Banter and the odd bouncer
The Guardian's Mike Selvey says from St Kitts that Andrew Strauss could make life easier for himself if he makes the difficult decisions England require to flourish on the Caribbean tour. The island comforts offer England a gentle start to their tour but team selection will not be so breezy, writes Selvey.
Also in the Guardian, Paul Weaver says England's players may on the surface appear to be all friends together, but there's plenty of leftover baggage in St Kitts.
Jamie Alter is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo