Cook challenges England to finish on a high

Alastair Cook has won two ODI series as England captain since May 2011 Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Cardiff: Sep 15, 2011

England One-Day International captain Alastair Cook has challenged his side to “finish on a high” by beating India in the last ODI to be played at Cardiff on Friday.

“We’re going to have to play at the top of our game to try to win – and finish the summer on a high as a one-day team,” he was quoted by BBC.

Cook, who was named the ODI skipper in May, has won both his ODI series against Sri Lanka and India at home and believes that there s lot more to come from this England side.

“It’s been a good start and I’m very happy with the way the lads have taken to me as captain and bought into the ideas. I’m very happy with winning both series. We know how tough it’s going to be in the next two months or so – in a return series in India – but this side has always responded well to challenges,” he said.

“We are a very young side trying to make progress. The exciting thing is I don’t think we’ve played as well as we can. We have been put under pressure in this series but have still won the games. That is very encouraging,” he added.