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Alastair Cook      

Full name Alastair Nathan Cook

Born December 25, 1984, Gloucester

Current age 32 years 181 days

Major teams England, Bedfordshire, England Lions, England Under-19s, Essex, Marylebone Cricket Club

Nickname Cooky, Chef

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Bedford School

Alastair Nathan Cook
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 140 253 15 11057 294 46.45 23560 46.93 30 53 1267 11 141 0
ODIs Insights on odi 92 92 4 3204 137 36.40 4154 77.13 5 19 363 10 36 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 4 4 0 61 26 15.25 54 112.96 0 0 10 0 1 0
First-class 258 458 35 20282 294 47.94 39879 50.85 58 98 261 0
List A 159 157 11 5840 137 40.00 7310 79.89 12 34 66 0
T20s Insights on t20 32 30 2 892 100* 31.85 699 127.61 1 5 95 15 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 140 2 18 7 1 1/6 1/6 7.00 2.33 18.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 92 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 258 282 211 7 3/13 30.14 4.48 40.2 0 0 0
List A 159 18 10 0 - - - 3.33 - 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 32 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Mar 1-5, 2006 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Chennai, Dec 16-20, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Sri Lanka at Manchester, Jun 28, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Dec 16, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v West Indies at The Oval, Jun 28, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v England at Centurion, Nov 15, 2009 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Essex v Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford, Sep 3-5, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Jun 19-22, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Essex Cricket Board v Essex at Chelmsford, May 7, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Essex v Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford, Jun 16, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Essex at Southgate, Jul 1, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Surrey v Essex at The Oval, Jun 5, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
39 Essex v Warwickshire Chelmsford 19 Jun 2017 FC
133 Essex v Notts Chelmsford 16 Jun 2017 LA
31, 31 Essex v Surrey Guildford 9 Jun 2017 FC
36 Essex v Surrey Chelmsford 26 May 2017 FC
124 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 19 May 2017 FC
54 Essex v Kent Canterbury 17 May 2017 LA
65 Essex v Somerset Taunton 14 May 2017 LA
67* Essex v Middlesex Chelmsford 12 May 2017 LA
109 Essex v Sussex Chelmsford 10 May 2017 LA
37 Essex v Glamorgan Cardiff 7 May 2017 LA
Profile

When Alastair Cook resigned as England's Test captain in the aftermath of a 4-0 trouncing by India in 2016, he ended a five-year tenure that had established him as a leader of great integrity and empathy without ever managing to achieve lasting accolades as one of the finest skippers of the age. Cook's leadership was, in many ways, like his record-breaking batting: unyielding, determined and deliberate, but lacking the spark of tactical genius to win him ultimate approval. But his rock-like commitment to the cause, and high personal standards, were cause for considerable respect and gratitude. That was enough for Andrew Strauss, his predecessor as England captain and by then England's managing director, to judge that he "deserves to be looked upon as one of England's great captains."

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Jun 16, 2017

Alastair Cook made his third hundred of the competition, Essex v Nottinghamshire, Royal London Cup semi-final, Chelmsford, June 16, 2017

Alastair Cook made his third hundred of the competition

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Jun 16, 2017

Stuart Broad appeals unsuccessfully for lbw against his England team-mate Alastair Cook, Essex v Nottinghamshire, Royal London Cup semi-final, Chelmsford, June 16, 2017

Stuart Broad appeals unsuccessfully for lbw against his England team-mate Alastair Cook

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Jun 16, 2017

Alastair Cook raced to a 35-ball half-century, Essex v Nottinghamshire, Royal London Cup semi-final, Chelmsford, June 16, 2017

Alastair Cook raced to a 35-ball half-century

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Young Cricketer of the Year 2005

Awarded the MBE in June 2011

ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2011

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2012

Tour Results
Bangladesh v England at Dhaka - Mar 20-24, 2010
England won by 9 wickets
Bangladesh v England at Chittagong - Mar 12-16, 2010
England won by 181 runs
Bangladesh A v England XI at Chittagong - Mar 7-9, 2010
Match drawn
Bangladesh v England at Chittagong - Mar 5, 2010
England won by 45 runs
Bangladesh v England at Dhaka - Mar 2, 2010
England won by 2 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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