Cricinfo have just announced that KP will miss the whole tournament after another setback on his knee injury.
In a way, this solves what would've been a pretty tricky selection dilemma, as all the batters from the NZ series could argue that they deserved to be in the strongest XI for the first game.
For me, the side pretty much picks itself now with KP out.
6. Buttler +
Woakes can come in for any of the seamers if there is a fitness issue, and will probably be competing with Bresnan for the number 7 spot, after going OK in NZ. I'm personally a big fan of picking five specialist bowlers, trying to restrict the opposition as much as possible, then using quality batsman to get the runs. In England with two new balls in use I think it's the best method. Given it worked well for England last summer, I see no reason to change method.
Others might have different players and team set ups in mind though. Discuss.