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Cook: Moores has ingredients for success

Captain Alastair Cook believes new Head Coach Peter Moores has the enthusiasm and experience to drive England forward.

Cook knows Moores well from his first period in charge of the national team and has remained in contact with the 51-year-old since.

The left-hander is looking forward to resuming his working relationship with Moores - who he describes as “a really good person” – ahead of their first match together as captain and coach against Scotland in Aberdeen on May 9.

“We get on really well,” Cook told ecb.co.uk.

“We did the first time and we’ve stayed in contact since he left the post in 2008. He’s a really good person and he’ll give his all to try and make England successful.

“As a person the energy he has and the enthusiasm he has for cricket, he loves cricket, and that will drive us forward.

“There’s no ego about him it’s just about trying to do the best for any side he’s coached and now it’s the England side.”

Graham Gooch will not be a part of the England set-up this summer after a decision to end his role at Test batting coach.

Cook admitted it was difficult to tell one of his childhood heroes of the decision.

“It was a tough call. The man is a legend and he will always be a legend,” he said.

“For me telling him it was an incredibly tough decision on a guy that is not only your hero but he’s now your friend.

“It’s been a tough week but the manner in which he’s handled it and the support he’s showed me means a lot.”

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