Third Test `do or die` situation for England: Alastair Cook

ANI| Updated: Dec 12, 2013, 15:26 PM IST

London: England captain Alastair Cook is looking forward to the fight in the third Ashes Test against Australia in Perth.

Cook described the third Test as `do or die` for England.

However, Cook`s cause was immediately hindered when Monty Panesar suffered an injury to further complicate England`s delicate selection process.

According to the Guardian, Panesar, who made his first international appearance in almost nine months in the second Test defeat at Adelaide, was unable to bowl in the team`s practice session at the Waca because of a sore side.

Cook confessed to a sleepless night after being bowled by Mitchell Johnson for one during England`s second Test defeat in Adelaide.

He said that his team did not play well and that hurts like hell, adding that it has been a challenging few weeks and it`s kind of do or die in this series, the report added.