England's Alastair Cook quit as England test captaincy after an unsatisfying tour of India where England was beaten by 4-0 in the five match series.
The Gloucester ( England ) born batsman has lead England in 59 test matches, more than any another English Captain in the history after he was hired skipper in August 2012. England middle order batsman Joe Root is expected to be England new captain.
The 32 years old batsman has won 2013 and 2015 Ashes series and also won series against India in 2012 and the Proteas ( South Africa ).
The Essex batsman has lead the one - day side for 69 matches.
Alastair Cook Said: "It's been a huge honour to be England captain and to lead the test team over the past five years stepping down has been an incredibly hard decision but I know this is the correct decision for me and at the right time for the team.
"I've had time to reflect after the India series and this weekend I spoke to Colin Groves, the chairman, to explain and offer my resignation, It's a sad day personally in many ways but I want to thank everyone I've captained, all the coaches and support staff and of course, the England supporters and the Barmy Army who follow us home and away and have given us unwavering support."