Former opener pleased by Cook decision
Former England opener Marcus Trescothick has backed Alistair Cook to succeed as his country's new Test captain.
The Essex batman was appointed to the role following Andrew Strauss' announcement that he had decided to retire from all forms of the game following his recent poor showing in the series against South Africa. Cook has plenty of experience of leading the side, as he is already the captain of the One Day team and will not be fazed by the challenge that awaits him. Trescothick believes the 27-year-old is the perfect man for the job and has backed him to continue England's success. "I believe Alastair Cook will be a worthy successor," he said. "He has impressed me as one-day skipper since taking over and again is the right sort of character for the job. "He will take the team forward. His batting has been superb for a long time now, so he leads by example and commands the respect of the other players," he added.