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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.

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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"

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

England news

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

England news

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
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