The former English skipper and opening batsman, Alastair Cook is geared up to showcase his skills in the impending series. India and England are ready to lock horns with each other in the five-match series starting from August 1 at Edgbaston.
His performance against India A:
In the recent, unofficial Test against India A, Cook warmed himself by scoring a magnificent 180 runs off 268 deliveries. He rediscovered his form on a crucial time.
The experienced southpaw has been in a good nick recently for his county club Essex.
Cool gave credits to farming:
However, the veteran batsman Cook gave credits of his success to one of the unlikeliest sources.
While speaking about his success, he said that it is farming that has brought tranquillity to his life.
The ever-reliant batsman Cook also hoped that England gets a bit of rainfall so that his fields will grow fresh grass.
“Farming has got to get a bit of a credit for the runs I’ve been getting. Desperate for a bit of rain. The sheets need some new fresh grass and it could do with a bit of rain,” Cook said.
Role of Alastair Cook ahead of Test Series:
England fans will be pleased with his form as his inconsistency has remained a major question in the recent times.
Cook’s form has a vital role as his partners keeps on changing from the other side. England has really struggled to find a good long-time opening partner to aid Cook.
The consistency has lacked but the 33-year-old Alastair Cook recent run with Essex has been a positive sign personally for the southpaw.
Against India A, Cook slammed a marathon knock that eventually gave a victory of 253 runs to the home side.
“It was a dry wicket and a little bit of turn and hopefully, it will turn a little bit more as the game goes on. It is one of those wickets where you get it in the first 20-30 balls, which is like quite a hardwork but once you get into it, it is quite even and you get into a rhythm of batting,” Cook said.