AFP | Up to date: September 9, 2018, 5:31 PM IST

England Keen to Use Cook's Expertise After Retirement

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Nationwide selector Ed Smith stated Sunday he’s eager for England to utilize Alastair Cook dinner’s information and expertise after his retirement.Former captain Cook dinner, England’s all-time file Check run-scorer, introduced earlier this week that he’ll retire from worldwide cricket following the fifth Check towards India on the Oval.

When requested if he want to contain Cook dinner sooner or later as a batting coach or in another function with England, Smith instructed BBC radio: “I am undecided about what he needs to do — he will play for Essex for some time. He could have a look at his choices.

“I feel it will be terrific for England cricket to faucet into him as a useful resource.

“I’ve had the odd chat with him about bowlers and batters this summer time however subsequent 12 months perhaps we’ll have one thing a bit extra formal the place he comes and actually advises.”

Smith stated Cook dinner’s expertise and persona meant he had loads to supply the nationwide facet.

“He is had so many video games as captain, a file there, as a participant he is the file run-scorer in historical past, and he is a peaceful, balanced and honest particular person, so I feel we have to attempt to faucet into that information and knowledge unquestionably.

“It does not need to be essentially that structured however somebody folks know they’ll discuss to as a trusted advisor.”

First Revealed: September 9, 2018, 5:22 PM IST


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