Cook takes over as captain of England one-day team

Updated: 05 May 2011 18:19 IST

Alastair Cook has been appointed captain of England's one-day team after Andrew Strauss decided to give up the role.

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Alastair Cook has been appointed captain of England's one-day team after Andrew Strauss decided to give up the role.

Also read: Strauss announces his ODI exit

Stuart Broad will be England's third captain after replacing Paul Collingwood in charge of the Twenty20 side.

Strauss averaged 47.71 at a strike rate of 93.55 in England's seven World Cup matches this year but is stepping down to concentrate on leading the test side.

Cook has long been discussed as a future test captain and now has the chance to gain experience before taking over the test side from the 34-year-old Strauss.

England's key batsman in the recent Ashes win in Australia with 766 runs in seven innings, Cook led England on tour in Bangladesh last year.

Topics : Cricket West Indies England Australia Alastair Cook
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