Those who harboured fears that Alastair Cook would descend into a sea of despond upon conceding the England Test captaincy can rest easy
Somerset were dismissed for a sub-par 209 on the first day of their season before Alastair Cook bedded in for Essex
James Anderson believes Haseeb Hameed is already 'a better, more technically sound opening batsman' than Alastair Cook
The much-anticipated early-season match-up between Alastair Cook and James Anderson has been scrubbed with Cook ruled out of Essex's opening Specsavers Championship match
LONDON, April 4 (Reuters) - 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.
James Anderson has admitted "it would have been nice to be considered" for England's Test captaincy after Alastair Cook stepped down
Feb 15 (Reuters) - England's new test captain Joe Root said he will try to put his "own stamp" on the team, but will seek advice from former skipper Alastair Cook and the other senior players whenever he needs to.
With Joe Root confirmed as Alastair Cook's successor, we look at some of the areas he will have to focus on
LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Joe Root was appointed England's test cricket captain on Monday, replacing Alastair Cook who resigned last week after four and a half years in charge.
LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Joe Root is set to be named as England's test captain on Monday, replacing Alastair Cook who resigned last week after four and a half years in charge, the BBC and Sky Sports television reported.
Joe Root is expected to be confirmed as Alastair Cook's successor by the ECB on Monday
LONDON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Joe Root's prodigious batting could reach a new level if he is made England captain, Alastair Cook said after stepping down from the role following 4-1/2 years in charge.