Essex’s Sam Cook and England Lions hungry for a taste of cricket’s big time

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England’s development squad take on the Test team in Abu Dhabi and Essex seamer says more than pride is at stake

Across the sea from the football and following a bellyful of white-ball cricket, England’s men turn their attention to the red. Abu Dhabi hosts a three-day match against the Lions starting on Wednesday before Ben Stokes and his squad jet to Pakistan for next week’s first Test in Rawalpindi.

As well as a tune-up for the three-match series, this comes at an interesting time for the Lions. English cricket’s high-performance review may have met stiff resistance over its proposed domestic structure but among the recommendations which can be adopted without approval from the counties is greater investment in the second string.

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Written by Ali Martin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/nov/21/sam-cook-and-england-lions-hungry-for-a-taste-of-the-big-time under the title “Essex’s Sam Cook and England Lions hungry for a taste of cricket’s big time”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.