Cook happy with Finn's return

 England skipper Alastair Cook welcomed Steven Finn back into the England squad on Tuesday, saying he has recovered from a thigh strain and was available for the third Test against India, starting here on Wednesday.

The Essex man also dwelt upon his form after assuming captaincy. Excerpts:
On Finn: It’s great that Finn is back fully fit. It adds competition to the squad.

He is a fine bowler and it is great to have him available again for selection. It’s disappointing that he’s missed two games but it’s great that he’s back and we have some tough selection meetings ahead.

On the struggles of Stuart Broad: They’ve been tough wickets for seamers. I think the majority of wickets have fallen to the spinners and he’s been slightly unlucky in that he hasn’t been fully fit with some illnesses.

But I saw another stat that he was the leading wicket-taker among seamers in the world. I’m very glad he’s English and in this squad.

On momentum shifting in England’s favour: After the first game the momentum, if you want to call it that, was with India but we bounced back with a really good performance in Mumbai. It’s great that the series is 1-1 with two to go.

On captaincy and batting: Maybe the added responsibility helps my batting. You feel more responsible for the side as captain. I don’t know why it (four hundreds in as many matches as captain) has happened. It’s great to start well - always as a captain you want to start well with the bat to prove to everyone that you can cope with the demands.

On the 9 am start: It’s an early start at 9.00 am and it surprised me the amount of dew there was on the ground at that time. It might nip around a little more early on, but I don’t think it will do too much even though it is a 9.00 am start.
On the Eden wicket: I haven’t seen the wicket this morning. I saw it yesterday.

It looks a good wicket. A match was played on it three weeks ago, so it’s very similar to the Mumbai wicket.

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