Alastair Cook is in desperate need of runs © Getty Images (File Photo)
Alastair Cook is in desperate need of runs © Getty Images (File Photo)

Wellington: England‘s embattled captain Alastair Cook has claimed that he has improved as a Test batsman despite going through a rough patch since 2013. The left-hand opening batsman’s last century for England was his 130 against New Zealand in Headingley Test match in May 2013.  Michael Vaughan, Geoff Boycott criticise England openers during 1st Test against West Indies

Cook, who was sacked as team’s ODI captain before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, could manage only 24 runs in the drawn first Test against West Indies. Cook said that he had reviewed his previous performances in early February and believes that it has changed quite a lot, adding that his game has improved over time, Stuff.co.nz reported. Andrew Flintoff: Alastair Cook deserves support through tough times; Kevin Pietersen needs to state his case for return

The opener further said that his success has been built on him being a resilient guy who could try and play each ball on its merits for a long period of time. The second match of the three-match Test series against West Indies will commence on Tuesday in Grenada. Peter Moores defends Alastair Cook after England fails to win 1st Test against West Indies