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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

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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

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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

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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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Cook's one-day timeline: consistency to liability

Dec 19, 2014: ESPNcricinfo looks back on Alastair Cook's time as England's one-day captain, which ended in a run of failure but included a period of notable success

Andrew McGlashan

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Cook sacked as England one-day captain

Dec 19, 2014: Alastair Cook has been removed as captain of England's one-day side with Eoin Morgan appointed to lead England at the World Cup that starts in February.

David Hopps

Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo

'No complaints' if sacked - Cook

Dec 16, 2014: It has been a "hell of a year", in the words of Alastair Cook but he will have to wait a few more days to see if it has been worth it - at least from a personal perspective

Alan Gardner in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo

Cook form leaves England in chaos

Dec 16, 2014: England's biggest problem ahead of the fast-approaching World Cup is the form of Cook and it becomes more acute each time a member of the ECB hierarchy launches into an impassioned defence of the captain

Alan Gardner in Colombo

Cook and the question of loyalty in sport

Dec 16, 2014: He served the purpose of being the hero to Pietersen's antihero, but given his appalling one-day form, is it time to be disloyal and get rid of him?

Simon Barnes

England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Cook our 'natural leader' - Downton

Dec 15, 2014: Paul Downton, the managing director of England cricket, said he would be "very surprised" if Alastair Cook was not England's captain at the World Cup and described him as the "natural leader" of the current side.

Alan Gardner

England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Moores retains faith in Cook World Cup captaincy

Dec 14, 2014: When a series is lost, the captain is inevitably first in for questioning. Unfortunately for Alastair Cook, no one is interested in pursuing other lines of inquiry

Alan Gardner

England v Sri Lanka, 6th ODI, Pallekele

Moores leaves Cook future in the balance

Dec 13, 2014: Alastair Cook's future as England ODI captain appears to be in the balance after another series loss left coach, Peter Moores, unable to guarantee his place in the World Cup side.

George Dobell

Sri Lanka v England, 6th ODI, Pallekele

Sangakkara hundred secures series

Dec 13, 2014: A masterful century from Kumar Sangakkara helped Sri Lanka wrap up the ODI series against England with a thumping 90-run victory in Pallekele

The Report by George Dobell

Sri Lanka v England, 6th ODI, Pallekele

Buoyed England aim for series decider

Dec 12, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the sixth ODI in Pallekele as England look to level the series and take it to a decider

Preview by Andrew McGlashan

England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Cook handed one-match suspension

Dec 4, 2014: Alastair Cook will miss the fourth one-day international against Sri Lanka after being handed a one-match suspension for England's slow over-rate in Hambantota on Wednesday.

Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

England seek jungle reinvigoration

Dec 2, 2014: In Hambantota, they say funny things can happen. And England need something unexpected to happen to their ODI cricket, some jungle juju to reinvigorate a stumbling side

Alan Gardner

England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

England in fresh start in the jungle

Dec 1, 2014: England have discovered that ODI cricket is becoming a jungle where only the sharpest, most ruthless survive, so their venture into Sri Lanka's deep south for the third match of the series at Hambantota seems symbolic

Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd ODI, Colombo

Cook rebukes Pietersen dig, again

Nov 29, 2014: For the second time this year, Kevin Pietersen suggested Alastair Cook should quit the England captaincy. This time he tweeted his dissatisfaction with England's one-day form, though Cook is just as disinclined to listen

Alan Gardner in Colombo

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Colombo

England's World Cup plans in a spin

Nov 29, 2014: Given the traumatic events of this week a one-day defeat is really not important at all so this match has to be analysed in a different light but will have to admit how poorly they performed

Alan Gardner in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka canter to 2-0 series lead

Nov 29, 2014: England presented Sri Lanka with the sort of run chase that Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene could have supervised in their sleep.

The Report by David Hopps
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