The final nail in the coffin of Cook's captaincy came on the fourth day of the Headingley Test versus Sri Lanka. He was lost, clueless, devoid of inspiration and an embarrassment to the role of England skipper.
England head coach Peter Moores has given his full backing to embattled Test captain Alastair Cook, who was blasted from all corners after his side's series defeat to Sri Lanka and a slump in batting form.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has achieved his career-best ranking to date, while England¿s Moeen Ali and Sam Robson have made it to the top 100 in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen.
England batsman Moeen Ali was disconsolate after his side's defeat to Sri Lanka at Headingley on Tuesday, having batted for more than a day for a century that turned out to be in vain.
The second Test in Leeds was a thriller that saw Sri Lanka win with one ball to spare, with Moeen Ali's all-day resistance nearly saving the game for England. There was much scrutiny over Alastair Cook's captaincy though.