Alastair Cook facing toughest time of his career, says Nasser Hussain

With a 150-run victory at Perth, Australia reclaimed the Ashes, just a couple of months after Alastair Cook's England had retained it by winning 3-0 at home.

updated: December 17, 2013 17:44 IST
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Leading England out of their Ashes slump will be the biggest challenge of captain Alastair Cook's career, according to former skipper Nasser Hussain. (Scorecard)

After success in three series', England relinquished their grip on the urn on Tuesday when Australia recorded a third consecutive Test victory in Perth to establish an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. (Match Report)

With Tests in Melbourne and Sydney still to come, England are at risk of a humiliating series whitewash, and Hussain wants Cook to stand up and be counted.

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