Essex opener Cook was England’s standout batsman during Ashes’ win in the winter.
However, he had not been included in the subsequent one-day series against Australia or the 2011 World Cup, where he was England suffered a 10-wicket loss to hosts Sri Lanka in the quarterfinals, proving Strauss’s latest standing.
Cook, who later also succeeded Strauss as Test captain, helped propel England to the top of the world rankings in 2012 after scoring three ODI centuries that year himself.
England also reached the final of the 2013 Champions Trophy where they were defeated by India at Edgbaston.
However, Cook could not find a consistent winning formula in the 50-over format.
His individual form with the bat also came under scrutiny, having averaged just 27.52 in 20 ODI games, when the England and Wales Cricket Board had questions about Cook’s role as a limited player.
After a 5-2 defeat in Sri Lanka, Cook with 36 wins and 30 losses in 69 games was finally replaced in December 2014 by Eoin Morgan, who also became T20 captain after Broad.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cricket/alastair-cook-england-andrew-strauss-stuart-broad-paul-collingwood-b2071960.html On this day in 2011: Sir Alastair Cook is appointed captain of England’s ODI