Alastair Cook admitted that it would be 'incredibly hard' to win the series against West Indies © AFP (File Photo)
Alastair Cook admitted that it would be ‘incredibly hard’ to win the series against West Indies © AFP (File Photo)

London: England Test captain Alastair Cook has called on his teammates to turn their focus on the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua, insisting that they should brush aside their distractions after enduring a dismal World Cup campaign.

England begin their first of a three-match Test series against the West Indies in Antigua on Monday before home Test series against New Zealand and Australia.

England suffered a tumultuous winter campaign as Cook was stripped off the role of one-day captaincy prior to the disastrous World Cup.

Cook said that they must concentrate on what they control, which is the cricket, the BBC reported. The Test skipper, however, admitted that it would be ‘incredibly hard’ to win the series.