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Rich 29th Aug 2012 - 11:57

Uphill Task For Captain Cook To Get Back Number One Status

Alastair Cook could struggle to win back world number one Test status, with William Hill offering 7/4 that he manages it as Captain.

Alastair Cook is 4/1 to become the longest serving England Captain & 5/1 to win the most tests as Captain. Hills think the change of Captain has not improved Kevin Pietersen's chances of getting an England recall and he is 8/11 not to play Test Cricket again and 11/8 to start the first Ashes Test. As for Andrew Strauss's future, Hills offer 5/2 that he becomes a permanent member of the Sky Sports Cricket Team and he is 25/1 to become the Chief Cricket correspondent for The Sun before the end of 2013!

"Alastair Cook should make a good Captain but England have a very hard set of fixtures ahead and without Strauss & KP it is going to be very hard to regain number one status," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.

Alastair Cook first innings as Captain of Test side: 7/1 Duck, 11/8 Fifty, 5/1 Century
Will England top the World Test Rankings with Alastair Cook as Captain: 7/4 Yes, 2/5 No
Cook to be longest England Captain of all-time: 4/1
Cook to win most tests as England Captain: 5/1

Strauss to become a permanent member of Sky Sports Cricket Team: 5/2
Strauss to become Chief Cricket Correspondence For The Sun By End 2013: 25/1

KP to play test cricket again for England: EVS Yes, 8/11 No
KP to play in 1st Ashes Test 2013: 11/8 Yes, 8/15 No
KP to play for England before end of 2013: 11/10 Yes, 4/6 No

Ashes 2013: 8/15 England, 3/1 Australia, 5/1 Drawn Series



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