"There's a great sense of optimism about the England team going forward."
That's according to national selector James Whitaker, speaking to Sky Sports News in a turbulent week which has brought the end of Kevin Pietersen's Test career.
But is that how you feel and just how successful can the side be in the future without the services of a batsman - arguably England's best of the modern era - who is a proven match-winner having amassed nearly 14,000 international runs across all formats?
Have your say and get the view of our experts this Sunday when Charles Colvile will be joined by guests Bob Willis, Steve Harmison and John Etheridge of The Sun for 'KP - The Verdict', live from noon on Sky Sports 2.
Our panel will assess the growing fall-out from Pietersen's dramatic exit from international cricket, including the reactions of players within the camp, and examine how the whole affair has been handled - and whether the ECB have reached the right decision.
Just how influential was captain Alastair Cook in the decision-making process and is this move for the greater good or an attempt by new ECB managing director Paul Downton to stamp his mark on English cricket?
Would you rather have Pietersen in a successful England team even if he proved a disruptive influence, or should trouble-makers - whoever they might be - be excluded no matter how effective they might be on the field? Is this the start of a bright new era or can you see plenty more dark days ahead?
Whatever your view, we want to hear from you so make sure you get in touch on Twitter using #KPVerdict
From the Archive
KP Masterclass: the man himself dropped into our Ashes Zone last summer for a very special net session in which he explained how to play the Flamingo Shot and the Switch-Hit. Watch the video
Warne meets KP: after Kevin became England's all-time leading run-scorer, he joined good pal and former foe Shane for a special sit down to discuss what playing for his country means to him Watch the video
Watch 'KP - The Verdict' on Sky Sports 2 at noon on Sunday and On Demand.