Cook confident of regaining form in remaining Tests

London: England opening batsman Alastair Cook is confident of regaining his form in the two remaining Tests against India.

Cook, who accumulated 766 runs in five Tests against Australia in the Ashes Down Under, has been struggling for runs against India, and has scored just 19 runs in two Tests.

“I’m naturally suited to playing in hot conditions. I’ve always been able to concentrate. I don’t really sweat that much, so I don’t lose much of my bodily energy,” a daily quoted Cook, as saying.

It’s always frustrating when you don’t contribute as a player. But what you have to remember is that no one will always bang out runs all the time. No matter how many runs you have, you can always fail for a few innings.”

“I hope it won’t be long before I can score runs again. It’s what the game of cricket is, and it keeps you grounded,” he added.

Cook would have been concerned about his form if England were losing games, but the fact that they are currently 2-0 ahead in the four match Test series will ease the pressure on him at the top of the batting order.

The 26-year-old will go to Edgbaston for the crucial third Test, in which England can clinch the series and top spot in the rankings, in relaxed mood and ready to produce the big innings which could set up another victory.


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