England's new era under Alastair Cook and Peter Moores endured a painful start against Sri Lanka, losing the two-match series 1-0 as the visitors claimed their first Test series victory on English soil.
While the Tests, both at Lord's and Headingley, went down to the final over, England only have themselves to blame for the series defeat, given the strong positions that weren't seized upon during the pair of matches.
Worryingly for the hosts, India's impending campaign against Cook's men should present an even tougher challenge, particularly when one considers the greater depth inherent in MS Dhoni's squad.
So what did England learn from their humiliating loss to Sri Lanka? What were the valuable lessons gained ahead of the five-match showdown with India?
Five of those lessons are presented across the following slides.