Will sacking Alastair Cook help English cricket?

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 23:05
Will sacking Alastair Cook help English cricket?

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: He managed to save his captaincy as well as place in the England Test squad, but following yet another ODI series loss on home soil, the experts are once again asking for the English skipper's head.

In the recently concluded five-match series against India, by the end of the second Test, Cook had a miserable series with the bat having scored just 37 runs from three innings. His captaincy was under scrutiny, but he followed it with two half-centuries in the next Test as England were back to winning ways.

But the 25-year-old is once again under immense pressure as England are yet to win a match in the ongoing ODI series. Cook has scored 72 runs from three innings as India have outclassed the hosts in all departments of the game.

Not only has his batting looked off-colour, but the left-hander has looked short of ideas as well. Some of the experts also want Eoin Morgan to take over the ODI captaincy.

At a time when the English team is struggling to find its momentum in limited-overs cricket, Cook's sacking could possibly be a major blow for the Poms ahead of the ICC World Cup 2014.

First Published: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 23:05

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