Alastair Cook: Stuart Broad gave England skipper backing

One-day international: Scotland v England

  • Venue: Mannofield, Aberdeen
  • Date: Friday, 9 May
  • Start time: 10:30 BST

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Alastair Cook says he was urged to carry on as England's Test and one-day captain by Twenty20 skipper Stuart Broad and other squad players.

Cook, who admits to questioning his role as captain following last winter's Ashes whitewash, is preparing to lead England in a one-day international against Scotland in Aberdeen on Friday

England's early-season fixtures

9 May: ODI v Scotland, Aberdeen

20 May: T20 v Sri Lanka, The Oval

22 May: 1st ODI v Sri Lanka, The Oval

25 May: 2nd ODI v Sri Lanka, Chester-le-Street

28 May: 3rd ODI v Sri Lanka, Old Trafford

31 May: 4th ODI v Sri Lanka, Lord's

3 June: 5th ODI v Sri Lanka, Edgbaston

"I spoke to Stuart Broad and others and they said 'no, you must carry on'," said Cook, who also led the one-day side to a 4-1 reverse against Australia in the series that followed the Ashes.

Following a turbulent winter, there has been a shake-up off the pitch with Peter Moores taking over following Andy Flower's resignation as team director and Paul Downton replacing Hugh Morris as managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Cook, however, remains in his role and he has started the domestic season in good form by scoring two centuries for Essex in the County Championship.

He said it would have been "wrong" not to question his role as leader after such a bad period.

"It was nice that the guys I spoke to - other members of the side - were very supportive," he said.

"It's a great honour to captain England. When we walk out at the venues and they announce the England team led by me, it's a great feeling. But you've got to be winning games of cricket."

Following England's single ODI against Scotland, they will play a five-match series against Sri Lanka.

England ODI squad: Alastair Cook (Essex, captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Harry Gurney (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Joe Root (Yorkshire), James Tredwell (Kent), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).

Scotland ODI squad: Kyle Coetzer (captain), Freddie Coleman, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Majid Haq, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Preston Mommsen, Safyaan Sharif, Rob Taylor, Iain Wardlaw.