Alastair Cook hopes home advantage will help England win ICC Champions Trophy
Alastair Cook has set his sights on leading England to World Cup glory as he prepares for a busy summer.
Last Updated: 05/04/13 2:46pm
The opener is confident his side can bounce back from a disappointing tour of New Zealand, and he believes his squad have enough ability to earn their first title in a 50-over competition in the ICC Champions Trophy in June.
Victory on home soil coupled with another Ashes win would be an unprecedented double for England, which also would serve as a huge morale boost ahead of the 2015 World Cup.
Cook said: "We haven't won an ICC 50-over event so the Champions Trophy is certainly a priority.
"It's here in our home conditions which we hope to make the most of and then in two years' time there is the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. We haven't won that either.
"They are two big tournaments coming up and we have certainly got the team, if we keep developing, to have a chance of winning them."
England came under fire for their lacklustre performance in the three drawn Tests in New Zealand, who provide the first opposition of the summer for two Tests and three one-day internationals in May and June.
But a defiant Cook insisted the team did not underestimate the opposition, adding: "We knew how tough it would be. New Zealand have got some really good young players who we will hear a lot more about in the future.
"The bottom line is we did not play as well as we could have done and if you do that in any international team you don't deserve to win."