Sam Cook to join England Lions squad


Essex’s right-arm seamer Sam Cook has been added to the England Lions squad for the upcoming tour of Australia.

The 24-year-old took an impressive 58 wickets at an average of 14.43 in the LV= Insurance County Championship last season, whilst he also took 20 Vitality Blast wickets at an average of 18.15 and played for Trent Rockets in the inaugural Hundred competition.

On his selection, Cook said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be added to the squad to tour Australia this winter.

“I feel like I had my best campaign to date and I was really pleased with how I bowled throughout the year.

“In past seasons I’ve bowled well and maybe not taken the number of wickets I probably deserved, so it’s nice to end with a solid amount and be rewarded with International recognition.

“I’m sure it will be a great experience and I’m looking forward to joining up with the guys and showing everyone what I can do.”

Sam will join the party when they depart on 4th November.

Lions squad to tour Australia:

Tom Abell (Somerset)
Josh Bohannon (Lancashire)
James Bracey (Gloucestershire)
Harry Brook (Yorkshire)
Brydon Carse (Durham)
Sam Cook (Essex)
Mason Crane (Hampshire)
Matthew Fisher (Yorkshire)
Ben Foakes (Surrey)
Alex Lees (Durham)
Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire)
Liam Norwell (Warwickshire)
Matt Parkinson (Lancashire)
Jamie Smith (Surrey)
Rob Yates (Warwickshire)