Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook

Southampton (UK): England cricket captain Alastair Cook has given his seal of approval to off-spinner Moeen Ali following the latter’s match winning effort in the third Test against India at the Ageas Bowl here.

Though Indian skipper has warned that Ali can expect a counter attack in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, which begins from August 7, Cook was quoted by The Guardian, as saying that Ali has shown through his eight wicket haul in the match that he can cope with the rigors of international cricket.

Cook said Ali has the skill and strength of personality to cope, and added that he has come such a long way since the beginning of the summer.

Cook also praised Ian Bell for putting England in a position to dictate terms to India throughout the match.

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