Alastair Cook hints at giving up England's ODI captaincy

England's ODI skipper Alastair Cook reckons that the rigours of losing the ODI series to Australia after a humiliating Ashes has taken a toll on his leadership and it may lead to 'changes' in England set up.

updated: January 19, 2014 22:07 IST
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Alastair Cook has admitted that he could step down as England's ODI skipper after the end of the ongoing 5-match series against Australia. After England ended a miserable Ashes series being whitewashed 5-0, the Three Lions lost the ODI series as Australia won the third ODI by 7 wickets at Sydney on Sunday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead.

"I think English cricket needs a little bit of a change," Cook said in the post-match press conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground. "We'll talk over a lot of things. I think there will be some changes. We have kept losing games of cricket and I haven't been able to turn it around," he said.

Crushing defeats in Australia - eight international games in a row - have taken their toll on Cook and the left-hander admitted that losing the one-day series so emphatically has caused him to think again.

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