To beat India we have to do what no English side has done recently, says Alastair Cook

The visitors lost both their warm-up games ahead of the series to India 'A' and Delhi and Cook admitted it was not the kind of start they had wished before the series.

updated: January 10, 2013 17:19 IST
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Rajkot: Despite a dominant Test series victory over India a few weeks, England skipper Alastair Cook is wary of the hosts, saying the players of his "underdog" side will have to play out of their skins to repeat success in the One-day series, beginning on Thursday.

"Clearly we are the underdogs in this series but if you look through our side we have got a lot of firepower and world class players. For us to win this series, those world class players and everyone in our squad have to play out of skin," said Cook ahead of the series-opener at the newly built Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Kandheri.

The England skipper, who had led his team to a Test series triumph in India after 28 years at the end of 2012, said the team was lacking a bit in experience due to injuries to key members.

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