Our job is to put India under pressure: Alastair Cook

England

"I'm obviously excited, a little bit nervous but very proud to be leading. Whatever happens over the next Test match, I hope do a good job in the long run. I hope to get good results.

"I'll do the best job I can. I won't be doing anything different from what I've been doing in one-dayers. You can't change who you are."

Cook said the issues that the team had with top batsman Kevin Pietersen in the past is behind them now.

"As a captain it is great to have a world-class batsman like him in the team. He can change the game very quickly like he did in Colombo, win matches for us in a manner not many people in the world can do.

"The process, review or whatever you call it, in my eyes is finished. It is great to have Kev back and the whole side has adapted to the situation, to what has happened in the last two months. We've had to drive a line under it and we've moved on. What I don't want to change is his confidence, his swagger when he bats because that's what has made him such a great player. As a captain, that is what you want."

Cook had a word of admiration for the return to Test cricket of Yuvraj Singh after his battle against a rare germ cell cancer between his lungs.

"(It's an) Amazing achievement to come back. To have cancer and come back and play cricket again has been amazing, I'm glad that he's back. I hope he does not score too many runs. Sometimes cricket has to take a backward step for things which are thrown at you in life.

"I don't know Yuvraj that well but he clearly seems to have come back from his cancer with such amazing performances. He got a double hundred two weeks ago (in the domestic Duleep Trophy competition). I don't know how he handles it, but the way he has handled it has been amazing," Cook said.

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