England are on the brink of a humiliating series whitewash after Australia cruised to an eight-wicket win in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.

“I’m totally responsible as captain for the team and if, at the end of the series, the selectors decide I’m not the best man for the job, then so be it,” Cook told reporters.

“It would hurt and I’ve got no plans of going anywhere. I’m desperately trying to use as much of my experience of playing 100 Tests to help turn this team around. “I’m 100 percent wanting to carry on. If someone makes that decision, and says ‘We think there’s a better man’ or ‘You’re not good enough to do it’, then I have to take that on the chin because as a captain, you’re responsible for the team.”