Alastair Cook is confident England's new limited-overs regime will prove a success as Ashley Giles prepares to take charge of the side for the first time during their tour of India but he added that they will have to do it their own way and "not check everything" with the team director, Andy Flower.
There has been so much talk about the parallels between the 1984-85 tour of India and this one that it may be worth recalling what happened next all those years ago.
England's defeat by five wickets was emphatic but respectable enough. They were pitched against a highly motivated and experienced India side, still smarting from their defeat in the Test series, and England lacked the firepower or the form to test them. But for many of Eoin Morgan's young Twenty20 side this was still a valuable experience.
For India some sort of order was restored. The England captain Eoin Morgan and his men could produce no miracles and India won the first of the two Twenty20 matches, bizarrely scheduled at the end of this tour, by five wickets with 13 balls to spare.
On Thursday in a new concrete bowl 25km outside of Pune a motley collection of young English cricketers, under the leadership of Eoin Morgan, take on a much more experienced India team still smarting from their Test-series defeat. This may have passed you by.
In the final minutes of the Test, as England idled towards the draw that would secure their first series win in India in a generation, the TV cameras closed in.
Test matches do not exist in isolation; they bleed into each other as the narrative of a series develops.
When Ian Bell gently pushed the ball into the offside and the umpires removed the bails to call time on an important day in the context of match and series, a familiar ritual was enacted at the non-striker's end.
As Yorkshiremen go, it is reasonable to place Joe Root more in the Len Hutton category than the Darren Gough.
Kevin Pietersen paid tribute to Joe Root after the debutant came out at No6 and made 31 not out to help stabilise the England innings just as it threatened to fall apart.