Former England captain remains in the game after signing a two-year renewal
Cook, the greatest test cricket run scorer and former captain of all time, was a key player in a series of red ball titles, signing a three-year contract with Essex when he retired from an international match in 2018. In 2019 and 2020, the Bob Willis Trophy was held following the County Championship.
“I’ve really enjoyed cricket here in Essex since my international retirement,” Cook said. “We are fortunate to have a great dressing room and great coaching staff, led by Anthony McGrath, and look forward to success over the next few years.”
McGrath, the club’s head coach, said Cook was “still one of the best batters in the world” and was an important part of their plan with over 50 crickets, even after many of the 2021 Royal London Cup seasons. Proposed to remain part.
“It’s great news that Cooky promised the club his future,” he said. “Alastair is still one of the best batters in the world and is very important to us both on and off the field. He has the ability to steal the game from his opponent with both red and white ball cricket. That’s what every head coach wants from the team.
“He is also a great role model for young people and has a wealth of knowledge that every player in our dressing room, including senior pros, sometimes uses.”
Cook has recorded 2237 first-class runs with an average of 45.65 since his international retirement, but by his own standards he was relatively thin in the summer of 2021, so he has only four scores above 50 32.15. Achieved 611 championship runs in.
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