England: Alastair Cook Eager For New Era To Begin V Sri Lanka

Captain Alastair Cook is eager for England's new era to 'get going' in the one-day series against Sri Lanka.

Cook, 29, was absent as England lost their one-off Twenty20 international against the same opponents on Tuesday.

But the Essex batsman returns for the five-match one-day series, which starts at The Oval on Thursday.

"I think getting going are the right words," Cook said. "We just want to play some cricket. We want to start the journey of the next year or so."

Since returning from a winter during which they were beaten 5-0 by Australia and lost to the Netherlands in the World Twenty20, Cook has been eager to begin working with new England coach Peter Moores.

Moores, 51, was reappointed after Andy Flower resigned following the Ashes whitewash.

His partnership with Cook began with a rain-affected win over Scotland in Aberdeen, and continues with the Test and one-day series against Sri Lanka and India this summer.

(BBC)

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