Former England captain Sir Alastair Cook signs two-year contract extension in Essex | Cricket News



Sir Alastair Cook has committed to Essex until the end of the 2023 season

Former England captain Sir Alastair Cook has signed a two-year contract extension with Essex until the end of the 2023 campaign.

Cook – England’s top scorer in the cricket test with a total of 12,472 at an average of 45.35 – has helped Essex win the County Championship in 2019 and the Bob Willis Trophy in 2020 since he retired from international cricket in 2018 with a century in his Test final against India.

The 36-year-old said of his new contract: “I have really enjoyed my cricket here in Essex since my international retirement.

Cook scored a century in his 161st and final test match, ending with a record-breaking 33 cents in England format

Cook scored a century in his 161st and final test match, ending with a record-breaking 33 cents in England format

“We are fortunate to have a fantastic dressing room and a great coaching staff, brilliantly led by [head coach] Anthony McGrath, and I look forward to what I hope will be a few more successful years. « 

McGrath added, “It’s great news that Cooky has committed his future. He’s still one of the best hitters in the world and he’s so important to us on and off the court.

“He has the ability to take the game out of his opponents in both red ball and white ball cricket, and that’s something every head coach wants on their team.

“He’s also a great role model for young boys and has a wealth of knowledge that all of the players in our locker room, including the senior pros, use from time to time. « 



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