In the wake of another comprehensive defeat at the hands of India at Edgbaston, England captain Alastair Cook admits that the goal of winning the 2015 World Cup seems 'far-fetched'.
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England were outplayed in all departments as they crashed to a nine-wicket defeat in Birmingham.
"It was a tough performance to take, yeah, to lose by nine wickets, we were behind the game very quickly and we were never quite into it," Cook said following the game.
Prior to the game, England were confident of winning the remaining two matches to claim a 2-2 series draw, but unlike in the Test series when they were able to bounce back, that opportunity has now gone.
"I think that's the most frustrating thing and probably the hardest thing I've found throughout my captaincy stuff is when you get behind in series, trying to turn it around, especially in the one dayers when it happens so quickly.
"You know you've got to go out there and play with freedom but when you keep losing wickets it's very hard to do that. It's a really tough place at the moment."
Asked about his position as captain, Cook says he wants to carry on, although he admits that winning the World Cup now seems a very long way off.
"If I'm allowed to be, that's an easy one. I don't have a say on selection and stuff, but I've captained for three and a half years with the goal to try and win the World Cup in Australia.
"I know that seems far fetched at the moment when we're losing games of cricket, but there a lot of really good players in that changing room. If we can improve at the rate we've got to improve at then we've got a chance."
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