With One day left for England Cricket Board (ECB) to declare the fifteen-man team for the International Cricket Council World Cup 2015, on Friday Alastair Cook got fired as the England captain for the One Day Internationals.

However, Steve Harmison, the former England pace bowler, has asserted that he is sad with the timing of Alastair Cook’s sacking by the England Cricket Board (ECB).

Sources from media have made it crystal clear that Cook has been fired as the England One Day International skipper. There are reports which are not confirmed yet that Eoin Morgan will do the captaincy in the tri-series and the International Cricket Council World Cup 2015.

An official declaration from the England Cricket Board (ECB) is yet to be stated regarding Alastair Cook’s dismissing and Morgan’s appointment as the skipper and most probably it will be done on 20th December. 

Cook’s dismissal has not come as a surprise because his One Day International batting form immersed greatly this year and his strategy as a skipper also came under the focus.

He said to the media that to get rid of him now when he has taken lots of hits for some people in the England Cricket Board (ECB) is unjust. He would have liked them to have done it six months back, if at all.

Previously many former England legends and skippers like Michael Vaughan, Alec Stewart and Nasser Hussain had called for Alastair Cook to be sacked as England ODI captain.

Harmison also said that affairs like the 5-0 Ashes loss last winter, Kevin Pietersen‘s International career adjournment and call to step-down as England’s Test captain had not assisted him to cope-up with this matter as he faced a poor year of cricket.

Harmison also said that the England Cricket Board (ECB) said he is their man, he is their skipper, they are going to return with him and then they get rid of him at the last minute.

In the previous 20 innings, Alastair Cook has an average of only 27.52 that includes the recent 5-2 series loss away to Sri Lanka.



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