England performances reviewed (1)

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England fans rejoiced last week having witnessed one of the greatest turnaround in the fortunes of a team.

Alaistar Cook became only the second captain after Sir Donald Bradman to win a five-Test series after being down in the first two matches. What a transformation we have witnessed.

It wasn't so much India who changed in this serives, rather it was England who did. As I once said in one of my pieces, the time Cook strikes form, the doyens will do too and that'll be the time this team will look invincible, the very same happened.

Once Cook hit that 95 at Southampton (helped by some luck), Ian Bell got into the groove too and then Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad joined in.

And we all know that when England's bowlers strike form, even Australia surrender, with all due respect, how can we expect India to tackle them who historically are poor players of swing and seam bowling.

Frankly speaking, it would have been 4-0 had the hosts bowled well at Lord's, just because England never bowled well there, it made the Indian batting look better. 

You have got to take you hat off to Cook. The steely approach that he showed throughout the summer is unbelievable and England have benefitted greatly.

With the curtains being called on the Tests for England in 2014, I take a look into how every player went about this series.

Click 'Begin Slideshow' to see the selections.

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