Cook confident of improving England’s poor record in India

Cook confident of improving England’s poor record in IndiaLondon, Sep 30 : England ODI skipper Alastair Cook is confident his side can end the team's poor record in India in recent times.

Thirteen times the sides have tackled each other on the subcontinent in the past five years and England has triumphed just once in 2006.

The India series will be Cook's first major overseas assignment as full-time one-day captain as he will try his best to to beat the world champions on their own turf.

"India is tough. They are World Champions at home and itching for revenge, but I am quietly confident our side will put up a good show," Cook said.

"The last two tours we have lost 5-1 and 5-0 so that is the challenge we have, but this England is a different group of players to the past," The Mirror quoted him, as saying.

"We had tough times in this series, we won 3-0 but we were put under the pump at times but there was no shirking. People were still queuing up to bowl and trying to get it right.

"It is down to us and how we cope with conditions. If we focus on getting our method right and skills right, we'll put up a very good fight," Cook said. (ANI)



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