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England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Cook 'a unique person and leader'

Sep 24, 2014: Barring injury, Alastair Cook will be the man walking out to toss the coin for England on the opening day of the World Cup, against Australia at the MCG

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Selectors persuaded to keep Cook

Sep 23, 2014: Alastair Cook looks set to benefit from the steadfast support of England coach Peter Moores and retain his place in the ODI side

George Dobell

England news

England selectors face tough calls

Sep 8, 2014: England's selectors will meet in the next couple of days with the future of Alastair Cook's ODI captaincy certain to occupy a significant portion of their discussion

George Dobell

England news

Cook stood down for rest of season

Sep 7, 2014: Despite struggling for form this season, Alastair Cook has been stood down for the remainder of the season by the ECB.

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 5th ODI, Headingley

Cook at centre of England tangle

Sep 4, 2014: With their one-day plans in a familiar mess six months out from the World Cup, questions abound on England's priorities and strategy

David Hopps at Headingley

England v India, 4th ODI, Edgbaston

Cook accepts World Cup chances 'a bit far fetched'

Sep 2, 2014: Alastair Cook has admitted the idea England can win the World Cup is "a bit far fetched" but insisted he has no plans to step down as England's ODI captain.

George Dobell

England v India, 4th ODI, Edgbaston

England ponder one-day puzzle... again

Sep 1, 2014: Peter Moores admits England have to work fast ahead of the World Cup but there is an all-too-familiar sense of chaos about their planning

George Dobell

England v India, 4th ODI, Edgbaston

India pile pressure on Cook

Sep 1, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the fourth ODI between England and India at Edgbaston

The Preview by Alan Gardner

England v India, 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge

Cook a lead weight for England's World Cup chances

Aug 30, 2014: England's much-derided formula for one-day cricket is being further undermined by the form of their captain. Maybe it is time Alastair Cook decided to stand down

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England news

'Friend' Swann's comments not helpful - Cook

Aug 28, 2014: England captain Alastair Cook said he was disappointed with Graeme Swann's comments, criticising England's chances at the 2015 World Cup.

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

'No chance' England will win World Cup - Swann

Aug 25, 2014: Graeme Swann and Michael Vaughan have joined forces to condemn England's selection and strategy heading into the 2015 World Cup

David Hopps

England v India, 1st ODI, Bristol

Hales in as England attempt subtle evolution

Aug 24, 2014: England's selectors have given Alastair Cook their backing and he will have a new opening partner as the focus turns to a marathon of one-day cricket culminating in the World Cup

David Hopps in Bristol

India in England 2014

Root star of England's improving show

Aug 18, 2014: Marks out of ten for England during their 3-1 series victory over India

George Dobell

India in England

Moores' standing lifted by fightback

Aug 18, 2014: The team environment is, in victory or defeat, now more relaxed and, as a consequence, the players are more likely to produce their best form

George Dobell

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

My wife made me not quit - Cook

Aug 18, 2014: Alastair Cook admitted it was only the support of his wife, Alice, which persuaded him not to resign the England captaincy.

George Dobell at The Oval

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Jadeja incident helped me - Anderson

Aug 17, 2014: James Anderson accepted he may have benefited from the increased scrutiny of his on-field behaviour as England wrapped up the Investec Test series with a crushing victory at The Oval.

George Dobell at The Oval

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

India play Cook into form

Aug 16, 2014: Stats review at the end of the second day of The Oval Test between India and England

Bishen Jeswant

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Root takes England into huge lead

Aug 16, 2014: Joe Root's sparky, unbeaten 92 ensured England remained in complete control at The Oval despite a mid-afternoon fightback from India

Report by David Hopps

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

Cook on right side of Sliding Doors

Aug 15, 2014: England appear to be cruising towards a 3-1 series victory - but things could have been very different were it not for three coin tosses and a dropped catch

Mark Nicholas at The Oval

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval

Anderson 'most skilful in world' - Cook

Aug 14, 2014: Alastair Cook has hailed James Anderson as "the most skilful bowler in the world" and the best "England have ever produced"

George Dobell
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