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I wouldn't pick Cook if I were Flower, to be honest. What I value above everything else in limited overs cricket is someone's willingness to attempt what is needed for the team to win above what would absolve one of blame. Cook to a good extent ticks that box and I like the lad (it appears otherwise, I know ). He is trying to win, I can see that, but I just don't believe he is technically up to it and it could mess up his Test batting, something that he worked so hard to fix.


Esentially limited overs cricket in India, Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh has developed in such a way that 330 is par on many wickets. It doesn't matter who your bowlers are, you will have to outbat the opposition. And I don't think Cook can score straight which effectively means anyone bowling wicket to wicket will shut him out. It was quickly forgotten with the exploits of Jonny Bairstow but there was an embarrassing period of play earlier in that match where the run rate was climbing and Cook was missing everything off Kohli while trying to hit him out of the ground. I see that he has added a reverse sweep to his repertoire, but he needs more money shots.



Could he learn by 2015? Yes he could but it's not more likely than Strauss being able to carry on till then, so he shouldn't have been forced into retirement.

 

 



-- Edited by Salmon on Tuesday 25th of October 2011 10:00:12 PM

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I find it hard to get excited about 1 day cricket. I like Twenty-20 and, although those outside of England & Australia don't seem to agree, I still think test cricket is the best form of the game, but 1 day seems a bit pointless. You can tell something isn't working when they have to change the rules every single year.

P.s. Salmon, shouldn't you add Azarenka to your signature?



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RBBOT wrote:


P.s. Salmon, shouldn't you add Azarenka to your signature?


 

Brilliant.

 

Totally agree about Tests being the best form. I don't like ODIs much and T20s even less than ODIs. I wouldn't watch be able to watch limited overs if Tests stop existing, because I am interested in the short stuff solely due to the fact that the same players feature in Tests.

 



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Ah yes, I heard that the Cricket World Cup is upon us. Hope it's a good tournament and that England do OK.

The final is on the same day as the Wimbledon men's final. I reckon this is the next generation's time ...

Anyone got a tip for the Derby ? 



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