England skipper Joe Root said West Indies boosts of a "formidable" bowling attack and his team will have to be well-prepared to face it during next month's three-Test series beginning on 8 July.
England had suffered a 1-2 loss against the West Indies in their away series last year and the visitors will be rely on their potent pace unit to retain the Wisden Trophy when the opening Test gets underway at Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
"We are very aware of the skill West Indies have and what they will bring to this series," Root told BBC Sport.
"One thing that stood out was how formidable their bowling attack can be. It is really important we prepare well and we are ready for all of that."
Talking about his rival skipper Jason Holder, who had hit a double hundred in the second Test to emerge as the leading run-scorer in 2019, Root said: "Jase is one of the most well-respected guys in international cricket.
"He took the job at a young age and we are starting to see him at the peak of his career. He comes across as a very good bloke. I am looking forward to chatting to him from a social distance."
Root might miss the opening Test against West Indies if it coincides with the impending birth of his second child.
The three-Test series will mark the return of international cricket following a coronavirus hiatus.
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Broad smashed a counter-attacking 62 in a return to form with the bat then played a lead role as part of England's destructive pace quartet to leave the West Indies on the ropes after day two of the deciding third Test.
The series was played in a bio-secure environment increasing organisational costs significantly and Holder said teams like the West Indies are likely to struggle to create a similar environment.
Buttler has a reputation as a swashbuckling batsman in the limited over games but had averaged only 18 runs in his last seven Tests since replacing Jonny Bairstow as wicketkeeper