England v New Zealand: Alastair Cook wants more 'feel-good factor'

Alastair Cook at Headingley
Alastair Cook was in good spirits during nets at Headingley ahead of the second Test
Second Test: England v New Zealand
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England captain Alastair Cook wants to welcome "outstanding" new head coach Trevor Bayliss with a series win over New Zealand.

England are one up in the two-Test series heading into the second match, which starts at Headingley on Friday, after a 124-run victory at Lord's.

Cook said the appointment "is fantastic news for English cricket, a real coup".

The captain, 30, added England must now back up their performance at Lord's to continue the "feel-good factor".

"It was a fantastic week at Lord's," Cook added. "It was just a really good week for everyone.

"We're still in limbo until Trevor turns up but the way [caretaker coach] Paul [Farbrace] has taken the side, he has done a fantastic job."

Bayliss is the first Australian to coach England and succeeds Peter Moores, whose second spell ended in a sacking in early May.

Trevor Bayliss's coaching honours
Sri Lanka: World Cup finalists (2011), World Twenty20 finalists (2009)
New South Wales (two spells): Sheffield Shield winners (2005, 2014)
Kolkata Knight Riders: Indian Premier League winners (2012, 2014)
Sydney Sixers: Big Bash League winners (2012), Champions League T20 winners (2012)

He will take up his new role in June, in time for the start of the Ashes series against Australia which begins in July.

Cook said: "To coach England is a huge role. Trevor's experienced in all forms of the game and everywhere he's gone he's been successful.

"I think the guys are looking forward to him turning up, getting to meet him and seeing what he says about things."

Cook, who scored a second-innings century at Lords, is just 32 runs short of beating mentor Graham Gooch's England Test run-scoring record of 8,900 runs.

Gooch was Cook's coach at the start of his career at Essex and also coached him for five years with England.

After a split with the 61-year-old last year, Cook is once again working with Gooch on his batting.

Alastair Cook and Joe Root
England captain Alastair Cook and vice-captain Joe Root played both shone in the first Test win

Cook said: "I wouldn't be here or anywhere near without Goochy's help. It would be so strange if I do go past his record. There will only ever be one Graham Gooch - he's England's best ever batsman.

"We have worked together since I started on the Essex staff at 18, then I made the decision to work with different coaches and while refreshing, I think it is really important to go back to one guy."

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum insisted that the Black Caps are not downhearted after their Lord's defeat and remains confident they can level the series.

He said: "There is no panic stations. We just need to improve a couple of rough edges.

"We felt we played a good Test match, scoring over 730 runs and taking 20 wickets. On most occasions you win with those figures.

"We have had to cop it on the chin, but we've still got improvement in us."

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