Trevor Bayliss jokes on Alastair Cook’s possibility of returning to England’s ODI side

In the final Test between England and Sri Lanka at Lord’s, England skipper Alastair Cook came out to bat in the middle order. In need of quick runs, Cook did the unthinkable. He smashed Shaminda Eranga over midwicket to bring up his 11th six in Test cricket. Later, he also played a scoop shot over the wicketkeeper.

Cook, who became the first English batsman to get to the 10,000 Test-run mark, is known for his orthodox batting style. Branded as a batsman for longer format, Cook usually does not improvise. Ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, Cook was stripped off the ODI captaincy and dropped from the side. ALSO READ: Infographic: Alastair Cook and the galore of records

England have a relatively different combination in limited-overs cricket with Eoin Morgan at the helm. The likes of Jos Buttlers and Jason Roys belong to the muscle, tattoo and scoop era. When England’s coach Trevor Bayliss was asked about Cook’s possible return to the limited-overs fold, the Aussie quipped, “I heard someone say he needed a few tattoos to make the grade, so I think he’s a way off that.”