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Hussain: Cook should step down as captain

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LONDON - Former England captain Nasser Hussain has urged Alastair Cook to stand down as skipper after a 95-run defeat by India at Lord's condemned the side to its tenth Test without a win.

Immediately after the match Cook said he had no intention of resigning and the England and Wales Cricket Board do not appear in a mood to sack him.

But with India 1-0 up in the five-match series, following a drawn opener at Trent Bridge, Hussain urged Cook to reconsider ahead of Sunday's third Test in Southampton. "He needs to ask himself, '(am I) making a difference as a captain to this England side?' The stats tell you that he's not," Hussain told Sky Sports.

"Would we miss Alastair if he was not captain at the Ageas Bowl?," added Hussain who spent his senior career with Essex, Cook's county.

"If Michael Clarke was suddenly not captain of Australia I think they would miss him.

"If Alastair Cook was not captain of England at the Ageas Bowl would we look up and say 'we're missing the tactical genius of Alastair Cook?' We wouldn't."

England were 173 for four, chasing 319 to win, on the stroke of lunch in yesterday's final day.





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