Paddy Power make Alistair Cook odds on not to captain England’s next Test after his side’s disastrous series in India.

Yesterday’s defeat – surrendered with a meek batting performance after conceding a record total the day before – summed up a poor year under Cook’s leadership.

England’s limp display in the 4-0 series defeat has prompted calls for Cook’s resignation, lead by legendary figure Geoffrey Boycott.

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We make it 4/7 that he won’t lead the team in their next Test – with Joe Root the favourite to succeed him (8/11).

Asked about the captaincy situation spokesperson Paddy Power said: “Cook has looked stumped at what he can do to change his side’s fortunes.

“Sadly, it seems he may be the root of the problem – and Root may well be the answer.”

To captain England in next Test

Root – 8/11
Cook – 5/4
Broad – 33/1
Bairstow – 50/1
Anderson – 66/1
Stokes – 66/1
Kevin Pietersen – 200/1