Cook destined to have illustrious career: Vaughan

August 17th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 17 (IANS) Former captain Michael Vaughan believes England opener Alastair Cook is destined to have an illustrious cricket career.

Cook, 26, rediscovered his form with a career-best 294 in England’s third Test victory over India at Edgbaston last week. It was his 19th Test hundred.

Cook, who has played 71 Tests, is now only three tons behind England’s record Test centurions Geoff Boycott, Colin Cowdrey and Wally Hammond and is 13th on the country’s all-time run list with 5,834.

“I don’t want to put him under too much pressure but he is going to get over 10,000 Test runs with over 35 Test match hundreds,” Vaughan was quoted as saying at London Evening Standard.

“He will probably be captain when Andrew Strauss relinquishes it in a few years’ time and he has got a tremendous career ahead.

“He is the type of player you want, very determined, he grinds out every run.

“At times it is not pretty but, look at the end result, he is a run-scorer.”

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