I'm sure that's right. The Captaincy could have been a carrot to lure an experienced opener and I would have preferred to let Cooke focus his attentions on his batting and keeping. If this does not pick up it is only right that his place, particularly in the 4 day side, would come under threat.
I guess the club is currently in limbo with money committed to Marsh and not knowing if he will be available. Not sure when the World Cup squads are announced but who will be left at that point?