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India vs England: Alastair Cook Travels by Tube For Farewell Test

Cricketnext Staff |September 9, 2018, 12:36 PM IST
India vs England: Alastair Cook Travels by Tube For Farewell Test

It is not a usual sight to see star cricketers commute by public transport, especially on a match day. But that is what Alastair Cook and some of the other members of the England team have been doing for The Oval Test against India.

Cook, who is appearing in the last Test of his career, stays quite far away from the stadium and tube — London’s underground train — is the easiest way for the southpaw to travel. According to the Times of India, he is accompanied by James Anderson, Ollie Pope, Keaton Jennings and some members of the team management.

“It’s not the first time Cook has taken the tube to come for a Test match. It’s the most convenient way for him to come the ground,” a member of England contingent told TOI.

When asked about coping with the fans on way to the ground, the member said, “Well, you should understand the Indian reality and English reality around cricket are not the same. Yes, there were fans coming in and asking for selfies and Cookie was quite happy to oblige them.”

Interestingly, while boarding the train on Friday, all the passengers in Cook’s compartment stood up and clapped for him too.

“Cook loved the adulation. It was hardly intrusive and he will do the same on other match days as well,” the source added.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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