Dubai: Alastair Cook made his Test debut in India, flying to Nagpur from an A tour in the Caribbean. He made a second-innings century and has gone on to add 19 more. With Andrew Strauss retiring after the series defeat against South Africa, Cook, now 27, has the task of guiding England back to the top of the rankings. Ahead of the India tour, he spoke to Wisden India about England’s preparations for the tour in the United Arab Emirates, the return of Kevin Pietersen and how he hopes the team will be more successful than its predecessors.
You've just reached the end of three days here at the ICC Global Cricket Academy. How's it all gone?
It's been brilliant. We've been here before and yet again, the facilities have been fantastic. Three excellent days of hard work, and different types of surfaces we can practice on…We couldn't have asked for anything more. All the lads have got a lot out of it.