Cook’s future as ODI captain unclear, says Peter Moores

Cook has been averaging 17.40 in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka

Cook has been averaging 17.40 in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka

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England head coach Peter Moores has revealed that Alastair Cook’s future as ODI captain is unclear.

Moores’ comments come after Sri Lanka won the sixth ODI by 90 runs and took an unassailable 4-2 lead in the seven-match series.

“Alastair has said very clearly that he is very keen to carry on, and wants to remain as captain of England,” Moores told Sky Sports. “He knows nobody has got the guarantee of that.

“I hear people say someone’s unsackable. That would be a ridiculous comment.

“We’ve got four selectors, and we always pick what we think is the best team – and that will be no different, moving forward.”

When asked if Cook will captain England during the 2015 World Cup, Moores said: “It hasn’t changed.¬†Alastair is announced as captain of our World Cup team…but I’ve said, every tour we go on, it will be wrong not to go back, look at everything that’s happened with the other selectors.

“That’s the way it should be. It’s fair to the public that way. We’ll do exactly the same this time.¬†But Alastair is our captain, and nothing has changed on that front at the moment.”

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