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Alastair Cook: England in a good place

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England captain Alastair Cook thinks that England are "in a good place" ahead of the upcoming Ashes this summer.

England completed a series whitewash over New Zealand yesterday after winning the second test at Headingley. 

With the first Ashes test on July 10, Cook believes that England have put themselves in a good position.

"It's great we've won two games first and foremost. For us its a good place to be," Cook told reporters.

"There's quite a long time now before the Ashes so a lot of things can change - a lot of one-day cricket to go but we're in a good place."

A victory of 247 runs in their second test against New Zealand gave England plenty to be positive about. 

However, Cook himself came under criticism by many after a delayed decision to declare meant the rain could have endangered England.


But the England captain believes that the ultimate result meant that his decision was the correct one.

"The result definitely vindicates the decision, no doubt about that at all. To win by 250 runs is a good win, and in just over three days cricket effectively," Cook told a news conference.

"Tactically, we thought the wicket was going to get worse, that was the reason we did not enforce the follow-on.

"It's very easy when you are sitting behind the rope...when you're not making that decision and you're not responsible for it. You are judged as a captain on results and this game we have won by 250 runs."

 

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