Eoin Morgan happy to see pressure taken off Alastair Cook

Eoin Morgan in action for England against Australia.
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Eoin Morgan admits that he is delighted to see some of the pressure taken off Alastair Cook's shoulders in recent weeks.

Eoin Morgan has claimed that he could not be happier to see Alastair Cook relieved of some of the pressure on his shoulders thanks to England's Test series victory over India.

The hosts secured a 3-1 win in the five-match series with a comfortable triumph in the fifth Test at The Oval on Sunday, and Morgan, who was tipped as a possible replacement for Cook, has welcomed the change in fortunes.

"It's great to see Cookie do so well, particularly with the rough time that he has had," the Middlesex batsman told reporters. "It's fantastic to see both from a player's point of view and as a supporter.

"I don't see Cookie going anywhere anytime soon. I can't wait to be playing under him again, and I'm looking forward to the series.

"I think he plays in the ideal role to be captain – he leads from the front. Guys look up to him and he has tremendous respect around the international circuit, and more importantly in the changing room."

Morgan returns to action for England in the first one-day international against India next Monday.

Alastair Cook of England speaks at a press conference after defeating Australia during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and England at WACA on January 24, 2014
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