We Are 100 Per Cent Behind Cook - Alex Hales
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Following a 133-run defeat to India in the second game of the five-match series in Cardiff, Cook said that he was disappointed that Swann had said that he should 'not bother' playing ODI cricket any more.
Swann has subsequently stood by his views that England will not win the World Cup in 2015 and that Cook should not be in the team.
However, Swann's former Nottinghamshire team-mate Hales defended Cook one day before the third ODI at Trent Bridge.
"Well everyone is entitled to their opinion, but the guys in the dressing room are 100 per cent behind Alastair (Cook)," he said.
"And if you look at his record in one-day cricket, it is a pretty good one.
"You know, all the guys are behind him and, you know, backing him to lead us and bouncing back against the Indians in this series."
Hales, who made his debut in the Cardiff match, helped England off to a good start, putting on 54 with Cook at the other end, and he adds that Cook is the right man to open the innings.
"We have just played the one game and we got off to a pretty good start with a 50-partnership.
"And he is obviously a very technically sound guy and I think he is the right guy at the top of the order.
"And hopefully he will show everyone this series what he can do."
Having been denied by the weather in Bristol, where the opening match in the series was abandoned, Hales says his ODI debut was a dream come true.
"It is obviously a dream come to true, to have made my debut the other day, particularly after how last season went in first class cricket.
"I have had to work really hard and you know, shown people that I can be more than just a 'T20 slogger', if you will.
"So I am really happy that this opportunity has come along, and even more so in front of a home crowd tomorrow."
Video courtesy of SNTV
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