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Alastair Cook 'desperate' to continue as captain

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Despite hinting that he would quit following England's loss to Australia in the one-day series, captain Alistair Cook is now reportedly "desperate" to retain his position as the figurehead of the team. 

The 29-year-old said that: "England needed a change" following the ODI loss, and the 5-0 whitewash to Australia in the Ashes. 

But Cook told BBC Sport: "That was quite an emotional time - we'd just lost another game.

"I'm lucky enough to do this job. I'm desperate to carry on now."

Cook has received the backing of many team mates this week, including Ravi Bopara who described his captain as: "the best man for the job."

He has also received the backing of The England and Wales cricket board despite being just the third England captain in history to be on the wrong end of an Ashes whitewash.

England have just sealed their first victory whilst on tour in Australia, their 57 run win in their fourth one-day match today ends England's nine match losing streak.

This leaves Australia 3-1 up in the series with just one game remaining, to be played on Sunday.

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