Alastair Cook to return for final two Championship games


England and Essex batsman Alastair Cook is available for the final two Specsavers County Championship matches of the 2017 season.

Essex travel to the Ageas Bowl next week, followed by a home match against Yorkshire at The Cloudfm County Ground to conclude the season.

Cook will be available for selection after the recent Test series against West Indies and will bolster Chris Silverwood’s ranks for the Division One title charge.

Essex Head Coach Silverwood is thrilled to see Cook back and added: “Obviously it is always a massive bonus to get a player of Alastair’s calibre back into the squad and around the group.

“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.”