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India tour of England 2014: Andrew Strauss says Alastair Cook will not be removed as England captain

It's a do or die situation for Alastair Cook © Getty Images
It’s a do or die situation for Alastair Cook © Getty Images

Jul 21, 2014

Andrew Strauss feels that Alastair Cook will not be removed as England captain but also said that he can’t back him for long. Cook’s position has been under a constant threat both because of his batting form and as well as his tactical side of his captaincy. But former England captain Strauss wants to check him throughout the ongoing Test series against India, as the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have shown a lot of faith on Cook.

In an interview with skysports news, Andrew Strauss said, “I don’t think he’s going to be sacked,’ ‘I think the ECB have placed a lot of faith in Alastair Cook. I also think halfway through the series, with the series still alive, would be the wrong time to do it.”

Mail Online reported that Alastair Cook’s poor run continues as he does not have a century in his last 27 innings and a half century in his last nine innings. Strauss further believes that,  “I still think the best case for England, certainly in the short term, is for Alastair Cook to regain form and for England to find a way of winning this Test series, and then the picture’s looking a lot rosier than it is right at the moment.” He added, “ Unless Alastair Cook, deep down, thinks I can’t continue any more, the pressure’s getting too much for me, it’s affecting my batting too much and calls it a day himself, I do expect him to be captaining in the next Test match.”

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