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Alastair Cook has vowed to stay on as England captain, despite his team slipping to yet another defeat against India at Lord's.
The Essex star has been heavily criticised by pundits and fans alike following a disastrous run of ten tests without a win.
England's last ten test results
- England v Australia (The Oval) - Match drawn (Aug 13)
- Australia v England (Brisbane) - Australia won by 381 runs (Nov 13)
- Australia v England (Adelaide) - Australia won by 218 runs (Dec 13)
- Australia v England (Perth) - Australia won by 150 runs (Dec 13)
- Australia v England (Melbourne) - Australia won by 8 wickets (Dec 13)
- Australia v England (Sydney) - Australia won by 281 runs (Jan 14)
- England v Sri Lanka (Lord's) - Match drawn (June 14)
- England v Sri Lanka (Leeds) - Sri Lanka won by 100 runs (June 14)
- England v India (Nottingham) - Match drawn (July 14)
- England v India (Lord's) - India won by 95 runs (July 14)
Cook's own form with the bat has suffered as well, with the 29-year-old having not hit a century in over a year.
Despite the poor sequence of results, Cook says he won't be standing down any time soon.
Alastair Cook's future as England captain could be in doubt after the Essex star failed once again with the bat.
The 29-year-old could only manage 22 in his second innings against India, to follow-up a score of 10 in his first knock.
It means that Cook now hasn't hit a century in 27 test innings, and his captaincy credentials have also come into question.
Cook's woes with the bat
- Cook's last century was against New Zealand in May 2013. He hit 130 at Headingley.
- Since then, he's averaged just over 24.
With England on 105-4 going into the final day at Lord's, and chasing an unlikely target of 319 to win, a ninth consecutive test without a win looks a real possibility.
Many pundits now think that enough in enough, including former skipper Michael Vaughan who told The Telegraph that taking the captaincy away from Cook could help to revitalise his career.
Cook can only sit and hope that the rest of the England batsmen can get him out of jail today, but anything less than a win would surely lead to serious questions about his fate.