Alastair Cook praises England's 'death overs' duo

Alastair Cook (R) said that bowling in the death overs has been a area of concern for England in the recent times Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Southampton: Sep 6, 2011

England One-Day captain Alastair Cook praised the duo of Tim Bresnan and Jade Dernbach for their tight bowling in the death overs in the first ODI against India.

Cook feels Bresnan and Dernbach has the potential of taking England a long way in One-Day cricket.

“I thought we bowled very well in the second half of that 50 overs, especially in the batting powerplay towards the death,” said Cook while talking to media reporters on Sunday.

“I thought Jade and Bressie bowled well because at one stage we could have been looking at a score of over 300,” he added further.”

Cook agreed that bowling in the death overs has been an area of concern for England in the recent times.

“The final overs and powerplays was certainly a big area of our game which we needed to improve,” conceded the opening batsman of England.

“We’re making steps of progress in that area. That’s what we need to do to be more consistent in challenging the best teams,” he added further.”