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The case for Cook's defence

Jun 27, 2014: Half a dozen reasons why Alastair Cook should keep padding away the king of Australian spin

Alan Gardner

England news

Warne tells Cook: 'Take a rest'

Jun 27, 2014: Shane Warne has stepped up his criticism of Alastair Cook's captaincy, insisting that his leadership of England at Headingley represented the worst day of international captaincy he had witnessed in 25 years

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Moores backs Cook's 'steel'

Jun 25, 2014: Does a slump in batting form affect captaincy? "That's the million dollar question," said England's coach Peter Moores as the entrails of England's series defeat against Sri Lanka were examined

David Hopps

India in England 2014

Underfire Cook gets unexpected support

Jun 25, 2014: Duncan Fletcher and MS Dhoni backed an embattled Alastair Cook ahead of their first warm-up game in England

Nagraj Gollapudi

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Batting offers promise but captain concerns

Jun 25, 2014: A new-look England side came within one wicket of winning at Lord's and two balls of salvaging a drawn series at Headingley, but while there were promising signs there also remain significant worries

George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

The tale of two balls, one winner and a piece of history

Jun 24, 2014: With two balls remaining at Lord's, Nuwan Pradeep was saved by an inside edge (and the DRS). A little over a week later, with two balls remaining at Leeds, James Anderson fended a bouncer to decide the series

Mark Nicholas

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

'I never quit on anything' - Cook

Jun 24, 2014: Alastair Cook has acknowledged that time may not be on his side as he battles to turnaround his form after two more disappointing innings against Sri Lanka

George Dobell at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Bell defends Cook captaincy

Jun 23, 2014: Ian Bell has rejected the suggestion Alastair Cook is on the brink of resigning the England captaincy and said it was the performance of the players rather than any tactical shortcomings that have cost the side in Leeds

George Dobell at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

England's comedy of errors

Jun 23, 2014: It was not hard to spot England's mistakes on a day when they even ran out of stupid ideas

Jarrod Kimber at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

New England, same mistakes

Jun 23, 2014: With Alastair Cook isolated and the deficiencies in his captaincy laid bare, the suggestion that English cricket is at a low point continues to gain credence

George Dobell at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Jayawardene turns up heat on Cook

Jun 23, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene shot barbs at England's tactics at Headingley and questioned their embattled captain's public comments, after Sri Lanka finished day four with a famous away win in sight

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Mathews, Prasad set up Sri Lanka for famous win

Jun 23, 2014: Sri Lanka have never won a Test series in England, but they are closing in on a magnificent achievement after their captain, Angelo Mathews, with a brilliant domineering hundred

The Report by David Hopps

Cook needs to get on the front foot

Jun 22, 2014: More intent to stay forward at the crease and on the field as captain will help mute his harshest critics - one in particular

Martin Crowe

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 2nd day

Old-school Robson plays it perfectly

Jun 21, 2014: As the home side stumbled in the final session the value of Sam Robson's maiden Test hundred, a model in concentration and self-denial, became clear

George Dobell at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Poor form makes Cook sweat

Jun 19, 2014: At the ground where Kevin Pietersen once remarked that "it isn't easy being me" it has started to look a bit difficult to be Alastair Cook

George Dobell in Leeds

Sri Lanka in England 2014

No involvement in reporting Senanayake - Cook

Jun 19, 2014: Alastair Cook has denied suggestions that the England camp played any part in Sri Lankan spinner Sachithra Senanayake being reported as having a suspected illegal bowling action

George Dobell and Andrew Fidel Fernando

England news

Cook rails at Warne criticism

Jun 19, 2014: Alastair Cook has called for "something to be done" about what he sees as personal attacks upon his ability as a captain by Shane Warne

George Dobell in Leeds

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

England crave tangible reward

Jun 19, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the second Test between England and Sri Lanka

The Preview by Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Cook runs now top of England's most-wanted list

Jun 17, 2014: With Sri Lanka's attack, and what India will bring next month, a continued failure of Alastair Cook to recover something close to his best form will raise serious worries

Andrew McGlashan

England news

England fined for Lord's over-rate

Jun 17, 2014: England have been fined for their slow over-rate during the Lord's Test against Sri Lanka

ESPNcricinfo staff
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