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England vs India 5th Test: Alastair Cook could miss his farewell match

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 05 Sep 2018, 11:55:58 AM
England vs India 5th Test: Alastair Cook might miss his farewell match (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi:

England’s legendary opener Alastair cook might miss his retirement Test match against India which is set to start from September 7 (Friday) at the Kennington Oval in London. The hosts England have already sealed the five-match Test series by taking an unassailable lead of 3-1, but the fifth Test match has already got massive significance due to the fact that England’s highest run-scorer will hang his boots after the match.

However, Cook’s wife Alice is reportedly pregnant and might give birth to their third child before or during the Oval Test, which might force Cook to miss his farewell game which he deserves for all his services to the cricket.  

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England veteran of 160 matches has struggled to find the sweet spot of his bat as he has recently struggled against the new ball. His exploits against India in the ongoing series had triggered the critics as they demanded him to be dropped from the side. But, the 33-year-old decided to bid adieu to the gentlemen’s game after the Oval Test.

Even if Cook decides to play the final Test, he might have to leave the Oval and rush to the hospital to visit his wife and newborn.

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England lead the five-match Test series by 3-1 and will look to give a fitting farewell to Alastair Cook, one of the modern greats of cricket

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First Published : 05 Sep 2018, 10:00:27 AM