England skipper Cook feels that it is high time his side delivered the goods after losing yet another game in the 2014 Australian tour © Getty Images
England skipper Alastair Cook feels that it is high time his side delivered the goods © Getty Images


Jan 13, 2014


England skipper Alastiar Cook has urged his side to deliver the goods, after they lost to Australia in the first One-Day International (ODI) at Melbourne, thus extending their nightmarish run in the on-going tour.


“It’s tough when you keep losing games. It’s hard to keep confidence up. It does take a hit. Somehow we need to find a way to stop the rot,” said Cook to Express.co.uk after the six-wicket loss at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).


Aaron Finch was dropped by Gary Ballance early on in the innings, which ultimately proved costly for England, as the former went on to score a match-winning 121.


“For too long, for many months, we have been dropping too many catches.We can’t keep gifting good chances away. We haven’t fielded to the standards we are capable of and we have to do better,” added Cook.


With ODI caravan moving to Brisbane next, there may be some changes in the England side, which may also include the axing of Joe Root and fast-bowler Boyd Rankin missing out due to a cramp.