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    Cook says he deserved the axe before epic double ton

    Alastair Cook says selectors would have been entitled to drop him over his poor form -- before his masterful double-century put England in a winning position in the fourth Ashes Test.

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    Cook strikes ton as England savour dominant day

    Alastair Cook completes a stirring century in a stellar return to form as England savoured a rare day of domination in the fourth Ashes test against Australia.

  • ‘Relationship with Root will be absolutely fine’

    Alastair Cook is confident his relationship with newly appointed Test captain Joe Root will be "absolutely fine" and the former England skipper has assured his successor he will get all the support he needs in the role.

  • Root named new England Test skipper

    Joe Root is named the new England Test captain and will take the place of Alastair Cook, who stepped down last month after five years in charge

  • 'Unshackled' Cook can thrive without captaincy

    An "unshackled" Alastair Cook still has several years ahead of him as an England player despite resigning the Test captaincy on Monday, according to predecessor Andrew Strauss.

  • Eng Test Captain Alastair Cook steps down

    Alastair Cook has stepped down from his role after 59 Tests as England Test captain

  • Is Cook’s goose cooked before Christmas?

    England captain Alastair Cook heads home for Christmas with calls for his resignation ringing in his ears after what turned into an embarrassing subcontinental tour.

  • Cook, Jennings defy Ind on final morning

    England openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings survived some nervy moments on the final morning of the fifth Test against India on Tuesday as the tourists look to bat out the day and prevent a 4-0 series defeat.

  • Rahul, Patel give Ind solid start

    India's makeshift opening pair of Lokesh Rahul and Parthiv Patel struck fifties to lead the hosts' strong reply to England's first innings total of 477 on day three of the fifth and final Test on Sunday.

  • Rampaging Ind look to increase Cook's woes

    A rampant India will look to create history in the fifth and final Test against England from Friday by piling more misery on Alastair Cook in what could be his last outing as the tourists' skipper.

  • Root 'ready' to captain Eng: Cook

    England captain Alastair Cook said Monday Joe Root was ready to take over as skipper but that no decision on his own future would be taken until the new year.

  • Ind demolish Eng to clinch Test series

    Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin tore through England's lower order Monday as the hosts won the fourth Test in Mumbai by an innings and 36 runs, clinching the series 3-0.

  • Kohli hits double century against Eng

    India's Virat Kohli smashed his third double century of the year when he notched 200 runs on day four of the fourth Test against England in Mumbai on Sunday.

  • Eng bat first in fourth Ind Test

    England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bat in the must-win fourth Test against India in Mumbai on Thursday.

  • Morgan returns to captain One Day team in Ind

    Eoin Morgan returns to captain England in both the One Day International and Twenty20 series with India after opting out of the Bangladesh part of the tour over security fears.

  • Cook and Eng to unwind before fourth Test

    England captain Alastair Cook is looking forward to a rare week-long break in a hectic playing schedule after the heavy third Test defeat against India in Mohali Tuesday.

  • Cook confident of turnaround in Mohali Test

    Skipper Alastair Cook expresses confidence that England can bounce back in the series against India despite the crushing loss in the second Test but says winning the toss would be key.

  • Ashwin fifty propels India to 455

    All-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin struck a crucial half-century before England bowled out India for 455 in the afternoon session on day two of the second Test in Visakhapatnam on Friday.

  • 'Young' Cook to remain England Test skipper

    Director of England cricket Andrew Strauss expects Alastair Cook to carry on as the Test captain well into the summer of 2017, saying the 31-year-old is comfortable with the responsibility.

  • England take out openers early

    England pacers James Anderson and Stuart Broad give their side the early breakthroughs to put India on the backfoot at 2 for 22 inside five overs in the second Test match of the series at Visakhapatnam.

  • Ind spinners in firing line against confident Eng

    India's much-hyped spin attack are under pressure to deliver in the second Test at Visakhapatnam starting Thursday against an England side high on confidence and boasting new teenage sensation Haseeb Hameed.

  • New dad Cook's runs ease pain of being away

    England skipper Alastair Cook says scoring his ninth Test century in Asia during the drawn first Test against India makes the struggle of being away from his newborn baby "worthwhile".

  • Cook hits unbeaten ton to push Eng's lead to 260

    Captain Alastair Cook notches up his 30th Test hundred and adds 180 for the opening stand with Haseeb Hameed to push England's lead over India to 260 runs on the final morning of the opening Test.

  • Stokes, Ali star as England post 537

    All-rounders Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali both hit centuries Thursday before England were bowled out for 537 on the stroke of tea on the second day of the first Test against India.

  • Root, Ali dominate India

    Joe Root hits a sparkling century and stitches a crucial stand with Moeen Ali as England cruise to a strong 311-4 on the opening day of the first Test against India today.

  • India take Test gamble amid T20 love

    India's cricket board may have rediscovered a love of Test cricket but with youngsters preferring the thrills of Twenty20 the decision to host 13 Tests this season represents something of a gamble.

  • Cook hints he's nearing end as Eng captain

    Alastair Cook has indicated the upcoming Test series against India could be his last as England captain.

  • Seminal triumph bears valuable lessons

    Is it the right time to look at the bigger picture, beyond Bangladesh's historic 108-run victory in the second Test against England in Mirpur on Sunday?

  • This was not a Test Eng lost, but one which Tigers won

    Tigers have not been given their due for the magnificent manner in which they beat England in a Test match. With a little luck, they could have claimed the series 2-0, and fixed, at least temporarily, the tone of condescension that accompanies them in world cricket.

  • Tigers' win has to be the best possible news for Test cricket

    England's defeat by Bangladesh has come as a shock to the system for cricket.