Described the Ashes loss as the lowest low of his life after England handed over the urn to the Aussies at the end of the third Test at Perth. He once again lamented at key personnel not batting well and congratulated Australia, whom he thought thoroughly deserved the Ashes.
Cook, who suffered his first series defeat as skipper, told reporters he realised there would be a detailed autopsy of the team’s failure.
He accepted that key England players were down on their best form in the first three Tests, but said it was premature to read anything more long-term into it.
But he said the English would not be pushed into making wholesale changes for the last two Tests in Sydney and Melbourne.
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