I highly doubt Cook will be sacked, says Andrew Strauss

"I do expect him to be captaining in the next Test match"

“I do expect him to be captaining in the next Test match”

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Former England captain Andrew Strauss has announced that he highly doubts his successor, Alastair Cook, will be sacked as skipper.

Strauss’ comments come after Cook has failed to score a Test century in 27 innings.

“I don’t think he’s going to be sacked,” Strauss told Sky Sports. “I think the ECB have placed a lot of faith in Alastair Cook. I also think halfway through the series, with the series still alive, would be the wrong time to do it.

“I still think the best case for England, certainly in the short term, is for Alastair Cook to regain form and for England to find a way of winning this Test series, and then the picture’s looking a lot rosier than it is right at the moment.

“Unless Alastair Cook, deep down, thinks ‘I can’t continue any more, the pressure’s getting too much for me, it’s affecting my batting too much’ and calls it a day himself, I do expect him to be captaining in the next Test match.”

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