Alastair Cook available for Essex’s remaining County games


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Cook chose to sit out of the ongoing round against Warwickshire following a hectic Test season.

Cook selected to take a seat out of the continued spherical towards Warwickshire following a busy Test season. © Getty

Former England captain Alastair Cook has made himself available for Essex’s ultimate two County Championship fits, the membership introduced on Wednesday (September 13).

Following England’s back-to-back Test sequence victories towards South Africa and Windies at house, Cook was once a in doubt starter for his county facet’s remaining 3 games of the season. The left-handed veteran therefore determined to take a seat out of the continued spherical, towards Warwickshire, that began on Tuesday (September 12). Now, because the table-toppers of Division One glance to clinch their first name since 1992, Essex have showed the supply of the skilled opener for subsequent week’s fit towards Hampshire in addition to their house recreation towards Yorkshire.

“Obviously it is always a massive bonus to get a player of Alastair’s calibre back into the squad and around the group,” mentioned Chris Silverwood, Essex’s head trainer. “He made a massive difference earlier in the season and helped set us on the path we have been on. Hopefully now he can come back and help us achieve the dream of lifting the Division One title.”

Cook has featured in seven of Essex’s 12 games so far and is the membership’s second-best run-scorer this season with 667 runs in 10 innings. However, his facet may have already sealed the name ahead of Cook reunites together with his teammates. If Essex can beat Warwickhsire and Lancashire lose to Somerset within the present spherical of fixtures, they are going to protected the Championship name with two games to spare.

Essex lead the eight-team desk with 186 issues after 11 concluded games, 36 transparent of second-placed Lancashire.

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