Alastair Cook, the captain and a left-handed opening batsman of England Test cricket team, needs to find another partner for the game. In his interview to BBC Five Radio, he said he would love to see someone joining the team soon.
Adam Luth, the former Cook’s partner, can leave the team before the upcoming tour in Abu Dhabi. In total, there were five more cricketers who have played in pair with Alastair Cook since 2012: Joe Root, Jonathan Trott, Sam Robson, Nick Compton and Michael Carberry. Adam Lyth was the sixth opening batsman who worked with Cook after the retirement of his first partner Andrew Strauss. Strauss left the team in 2012, right after the South Africa series.
Today, Adam Lyth is facing a real threat of being kicked out of the Test team. Despite his 100-points hit in a recent game against New Zealand, he added only 12.77 points to his total score in the Ashes series. This is why his current place in the main squad appears to be under a serious threat.
Before joining the Test team of England, Adam Lyth played for County Cricket Club in Yorkshire since 2006. He used to be one of the key members of Yorkshire’s team.
Looking for a new batsman
The England Cricket Test team needs to find a nice replacement for Yorkshire catcher as soon as possible. This October the team is going to join the upcoming competition in the United Arab Emirates. British cricketers will play against Pakistani opponents in three Tests. After the tour in the UAE, the Test team will prepare for the next series in South Africa.
Adam Lyth’s destiny in the team will be determined in the next few weeks. According to Cook, the selection meeting can be held in the next ten days.
Speaking about the selection process, the team’s captain said that the selectors, who will make the fateful decision, have “tough calls.” He also added that they have to make an “interesting decision.”
Trying to defend his former partner, Cook added, that Lyth “played a major part” in all the previous games and was a “brilliant” player.