England on way to Sri Lanka for ODI series

Ravi Bopara (left) clicks himself, Moeen Ali (centre) and Alastair Cook on the flight that took off with the England cricket team to Sri Lanka on Sunday. The Alastair Cook-led England team play seven One-Day Internationals between November 26 to December 16.


Asked if Kevin Pietersen’s controversial autobiography, released last month, will have an adverse effect on the team, Cook replied: “We have had a couple of weeks together and we haven’t felt the need to talk about it at all. The camp has been a really good place to be. I think we’ve moved on. All the fallout has happened.”


England will be using the tour of Sri Lanka as a build-up to the 2015 World Cup. Cook is confident about his team. “We haven’t had our full-strength side since the Champions Trophy [in June 2013]. Priorities change. We obviously had back-to-back Ashes series so a lot of the guys were rested from one-day cricket. That is not the case now,” he opined.