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Cook To Captain England In Cricket World Cup 2015

Alastair Cook looks set to retain his place as England's ODI captain
Alastair Cook looks set to retain his place as England's ODI captain
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According to early reports in the UK media on Tuesday morning, current England captain Alastair Cook is set to lead his team in the upcoming 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Cook’s captaincy of the One-Day International team came under immense scrutiny after his team lost the ODI series 3-1 against India earlier this month.

However, England's National Selector James Whitaker, head coach Peter Moores, Angus Fraser and Mick Newell appear set to agree to let the 29-year-old opening batsman to continue to lead England in one-day format after discussing the possibility of replacing him with Joe Root and Eoin Morgan.

Ex-England Cricketers including Geoffrey Boycott, Michael Vaughan and Graeme Swann have recently called for Cook's resignation due to his poor captaincy record in one-day format as well as miserable form with the bat.

Cook made a contribution of just 118 runs in the recently concluded one-day series against India, averaging 29.50 from four innings with a highest score of 46.

In 2014, Cook averages only 31.07 with the bat and has scored a lone half-century against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston.

England head to Sri Lanka for a series of seven One-Day Internationals in November before playing a tri-series in Australia that also includes India as their final series before the World Cup.

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