Cook tipped for greatness

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Former captain Michael Vaughan believes England opener Alastair Cook is destined for a place among the game’s greats.

Cook rediscovered his best form with a career-best 294 in England’s third Test win over India at Edgbaston last week.

It was Cook’s 19th Test hundred and his seventh since his place was deemed to be under serious threat 12 months ago.

Vaughan, who started playing club cricket for Sheffield Collegiate Cricket Club, not only expects Cook to set new benchmarks in both categories but go on to pass 10,000 runs, a feat no Englishman has achieved.

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