England have spent most of the last week frantically cooking up alternative routes for their players to reach the Caribbean in time to face the hosts in Guyana in week Monday.
And alongside the positive news of resuming air-travel, it comes as something of a pleasant surprise to look at EnglandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s squad and be positive about their prospects.
True, England are yet to win a major ICC tournament and have the worst T20 record of any major international side.
But since embarrassingly losing to Holland at LordÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s World Cup, England have recorded a succession of impressive victories over India, South Africa and Pakistan.
Perhaps more crucially they have unearthed some genuinely destructive batsmen to support Kevin Pietersen and captain Paul Collingwood.
Michael Lumb and Craig Kieswetter are likely to form a destructive opening-partnership, despite their apparent inexperience.
Lumb is yet to represent England in any format but the 30-year-old has impressed with the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL and Kieswetter looked the part in Bangladesh.
And then there is the trump card, Eoin Morgan.
Ireland will no doubt feel aggrieved at MorganÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s switch of allegiance when the two sideÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s meet in the group stages, particularly if he decides to unfurl his freakishly strong forearms.
Morgan is a remarkable cricketer with the rare gift of striking effortless maximumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s while wearing the blue of England.
Leaving aside the issue of the oversees influence in CollingwoodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s squad, there are five members of a prospective top six, which could also include Ashes reject Ravi Bopara, with proven match winning capabilities.
Bowling strength was the crucial factor for the last instalment of the tournament but West Indian pitches are likely to heavily favour batsmen.
And EnglandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s injury ravaged bowling department looks to be well on the mend as their linchpin, Jimmy Anderson, marked his return to action with a devastating 6-wicket haul against Essex on Wednesday.
If Anderson and Broad are on form and the batsmen live up to their hefty reputation then England just might have a chance.
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