"You pretty much all have to be captain. We're all going to have to help him because he hasn't done the job before."
Looking ahead he said: "We've been in good positions before in the series so it's up to us now to nail this one home.
"If we have a full day's batting we'll be in a really strong position in this Test match."
And of the perennial question of his winter tour preparations, with only one warm-up match before the first Test in India, he said: "I'd love to think there's a future beyond this Test match but I'll have to work out where we go from here."
One thing was certain, the fast bowler will not be featuring in the one-day matches which follow the Test series.
"The one-dayers are still out of the question - I won't go back on the decision I've made," added the 29-year-old, who quit one-day international cricket after the Champions Trophy in 2006.
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