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Alistair Cook
« on: January 18, 2010, 09:08:50 PM »

Alistair Cook is to captain the England Team when they play Bangladesh in March. Strauss has been dropped. What do all you guys think about this decision ?
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 09:11:06 PM »

rested not dropped
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 09:15:47 PM »

Dont like the idea personally. Strauss needs form, and to keep motivating the england side which we know at times can be lackluster.
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 09:18:50 PM »

I think the tour to bangladesh is a bit of weird choice though, i can see why they are resting straussy but think it makes a bit of a mockery of england captain, not a part time job!

anderson's out too i hear?
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 09:20:57 PM »

Yep..Anderson is rested too
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 09:25:45 PM »

I think the tour to bangladesh is a bit of weird choice though, i can see why they are resting straussy but think it makes a bit of a mockery of england captain, not a part time job!

anderson's out too i hear?
Yeah i agree. But its not till march Surely thats enough time to rest. i like Cookie he's one of my favourite players but i still think its not right. also Carberry and Tredwell Brought in.
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 09:30:10 PM »

Strauss deserves it - he has played non stop cricket and, in my opinion, was the best batsman in 2009.

I was watching Sky Sports News and they comapred the amount of matches Strauss will be able to take part in, in 2010 and basically he will play 50% more cricket (12 tests) than Ricky Ponting will be able to (8 tests) and 200% more than the other international captains (4/5 tests).

That, you will agree, is a lot.
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 09:31:54 PM »

yeah it is a lot, but he's a professional cricketer and captain of his country, look at players aorund him like colly, he does all strauss does plus T20 and he's going....
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 09:37:40 PM »

I dont know if you captain your club side, but I have done, and its a job in itself. Admittedly Strauss doesnt have to be the one chasing his players, trying to put 11 men down for a game, but even without that, I feel that captaining was a whole different ball game. And it DOES affect your personal game, negatively most of the time. Getting a 50 was a standard thing for me, but when I was asked to captain the team, I wasnt getting nearly as many half tons.
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