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Alistair Cook: 'Stuart Broad and Steven Finn must be 100% fit to play'

Cook: 'Broad and Finn must be 100%'
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Alistair Cook says that England's attack will have to be fully-fit for the opening Test against India.

Alistair Cook has said that injured bowlers Stuart Broad and Steven Finn will have to prove they are 100% fit if they are to play in the first Test against India.

Broad bowled in the nets today for the first time since bruising his heel, while Finn is still recovering from a thigh strain.

The England captain told BBC Sport: "We must go into the game with a fully-fit attack.

"They have to be 100% because of how hot it is and flat the wickets are."

Stuart Meaker and Graham Onion could be brought into the side if Broad and Finn are unable to play.

The first Test gets underway in Ahmedabad on Thursday.


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