The Ashes: Under-fire Alastair Cook wants to stay England captain

Despite going 4-0 down in the on-going Ashes series, Cook insists he wants to continue as captain, leaving the big call on his post-Ashes future to the England selectors.

updated: December 29, 2013 14:13 IST
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Melbourne: Under-fire Alastair Cook says he wants to carry on as England captain but if the selectors think there is a better man for the job then he would take it on the chin.

England are on the brink of a humiliating series whitewash after Australia cruised to an eight-wicket victory in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne on Sunday with a day to spare.

Somehow the demoralised tourists, who gave up the Ashes in 14 playing days, have to find a way to stop the Australian juggernaut in this week's final Sydney Test from repeating the 5-0 rout of the 2006-07 series Down Under.

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