Essex cricketers Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara have been given clearance by England to play in the county's Friend's Life T20 quarter final against Somerset.Both had mixed experiences for England in the 1st Test with South Africa at The KIA Oval.
Cook followed up his 1st innings century with a duck, while Bopara playing in his first test match in more than a year made 0 and 22.Essex are bidding to reach T20 finals day for the 4th time. Their last appearance was in 2010 when they lost their semi-final.
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