[www.inewsguyana.com] – England’s Captain Alastair Cook has confirmed that he would sit out the short one-day series in West Indies.
The move was always on the cards after the demands on Cook during the Ashes tour and also because the West Indies trip comes just before the World Twenty20, in which Cook will not play.
Stuart Broad, the T20 captain, is expected to step up and make use of an extended opportunity to work with England’s limited-overs coach, Ashley Giles.
Asked on Sky Sports if he would be on the West Indies tour, Cook said: “No I won’t be. The Twenty20 guys have got their World Cup in Bangladesh and I think we see it as a great six weeks for them to start building the team.
“They’re never together very often and it gives them, and Broady and ‘Gilo’ time, to really have six weeks together to build for Bangladesh.”
The one-day leg of the tour is now likely to be captained by Broad, who leads the T20 side, although Eoin Morgan would be another option and has been touted as the man to captain the 50-over side in the long term.