Alastair Cook to lead England at ICC World Cup 2015
Alastair Cook to lead England at ICC World Cup 2015

England captain Alastair Cook will lead the side at next year`s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after being named Wednesday as skipper for an upcoming one-day international series in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, national selector James Whitaker confirmed.

Alastair Cook likely to hold on to ODI captaincy as England names squad
Alastair Cook likely to hold on to ODI captaincy as England names squad

Alastair Cook is expected to hold on to the position of the captain when England names its squad on Wednesday for the one-day series in Sri Lanka starting in November, a report said.

Alastair Cook can`t handle Kevin Pietersen: Geoffrey Boycott
Alastair Cook can`t handle Kevin Pietersen: Geoffrey Boycott

England great Geoffrey Boycott believes an international recall for Kevin Pietersen won`t happen because captain Alastair Cook "can`t handle" him.

Mark Ramprakash says no surprise to watch 'strong' Cook come through 'tough patch'
Mark Ramprakash says no surprise to watch 'strong' Cook come through 'tough patch'

Former English cricketer Mark Ramprakash, who is embarking on a new career as a coach, has said that current captain Alastair Cook is very strong and resilient and it was no surprise to see him come through that tough patch while he was struggling in Tests.

Alastair Cook's captaincy future in doubt as England selectors split over skipper's axing
Alastair Cook's captaincy future in doubt as England selectors split over skipper's axing

Alastair Cook's future as England ODI team captain is reportedly in the balance with the team selectors split over whether the skipper should be axed from the role.

Matt Prior, Jonathan Trott lose England contracts, Ben Stokes a surprise
Matt Prior, Jonathan Trott lose England contracts, Ben Stokes a surprise

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior and struggling batsman Jonathan Trott have lost their central contacts with England, though all-rounder Ben Stokes has been rewarded despite a poor home series against India.

Six England cricketers awarded central contracts by ECB
Six England cricketers awarded central contracts by ECB

Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes are among six England players to have been awarded their first central contracts, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced today.

Peter Moores prolongs Alastair Cook`s World Cup limbo
Peter Moores prolongs Alastair Cook`s World Cup limbo

Alastair Cook faces a wait to discover if he will captain England at the World Cup, according to coach Peter Moores.

Too late to sack Alastair Cook as ODI captain: Ashley Giles
Too late to sack Alastair Cook as ODI captain: Ashley Giles

The clamour for his sacking as England's ODI captain has grown shrill after the debacle against India but former coach Ashley Giles feels it is too late to do this as the World Cup is just five months away.

Kevin Pietersen slams `selfish` Alastair Cook
Kevin Pietersen slams `selfish` Alastair Cook

Kevin Pietersen has slammed England captain Alastair Cook as "selfish" for playing down his team`s chances of winning next year`s World Cup.

Alastair Cook ponders England one-day questions
Alastair Cook ponders England one-day questions

 England captain Alastair Cook admitted his side had more "questions then answers" confronting them after a 3-1 one-day international series defeat by India.

India vs England 2014: 5th ODI - As it happened...
India vs England 2014: 5th ODI - As it happened...

Live updates from the fifth and final ODI between England and India at Headingley.

5th ODI: India vs England - Preview
5th ODI: India vs England - Preview

The fifth and final match of the ODI series between India and England is scheduled to take place on Friday at Headingley, Leeds. The tourists have already clinched the series by wining three consecutive matches, after the opening match was washed out due to rain, without a ball being bowled.

I learnt a lot watching Indians bat, says Moeen Ali
I learnt a lot watching Indians bat, says Moeen Ali

England's unlikely bowling hero in the Tests, all-rounder Moeen Ali also made an impact with the bat at Edgbaston while playing his first ODI of the series and has admitted that he learnt a lot by watching Indian batsmen from the sidelines.

Moeen Ali adamant Alastair Cook has complete England backing
Moeen Ali adamant Alastair Cook has complete England backing

Moeen Ali insisted Thursday that the England team were fully behind Alastair Cook in his role as one-day international captain.

Cook should avoid ODIs to focus on regaining Ashes, reckons Graeme Swann
Cook should avoid ODIs to focus on regaining Ashes, reckons Graeme Swann

Continuing his verbal duel with the England captain, Graeme Swann has suggested that Alastair Cook should miss the "turmoil" of inevitable one-day failures ahead to keep himself fresh for the challenge of regaining the Ashes.

Split captaincy is the way forward for England: Mike Atherton
Split captaincy is the way forward for England: Mike Atherton

Slamming the team's decision-making and selections, former captain Mike Atherton has said split captaincy between Test and one-day cricket is an obvious way forward for England.

"Stubborn" Alastair Cook should be sacked: Michael Vaughan
"Stubborn" Alastair Cook should be sacked: Michael Vaughan

Coming down heavily on Alastair Cook, former skipper Michael Vaughan has said that the "stubborn" leader must be sacked from the ODI post if he refuses to step down soon.

Michael Vaughan accuses Alastair Cook of dropping players better than him
Michael Vaughan accuses Alastair Cook of dropping players better than him

Former skipper Michael Vaughan accused Alstair Cook of dropping players, who are better than him, and also said that if the England cricket captain doesn't step down voluntarily then the selectors should sack him.

Will sacking Alastair Cook help English cricket?
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.