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    Alastair Cook is England's ODI Captain

    According to the Sun:

    Andy Flower will make Alastair Cook his new one-day skipper | The Sun |Sport|Cricket

    They're also saying that Strauss has retired from ODIs.

    Initial reactions? Mine was somewhere along the lines of "Nooooooo", followed by "Please let this be the Sun reporting bollocks again".

    Please.

    Please.
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    This is the sorrt of thing The Sun usually gets right tbf
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    Cook as a ODI captain?

    Massive Fail.

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    Seems an odd move. Do remember people on here a while back saying that Cook's really changed up his OD game, but to promote someone to captain who wasn't even in the team in the first place is itstl.
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    Succession management. The top job is his in a few years (probably after Strauss has retained the urn a couple more times) so he might as well get to grips with it in micky mouse cricket.

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    Cricinfo have it now too.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/conte...ry/513742.html

    Sigh. In a way I agree with GIMH, I can't be too bothered by the ODI team taking one for the Tests. But this just seems like a massively poor decision to me.

    Has Alastair Cook's captaincy ever actuallly impressed anyone?

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    He is not even in the ODI team .

    Making him captain is strange. It basically guarantees his selection though.

    Not sure how well Strauss Cook opening combination would do in the modern game.

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    Strauss is gone from the team, Cevno (assuming this is true)

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    England have actually been doing well in limited-overs cricket in the last couple of years.. winning the T20 WC, and ODI series against SA, Australia, Pakistan etc. Mainly it is down to stability and good selection. Strange that they would want to chuck all that and "succession plan" with Cook when they could have gone for someone who's an automatic pick for them in ODI cricket (Stuart Broad/Swann/Morgan/Bell). Swann would have been my choice.

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    Fully expected this to come at some point, would rather Strauss have continue for at least a year but was clear that this was not going to happen.

    Lack of alternatives the problem I suppose, Cook has been pretty decent in domestic one day cricket of late so we shall see.

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    If Strauss goes then it makes more sense.

    But didn't they deny it a while back that he is retiring right now?

    Who were the other options except for Cook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    If Strauss goes then it makes more sense.

    But didn't they deny it a while back that he is retiring right now?

    Who were the other options except for Cook?
    They did deny it, but that was during the WC, so ofc they just wanted to get rid of the distraction.

    Who else is there is part of the problem. The only people we can really say who have a confirmed spot in the lineup right now are Swann and Broad (to a lesser extent, Trott and Bresnan.)

    Which is why, since I consider Strauss still one of our best ODI batsmen, I thought there shouldn't have been a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    They did deny it, but that was during the WC, so ofc they just wanted to get rid of the distraction.

    Who else is there is part of the problem. The only people we can really say who have a confirmed spot in the lineup right now are Swann and Broad (to a lesser extent, Trott and Bresnan.)

    Which is why, since I consider Strauss still one of our best ODI batsmen, I thought there shouldn't have been a change.
    Agree, for me Strauss should be still opening, easily been one of the best players this past 2 years. I'm not sure about Cook, I think he could quite easily do a similar job to Strauss and that's how they are probably seeing it, a like for like replacement. I think, he has improved his one day game and scores quite quickly but he hasn't played for the one day team, bar that Bang tour, for a fair length of time.
    You should always pick your best players for the side, then pick a Captain out of them, not pick a Captain first who's not in the side.

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    Not sure what the fuss is to be honest. We swapped one average ODI batsman with another average ODI batsman who just so happens to be younger and will actually be around for the next world cup. Cook got a raw deal in his last run with the ODI side so I don't see why he shouldn't get a proper go. Is he the best choice as captain? Probably not, I would have gone for Swann. However, in looking out for the future of the England test team, the reasoning is sound.

    And please dont bring up Strauss' recent record. His record against the top 8 teams in the world is and always has been ordinary.
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