June 5, 2012

English cricket

Cook learns to thrive in England's high-pressure zone

Carlyle Laurie

England’s batsman Alastair Cook has been involved in over 110 partnerships with captain Andrew Strauss, with the pair scoring over 5,000 Test runs together. Cook tells Nick Hoult, from the Daily Telegraph, that they have been successful as they are similar players with similar techniques.

“Actually, we do get on very well on and off the field,” Cook said. “We are similar characters and similar players. We have dinner on tour. We talk about all sorts of things. I saw that stat the other day [5,000 runs]. It is a nice little thing to have done. It is quite clearly the opening partnership that tries to set the tone.”

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