Everyone needs to contribute, says disappointed Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook

"I thought it was a very good cricket wicket. We thought it behaved better than we expected to. There was a bit for the spinners.

"We have to look at our selection. We thought we did the right thing (by leaving him out). Results show we might have got it wrong," said the left-handed batsman who notched up his 21st Test hundred and third against India.

Cook was optimistic that the England can score runs against this Indian attack.

"We can score runs against this Indian attack, it's just that we have to score in both innings and give ourselves a chance of winning the game. There are a lot of quality players in that dressing room who have scored hundreds against every international attack in the world," he said.

"We showed a lot character in the second innings but we got bowled out for 191 in the first innings on a good wicket, it was turning but it was there where we pretty much lost the game.

"For some it's natural (batting on such pitches), way of doing it and some have to work harder. It's a case of working hard in the nets and trusting that in the middle," he added.

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