Cook Proving ODI Credentials

June 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment

There have been questions raised over Alastair Cook’s ability to play in the shorter forms of the game, but the Essex star is starting to show why he is a threat in whatever cricket he plays. The player is always a favourite with fans making a bet with

It has been well established that, at Test level, Cook is one of the most promising talents in the game. He looks set to take over the captain’s role from Andrew Strauss, when the current skipper decides it is time to step down from leading a side he has guided to number one in the Test rankings.

However, there have been murmurs from some quarters suggesting that the left–handed opener cannot adapt his game to the quicker scoring one-day game but, surely, his last outing at the crease proved his doubters wrong?

Cook notched up an impressive 112, as he created the foundations for a decent England batting display, which helped record an eight-wicket victory over the West Indies at the Oval, and wrapped up the ODI series in the process.

In what is a big summer of one-day cricket for England, with Australia set to come over to the UK for a five-match series, it is vital that Cook and the other big hitters are starting to come into form at the right time.

Having looked settled in the role as opener for the one-day side, Cook was pleased with his performance against the Windies at The Oval and he expects more to come, this summer.

He said: “We’ve talked about it a lot, and the lads at the top of the order are delivering. It was nice for me to score some runs. I haven’t been hitting the ball as well as I’d like, this summer, so to get a hundred in a match-winning performance is very pleasing.”

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