6 Feb 2014

Cook should retain England captaincy says batting coach

8:07 am on 6 February 2014

Alastair Cook should retain the England cricket captaincy despite their recent run of hapless performances.

That's the opinion of the England batting coach Graham Gooch in the wake of Cook's captaincy coming under scrutiny in the fallout from the Ashes tour debacle in Australia.

England travel to the West Indies for a one-day series at the end of this month without Cook, who will take a break, and Gooch is certain the 29-year-old will come back refreshed.