الأربعاء , يونيو 17 2020

Cook fails on first-class return

England Test captain Alastair Cook was dismissed for just three on his return to first-class cricket playing for the MCC against Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi.

The 30-year-old was trapped lbw by former England seamer Ryan Sidebottom in the third over of the four-day game.

Cook’s wicket was the second to fall after Nick Compton was out first ball.

It is Cook’s first match since the one-day series in Sri Lanka, after which he was

dropped and replaced as ODI captain,

missing the World Cup.

The Essex batsmen has claimed England’s poor showing at the tournament – which they exited at the pool stage having won just two of their six matches –

proved the selectors were wrong

to replace him with Eoin Morgan and omit him from the squad.

Cook began his Ashes year by playing for the MCC in a Twenty20 match against Sussex on Friday, top scoring with a 26-ball 35 in a 19-run defeat.

He has been named as captain for England’s three-Test tour of the West Indies, which gets under way on 6 April.

BBC Radio Leeds.

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