A woeful World Cup was followed by an underwhelming performance in the West Indies. England are looking increasingly like a sinking ship with too many holes to plug-in, and those holes will only increase if Ireland find a way to beat their neighbours in the only ODI match in Malahide on Friday.
While Ireland went away from the World Cup slightly disappointed, but nevertheless proud of their efforts, England flew back with their heads down after an abysmal performance in New Zealand and Australia.
Redemption was supposed to come in the shape of a Test series win over the West Indies, but those hopes vanished in a hurry, and now Peter Moores will look to stay afloat by inspiring a young England team to a win over Ireland.
"They showed what talent they have got in the World Cup against some good teams out there," Taylor, who will captain England for the first time, told ECB's official website.
"They played really well and they've got a number of guys who have played a number of years in county cricket. We know it is going to be a massive test but I've got the guys behind me with exceptional talent that are going to give them a good run for their money."
Six uncapped ODI players have been named in the 13-man squad, with only Jason Roy playing any kind of international cricket among those, and that too a lone T20I. England have sometimes looked like a team chained by tradition, and maybe this young side can break free from those shackles and play a more modern game, rather than being stuck in the 1980s.
"There are plenty of fresh faces and some young and exciting talent the whole way through the squad," Taylor added. "The guys have performed exceptionally well at the start of the season already so it's going to be really exciting.
"I think it is a fresh start and a new era for England cricket. We can park the World Cup and put that firmly behind us and look forward to a fresh start."
While England have plenty of new faces in the side, Ireland will wear a similar look to the team that impressed at the World Cup. The last time the two teams met, a couple of years ago, Ireland nearly pulled off an upset, with only brilliant centuries from Eoin Morgan, the ODI skipper of the World Cup, and Ravi Bopara steering England out of troubled waters.
Those two batsmen are on IPL duty with the Sunrisers, but a fresh look to the side might just be the best thing that can happen for England limited-overs cricket.
Squads: Ireland: William Porterfield (capt), Andre Balbirnie, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, Andy McBrine, John Mooney, Kevin O'Brien, Niall O'Brien, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson (wk), Craig Young.
England: James Taylor (capt), Zafar Ansari, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Tim Bresnan, Steven Finn, Lewis Gregory, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, James Vince, David Willey, Mark Wood.
Where to Watch Live
Ireland vs England ODI Match is scheduled for a 10.45 am local time (3.15 pm BST, 5.45 am ET) start with live no live TV coverage in India. Viewers in the UK and Ireland can watch the match live on Sky Sports2, while the ODI can also be watched via live streaming online on Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.