England allrounder Stuart Broad insisted on Tuesday that Alastair Cook remained the right man to lead in Test cricket as he all but disclaimed his own chances of leading his country in the five-day game. England recently went down to a 1-0 defeat in a two-Test series at home to Sri Lanka, with Cook's highest score in four innings a meagre 28. (England suffering 'Ashes Hangover', Says Kevin Pietersen)
That meant the left-handed opener had gone more than a year since scoring the last of his England record 25 hundreds, while his performance in the field on the fourth day in the second Test at Headingley -- which Sri Lanka went on to win by 100 runs -- led to criticism from the likes of Shane Warne and Geoffrey Boycott. (Cook Must Quit or Take a Break: Shane Warne)
However, Broad -- England's Twenty20 skipper -- said he was looking forward to seeing Cook get back amongst the runs in a five-Test series against India which starts at the Nottinghamshire paceman's Trent Bridge home ground next week.