England assistant coach Paul Farbrace clarified that Alastair Cook is not suffering from an injury, despite seeming to be in discomfort while batting in the second innings of the Dubai Test against Pakistan.
Alastair Cook was dismissed for 263 on day four of the opening Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi after batting his side into the lead, England closing on 569 for eight in reply to Pakistan's 523 for eight declared.
England captain Alastair Cook opined that his team will need to get to a total of at least 500 after the kind of start they have had in their first innings of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Alastair Cook struck his 28th Test century on day three of the first Test in Abu Dhabi, also passing 1,000 runs in the calendar year, to help reduce England's deficit to Pakistan to 233 runs at stumps.
This is a very interesting phase in Test cricket considering the next generation of potential greats have already readied themselves, some of them have already been handed the reins of their national teams in at least one format.