Wednesday 22 January 2014 

Video - Bopara Supports Cook As Captain

Ravi Bopara has lent his support to Essex and England team-mate Alastair Cook, who is considering stepping down as One-Day International captain.

Cook revealed that he would be considering his position following England's third straight ODI defeat in Australia, saying that he had been unable to turn things round and that he had to question if he was still the right man to lead the side.

Eoin Morgan is tipped to take over as skipper should Cook end a miserable tour of Australia, which began with a 5-0 Ashes drubbing, by standing down.

However, Bopara, who is a long-time team-mate of Cook at Essex, believes that he should continue.

"I would love him to carry on, in both formats," Bopara said.

"I do believe that your best player should be your captain, and I still believe he is our best player," he added.

Video from ECB TV

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