Cook's England future is still a burning topic

Alastair Cook’s form is still a concern in the England camp ahead of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand which may result in him being dropped.

The 29-year-old England captain may not lead the side again after England’s 5-2 series defeat in the one-day internationals in Sri Lanka.

England’s 15-man World Cup squad must be named by Jan. 7, ahead of their first match against Australia on Feb. 14. England selectors James Whitaker, Peter Moores, Angus Fraser and Mick Newell will announce a 16-man squad on Saturday for a tri-series next month in Australia against the hosts and India.

Head coach Moores said Cook’s position will be assessed this week. The Essex left-hander scored only 119 runs in six matches in Sri Lanka, with a top score of 34.

Cook was appointed England’s one-day captain in 2011 and became Test captain the following year and although he has had some successes, his form has dipped considerably recently.

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