Chris Woakes says Ben Stokes' record-breaking 182 has given England a timely reminder of what they can achieve with his "superhuman" skills.
Stokes was in rampant form against New Zealand on Wednesday, making the country's highest-ever ODI score in just his third innings since reversing his year-long retirement from the format.
With England's World Cup defence less than three weeks away, it was a perfect way for the man who carried them to victory in the 2019 final to prove his sense of occasion once again.
Stokes has nothing left to prove on the big stage but watching him bully England's first World Cup opponents with nine sixes and 15 fours sent a wave of energy through the dressing room.
England went on to wrap up victory by a huge margin of 181 runs, another reminder that when he is in the side, the whole team walks a little taller.
"We obviously see Ben as this superhuman that can do incredible things. We know he can," said Woakes, who picked up the baton with three early wickets in the field.
"It was great for the group and brilliant for Ben too. He's an unbelievable cricketer but coming back into the team having retired, it will do his confidence a world of good.
"We always have doubts and performance anxieties at the best of times, so it's great for his confidence and great for the team's confidence and belief that we can post huge scores.
"It was amazing to be here and play in the game because that was an incredible knock.
"He struck it cleaner than anyone else out there. It just shows how good a player he is."
Since walking away from 50-over cricket last summer citing workload issues, Stokes has poured his energies into his role as Test captain.
Working closely with head coach Brendon McCullum, he has revitalised the red-ball set-up, flipping their fortunes in dramatic fashion and playing out a thrilling drawn Ashes series that gripped the nation.
Woakes feels that stepping back into the ranks under Jos Buttler's leadership, and operating as a specialist batter rather than all-action all-rounder, is a good thing for Stokes.
"I think him coming back into this team is probably a refreshing feeling for him, without the captaincy on his shoulders. To run the England Test team is a tough job," he said.
"He's probably seen this as a breath of fresh air, to play his natural game and be his natural person, which he always does."