Monday, 13 July 2015 - 7:50
Bayliss praise for 'fantastic' captain Cook
Trevor Bayliss, the New England coach, has hailed Alastair Cook's captaincy in the first Test of the Investec Ashes series as "fantastic".
Cook has generally been considered a fine batsman but a limited captain, in the "lead by example" mould, but in Cardiff he shuffled his attack and positioned his field masterfully.
Even Shane Warne, a vocal and remarkably repetitive critic of Cook's leadership, was moved to admit it might have been his best game as captain.
Bayliss said that Alastair Cook’s captaincy in that game was fantastic. He added that Cook is a very calm operator and he is very well respected by the players in the team.