Broad, JW Dernbach, ST Finn, C Kieswetter, EJG Morgan, SR Patel, GP Swann, IJL Trott.
One-day series fixtures:
Friday June 29 - Lord's 10.45am
Sunday July 1 - Kia Oval 10.45am
Wednesday July 4 - Edgbaston 2pm
Saturday July 7 - Emirates Durham ICG 10.45am
Tuesday July 10 - Old Trafford 2pm