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West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Barbados, 2nd day

Cook relief at ending hundred debate

May 2, 2015: Alastair Cook admitted he had to overcome the "denial" about struggling for runs over the last two years after scoring his first Test hundred in 23 months on the opening day in Barbados

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West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown, 1st day

Cook ends hundred drought but WI take honours

May 1, 2015: A popular number during this series has been the days since Alastair Cook scored a hundred. The counter can be reset to zero now after he batted into the final over of the opening day

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 3rd day

Root hundred puts England in charge

Apr 23, 2015: A sixth Test hundred from Joe Root helped England to a position of increasing dominance in Grenada, as they wore down West Indies during an extended day in the field

The Report by Alan Gardner

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 2nd day

Cook, Trott put seal on improved display

Apr 22, 2015: Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott put on England's highest opening stand since Perth in December 2013 as they strove to provide a sound platform in response to West Indies' 299

The Report by Alan Gardner

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's

Pressure on Cook to end rough run

Apr 20, 2015: Alastair Cook's form is not as bad as has been made out but England need him to start scoring hundreds again

George Dobell in Grenada

Wisden 2015

English cricket 'losing touch'

Apr 8, 2015: If it was not already abundantly clear that cricket in England has endured a difficult 18 months, then the publication of the 2015 Wisden Almanack this week hammers the point home with a resounding thud

Alan Gardner

St. Kitts and Nevis Invitation XI v England XI, Basseterre

Under-trial England seek red-ball relief

Apr 6, 2015: A two-day tour match in St. Kitts is England's first stop in a five-month stretch of cricket that could decide the futures of Alastair Cook and Peter Moores

George Dobell in St. Kitts

England in West Indies 2015

Winter of despair raises stakes for Cook and Moores

Apr 2, 2015: Some key figures could be shaken out of England cricket if England do not deliver in the West Indies and Alastair Cook and Peter Moores were acutely aware of the pressure as the tour party left for the Caribbean

Alex Winter

MCC v Yorkshire, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Cook fails again as Rashid leads Yorkshire romp

Mar 24, 2015: There were contrasting fortunes for two of England's party for the Test tour of West Indies next month as Yorkshire, the county champions, thumped MCC by nine wickets inside three days in Abu Dhabi.

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MCC v Yorkshire, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Cook disappoints, Lyth impresses

Mar 22, 2015: Alastair Cook lasted just six balls on his return to action, three months after his last innings on England's tour of Sri Lanka

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England news

England were wrong to sack me - Cook

Mar 18, 2015: Alastair Cook has claimed that the ECB's decision to relieve him of the England captaincy a matter of weeks before the World Cup has been proved wrong in hindsight and described the players as looking "shellshocked" during a disastrous campaign that ended

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World Cup 2015

Decision to sack Cook 'better late than never' - Dravid

Jan 30, 2015: Former India captain Rahul Dravid believes England's decision to axe Alastair Cook as captain so close to the World Cup was a case of "better late than never"

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MCC news

Cook gets WI warm-up in Abu Dhabi

Jan 22, 2015: Alastair Cook will prepare for England's tour of West Indies by playing for MCC in Abu Dhabi after being named in the squad for the Champion County match against Yorkshire and the Emirates T20 tournament which precedes the four-day fixture

Andrew McGlashan

The Ashes 2015

Rogers pinpoints England 'holes' ahead of Ashes

Jan 13, 2015: Chris Rogers had barbs for both England and Middlesex team-mate Sam Robson when quizzed on prospects for the series, highlighting an unsettled top order as a point of weakness to be exploited

Daniel Brettig

England news

Moores 'comfortable' with Cook axeing

Jan 6, 2015: Peter Moores has insisted Alastair Cook was given "every opportunity" to prove himself ahead of the World Cup and defended England's decision to change the captaincy right before the tournament

George Dobell

England review 2014: Worst Moments

A gagging clause that dogged the year

Dec 28, 2014: ESPNcricinfo writers look back at their worst moments in English cricket in 2014

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Morgan a gamble, but it's about time

Dec 20, 2014: Eoin Morgan's appointment is a risk. But England had little to lose. Under Alastair Cook they were sleepwalking to almost certain failure. At least, this way, they should go down fighting

George Dobell

England news

Downton defends handling of Cook sacking

Dec 20, 2014: England were harbouring growing doubts about Alastair Cook's future as one-day captain even as they expressed absolute faith in his leadership during the tour of Sri Lanka

David Hopps

England news

Eoin Morgan named England one-day captain

Dec 20, 2014: Eoin Morgan has replaced Alastair Cook as England's one-day captain, with immediate effect

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

A decision better late than never

Dec 19, 2014: Alastair Cook was dragging the England team down and something had to be done, but the fact his sacking comes two months before a World Cup raises plenty of questions

George Dobell
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