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Cook has resigned England Captaincy

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After a record 59 matches as captain of the England cricket team, Alastair Cook is to step down.

The 32-year-old Essex batsman was appointed England captain in August 2012 and has led his team to two ashes victories. But after this winter’s 4-0 defeat to Verat Khole’s India, Cook was thinking about resigning as captain.

“Stepping down has been an incredibly hard decision but I know this is the correct decision for me and at the right time for the team,” said Cook.

Cook is the highest test run scorer ever with 11,057 while his 140 test appearances and his thirty centuries are also in the England records.

“He’s led the team with determination, conviction and a huge amount of pride over the last five years and his record stands for itself,” said Strauss, the director of England cricket.

Cook will carry on playing in the test side and, without the weight of captaincy on his shoulders, may blossom again.

 

William N, Year 6

Heighington Millfield Primary Academy