26 year old Alastair Cook has been handed the role of captain for the one-day team with Test Cricket captain Andrew Strauss stepping down.
It has always been known that Cook would be the likeliest candidate and speaking after his appointment the ODI record holder also had kind words for the former ODI captain.
“Andrew Strauss has led the one-day team to continued success over the past two years and I’ll be looking to continue that progress as captain. I’m excited by the challenge of taking our 50-over cricket to new heights and I believe I can play an integral role with the bat as well as captain.”
“I’ve worked hard on my limited overs cricket in recent times, I have never seen myself as a Test batsman exclusively and I know I have a lot to offer strategically and as a top order batsman in one-day cricket. I will continue to work closely with Andrew Strauss and also Stuart Broad as we form a leadership team across all forms of the game.
The appointment means that whilst Cook is the one-day captain, Strauss shall remain Test Captain and Stuart Broad the T20 skipper.
“We have the chance to work together and share ideas which will benefit our cricket in all three formats.”