Responding to comments made by Graeme Swann and Michael Vaughan suggesting that Alastair Cook should not be part of England's One-Day International squad, Joe Root has launched a staunch defence.
26 August 2014
England ended day two of the fifth and final Test against India at the Kia Oval 237 runs ahead after closing on 385 for seven in their first innings.
16 August 2014
England head to The Kia Oval on the back of two handsome wins over India at The Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford respectively and need only to draw the game to win the five-match series.
14 August 2014
England coach Peter Moores has been highly impressed by Alastair Cook’s fortitude to lead his team out from a slump towards victory.
12 August 2014
Following England's innings-and-54-run win over India on day three of the fourth Test at Emirates Old Trafford, captain Alastair Cook confirms that Stuart Broad has a broken nose after he was hit while batting.
9 August 2014
Watch as England captain Alastair Cook says his team are now putting the the James Anderson/Ravindra Jadeja incident behind them ahead of the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford.
6 August 2014
Bookmakers William Hill are reporting a surge of support for England captain Alastair Cook, who they have cut to 6/1 to score a century in the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford.
5 August 2014
Watch reaction from England captain Alastair Cook, man of the match James Anderson and Indian captain MS Dhoni following the third Test between their two sides in Southampton.
31 July 2014
Watch as batsman Joe Root lauds the role captain Alastair Cook played in setting up England's victory push on day four of the third Test against India at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
30 July 2014
Farokh Engineer says England are already in a position from which they can't lose the third Test against India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton after dominating the opening day.
27 July 2014
Gary Ballance hit an unbeaten century and Alastair Cook scored 95 as England made their way to 247 for two on the opening day of the third Test against India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
27 July 2014
Watch a series of videos as embattled England captain Alastair Cook looks ahead to the third Test against India, saying he is 'desperate' to continue leading the side.
26 July 2014
Alastair Cook has been backed into 2/1 to be replaced as England captain following the third Test against India in Southampton, which begins on Sunday.
25 July 2014
After the 95-run defeat to India in the second Test at Lord's, Alastair Cook's captaincy is under threat, if those putting money on Joe Root to replace him are to be believed.
23 July 2014
Watch as former England spinner GraemeSwann confidently predicts that Alastair Cook will put his poor form behind him and score a century against India at Lord's.
18 July 2014
Watch as England captain Alastair Cook says he backs his fast bowler James Anderson after the latter was charged for an alleged incident involving Ravindra Jadeja in the first England-India Test at Trent Bridge.
16 July 2014
Willam Hill make England the 6/4 favourites to win the second Test against india at Lord's while Alastair Cook is 11/2 to score a century at the home of cricket.
16 July 2014
Watch as Indian captain MS Dhoni says he is unimpressed with the Trent Bridge pitch and Alastair Cook admits he is desperate to get some runs under the belt.
13 July 2014
England briefly threatened to put India under pressure on the final day of the first Test at Trent Bridge before the game petered out into a high-scoring draw.
13 July 2014
There was some good cricket played at Trent Bride today, plenty of oohs and ahs from the crowd, a catch dropped early on, batsmen playing and missing, it was all happening.
10 July 2014