England's selectors will meet on Friday to discuss the squad and captain for their one-day and Twenty20 games against West Indies after confirming that Andrew Strauss would captain the Test team.
Strauss, who took over after Kevin Pietersen resigned on Wednesday, was not included in the initial one-day squad, announced in December.
He captained England in 2006 when Michael Vaughan was injured and led them to a 2-0 series victory against Pakistan.
"It is a great honour to be named as England captain and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead," Strauss said in a statement on Thursday.
"I recognise that this isn't the easiest time to take the role but clearly we have some exciting and world class players in our dressing room and the task ahead is to ensure that we play to the best of our ability in the months and years ahead.
"I would like to thank Kevin Pietersen for his efforts as England captain. He is one of the greatest players in the world and I am delighted that he has confirmed that he is available to play in all our forthcoming fixtures.
"I fully believe that in everything Kevin did as England captain that he acted solely in what he felt was in the best interests of the team.
Coach Peter Moores was sacked on Thursday and England have yet to decide on his replacement for the West Indies tour or the return home series against them and the subsequent Ashes clash with Australia.
"I would also like to add my appreciation for the efforts of Peter Moores who showed great enthusiasm and determination to take the England team forward," Strauss told a news conference at Lord's.
"I don't think he deserves to go out in this fashion."
Strauss said that he would be involved in Friday's meeting, adding: "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that I haven't been involved in the one-day game for England for the last 12 or 18 months.
"I have to speak to the selectors, I've got some views on the one-day set up and so have they so we need to iron that out."