By CricketCountry Staff
London: Jul, 2012
Alastair Cook is happy with England’s performance after the victory over Australia in the second One-Day international at the Oval which has extended their winning streak to eight ODI matches.
"It's certainly not easy. You've got two really good performances from us in three days," Cook said.
"Consistency over a long period for us in One-Day cricket has been a slight problem recently," he added.
"We always knew we could put good performances in. But to back it up time and time again is probably where we've gone wrong in the past – so to do it twice in three days against Australia, as a captain that's really pleasing," Cook was quoted as saying to Telegraph.
"Jade came in and did really well," said Cook. "It was obviously disappointing for Jimmy not to play – but that's the reason why we have squads, and our strength in depth in seam bowling is really encouraging. For Jade to come in and perform as well as he did, bowling a lot of power play overs, is really good."
Cook also said that he was unsure about the extent of James Anderson’s injury.
"We're not sure yet. If it was a World Cup final, he probably would have played here. But it would have been made to risk him. We want people to be fully fit to play," he concluded