(Photo) Alastair Cook signs two-year contract extension with Essex


Aryan Surana

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 leading run-scorer in Test cricket with a tally of 12,472 at an average of 45.35, enabled Essex to victory in the County Championship in 2019 and Bob Willis Trophy in 2020 since bowing out from international cricket in 2018 with a glorious century in his final Test against India. Essex coach Anthony McGrath said Cook is an excellent role model for young players.