Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 13:39
England need Cook, the batsman - Waugh
Steve Waugh, the former Australia captain, has said England captain Alastair Cook knows "deep down" that captaincy is affecting his cricket and stressed that the side needed Cook more as a batsman.
Waugh, who has the most successful record as Test captain in terms of win-loss percentage, said that a break from leadership duties would not do Cook much good and he would have to instead sit with selectors and plan the road ahead.
According to Waugh, a captain's performance as an individual and a leader were closely linked and good form made the task of leading a team much easier.