Cooks looks for one-day glory

June 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm Leave a comment

New England one-day skipper Alistair Cook has vowed to prove his critics wrong and prove he has what it takes to be a captain in the limited overs game.

Cook has become a stalwart of the test side since making his debut in 2006 but has been unable to consistently secure a place in the one-day side due to his sometimes pragmatic style. Fans of Betfair mobile will know he isn’t the faster scorer around.

The Essex-man has only made 26 ODI appearances and hasn’t played for the 50-overs side since filling in as skipper for Andrew Strauss for the series against Bangladesh in 2010.

However, Cook is known within the game for his strong personality and leadership credentials, which has seen him earmarked as a possible England skipper from a young age. Anyone looking at their iPhone betting app is likely to know this.

However, he knows he has to step up his game if he want to prove himself as a one-day player and is hoping to transfer his excellent recent form in the test series into match winning performances for the one-day side.

“As an international player you are always under pressure and you’ve always got to prove yourself,” he said.

“I’m excited by that challenge and I think my one-day game has evolved.

The five match series kicks off on Tuesday at the KIA Oval and Cook’s form could be key due to the prolific nature of the Sri Lankan batting line-up.

Despite the criticism levelled at him, on closer inspection his one day record isn’t that bad, having scored a century against India as well as five half-centuries during his career. However, he still has a number of fierce critics, including former England captain Michael Atherton but Cook says he is certain he will prove the doubters wrong.

“I know I can score runs at the top of the order and I’m excited that I’m in a good place to go and show that” he added.


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