Alastair Cook hints at giving up England's ODI captaincy

Updated: 19 January 2014 21:07 IST

England's ODI skipper Alastair Cook reckons that the rigours of losing the ODI series to Australia after a humiliating Ashes has taken a toll on his leadership and it may lead to 'changes' in England set up.

Alastair Cook hints at giving up England's ODI captaincy

Alastair Cook has admitted that he could step down as England's ODI skipper after the end of the ongoing 5-match series against Australia. After England ended a miserable Ashes series being whitewashed 5-0, the Three Lions lost the ODI series as Australia won the third ODI by 7 wickets at Sydney on Sunday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead.


"I think English cricket needs a little bit of a change," Cook said in the post-match press conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground. "We'll talk over a lot of things. I think there will be some changes. We have kept losing games of cricket and I haven't been able to turn it around," he said.

Crushing defeats in Australia - eight international games in a row - have taken their toll on Cook and the left-hander admitted that losing the one-day series so emphatically has caused him to think again.

When asked whether he wanted to continue as one-day skipper he said: "I don't really want to get dragged into my position. I think it's been two weeks since someone asked me that question - it's been a long two weeks."

Cook, on the other hand remains adamant that he has the responsibility to turn things around in the remaining two matches and salvage a win to stop Australia make it 10-0 against them.

"I've got a job to try and turn this around - try and win one of these games. That's the task at hand."

"I'm competitive. I want to leave everything out on the pitch. We'll deserve the stick we get because we haven't won games of cricket. Simple deal," he said.



Topics : Cricket
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