Sunday People – Alastair Cook has vowed to plough on and answer his critics by rediscovering his best form for England after a miserable and inconsistent winter.

Summary

  • Alastair Cook has vowed to plough on and answer his critics by rediscovering his best form for England after a miserable and inconsistent winter.
  • Cook is one game away from equalling Allan Border’s record for playing 153 consecutive Test matches and while new national selector Ed Smith is not going to stop it from being broken, the pressure is on the former skipper.
  • Launching Yorkshire Tea’s National Cricket Week in conjunction with Chance to Shine, which runs in schools from 18-22 June, giving thousands of children across the country the chance to learn and play through cricket, Cook added: “My job never changes.
  • As the man with more Test hundreds to his name than any other Englishman, Cook is understandably concerned about the way in which white-ball cricket is dominating the agenda, not because he doesn’t like it, but because of the marginalising affect it is having on the red-ball game.
  • Cook is open minded about the new 100-ball concept which is due to arrive in 2020, but he remains concerned at the impact it could have on Test cricket which has been the pre-eminent format for so long, but is being squeezed.


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