BREAKING NEWS: Cook steps down as England captain

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Bangladesh v England - Second Test Day Three
Alastair Cook has stepped down as England's Test captain after 59 matches in charge of the team.

Cook vowed to take time to consider his position after a 4-0 Test series defeat in India late last year and the opening batsman offered his resignation to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Sunday.

The 32-year-old's resignation was accepted, with Director of England Cricket Andrew Strauss revealing that a successor should be announced before the team travel to West Indies on February 22.

Joe Root has been tipped to step up from his role as vice-captain to lead the side in the longest format.