Cook his proves maturity

November 29, 2010 at 10:33 am Leave a comment

Alistair Cook hit his maiden first-class double century and what a stage to do it on. The Aussie bowling attack are going to have to come up with some different tricks if they are going to get Cook’s wicket cheaper than they have in Brisbane.

It was down to Cook and Andrew Strauss that Australia weren’t able to wrap up the match following their first innings lead. The openers saw off everything the Aussies had to throw at them and pretty much broke their spirit with their partnership. The Ashes betting now suggest he will be England’s top batsman.

The England opener has got his series off to the ideal start, especially after being singled out by the Aussie’s before hand, as England’s weak link. His double century along with his 67 from the first innings, will give the Essex boy a huge confidence boost going into the rest of this winter’s series.

14 Test centuries at 25 years old is pretty much unheard of, Cook has always shown maturity beyond his years but even more so during his performances at Brisbane. As a vice-captain, the pressure is always on Cook to lead by example, putting on 188 for the opening wicket with captain Strauss sets the tone throughout the whole team and that should be transferred to the Adelaide Oval and the Ashes betting tips reflect this.

If the England openers can continue to look as comfortable as they did during their second innings, then the Aussie’s are going to have a tough job finding out if the English batting line-up have any real weaknesses.


Entry filed under: England.

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