Cook’s future as Test captain still up in the air

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It is still unclear whether Cook will carry on as Test captain

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Alastair Cook may only decide on his future as Test captain at the end of the month as he has still yet to meet England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) director Andrew Strauss.

Prior to the start of England’s recent five-Test tour of India, Cook told The Cricket Magazine: “Deep down I don’t know how much longer I am going to carry on. It could be two months, it could be a year.”

This fuelled speculation that Cook may step down from the leadership role, but the rumours surrounding the 32-year-old’s went to the next level when he said that vice-captain Joe Root was ready to become skipper.

Furthermore, after England lost the Test series 4-0, Cook admitted that he would take some time to look through his options.

It is likely that Cook and Strauss will meet on Monday as that is when the latter will return to work after going on holiday to Australia.

Even if nothing is sorted out when they meet, Cook will still have a lot of time to brood over his decision as England’s next Test assignment is against South Africa in July.

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