>> English cricket's captain says, no more. Alastair Cook resigning as England's Test skipper after a record 59 matches in charge. Stepping down, he said it was the right time for the team, but offering to carry on as a Test player. His skipper highlights including two Ashes series wins against Australia.
But since taking the captaincy in 2012, Cook has faced criticism for his tactical choices. Though his raw talent as a player has rarely been questioned. The 32-year-old batsman is England's highest run scorer in Test cricket, with 11,057 to his name. The search to replace him is already underway.
The team hoped to have a successor in place before England traveled to the West Indies on the 22nd of February.