Stuart Broad: 'Alastair Cook will score century soon'

Stuart Broad backs Alastair Cook to return to his best form soon after the England captain's latest failure with the bat.

Stuart Broad has responded to his captain's latest failure with the bat by insisting that Alastair Cook will score a century in the series against India.

After over five sessions in the field at Trent Bridge, Cook's long wait ended with him making just five before being bowled by Mohammed Shami, but Broad believes that a return to form is just around the corner for the opener.

"Cookie is going through one of those periods where everything is going against him, but it only takes a dropped catch or a great cover drive to change that," the seamer told BBC Sport after watching his captain extend his run of innings without a century to 25.

"I'd put a lot of money on him getting a hundred in these next Tests."

England closed day two on 43-1, trailing the tourists by 414 runs.

England captain Alastair Cook leaves the crease after being bowled by Mohammed Shami for 5 runs during day two of the 1st Investec Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 10, 2014
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