Ashes 2015: Will Alastair Cook be England captain next year?

Video: Tom Collomosse gives his opinion on the future of Alastair Cook's captaincy ahead of this year's Ashes series

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Alistair Cook goes into this year's Ashes knowing his captaincy is on the line.

He had a good start when he started as full-time Test captain in August 2012, but after the 5-0 Ashes defeat in 2013/2014, his leadership has been under intense scrutiny, and never more so than now.

"There is a lot written about my captaincy and it is important I sometimes get on the front foot," Cook said before the start of the first Test against Australia in Cardiff on July 8.

"If you look back at previous teams, they were more methodical. Maybe there's more opportunity to be on the front foot with the players we've got now. As a leader of a group you have to change probably your style of leadership to the players you've got in the changing room and what gets the best out of them."

Will Cook still be captain in 2016 after this Ashes series? Find out what Tom Collomosse thinks in the video above.