BREAKING NEWS: Cook to take time over captaincy decision

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Alastair Cook says he will take time to consider his future as England captain, after an innings-and-75-run defeat in Chennai rounded off a miserable Test series in India.

Cook's position at the helm of his country's Test team has become the subject of increasing debate and a 4-0 defeat to India has heaped further pressure on the experienced opener.

In an interview with Sky Sports following the loss in Chennai on Tuesday, Cook was directly asked if he remains the right man to lead England in the five-day format.

"This is not the place to be standing asking me these questions," he replied.

"I've got to go away, do some thinking, get back home and do it without the emotive side of what's happened over the last nine weeks."

Joe Root is England's current vice-captain and would be expected to take over should Cook decide to step aside.