England coach Peter Moores gives Alastair Cook backing

England captain Alastair Cook leaves the crease after being bowled by Mohammed Shami for 5 runs during day two of the 1st Investec Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 10, 2014
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England coach Peter Moores believes that Alastair Cook is the right man to captain the team.

England coach Peter Moores has backed Alastair Cook to continue as captain of the team.

Calls for Cook to step down from his role grew louder on Monday following England's 95-run defeat to India in the second Test at Lord's.

However, Moores is confident that the batsman is the right man to lead the Three Lions forward in the future.

"Cookie isn't hiding, he knows he's under pressure. He wants to carry on and is up for the challenge. I think he's the right man for the job," Moores told BBC Sport.

England return to action on Sunday when they get the third Test against India underway at The Ageas Bowl.

Coach of Lancashire Peter Moores applauds his players after the LV County Championship Division Two match between Gloucestershire and Lancashire on September 20, 2013
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