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Alastair Cook      

Full name Alastair Nathan Cook

Born December 25, 1984, Gloucester

Current age 32 years 235 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 144 261 15 11325 294 46.03 24208 46.78 30 55 1302 11 147 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 263 467 35 20743 294 48.01 40807 50.83 59 100 271 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 144 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 263 282 211 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 England v South Africa at Manchester, Aug 4-7, 2017 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 England v South Africa at Manchester, Aug 4-7, 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
46, 10 England v South Africa Manchester 4 Aug 2017 Test # 2268 Insights on
88, 7 England v South Africa The Oval 27 Jul 2017 Test # 2266 Insights on
3, 42 England v South Africa Nottingham 14 Jul 2017 Test # 2264 Insights on
3, 69 England v South Africa Lord's 6 Jul 2017 Test # 2262 Insights on
193 Essex v Middlesex Chelmsford 26 Jun 2017 FC
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
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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Aug 17, 2017

Alastair Cook salutes the crowd on reaching 150, England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston, 1st day, August 17, 2017

Alastair Cook salutes the crowd on reaching 150

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Aug 17, 2017

Alastair Cook drives in the evening sunlight, England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston, 1st day, August 17, 2017

Alastair Cook drives in the evening sunlight

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Aug 17, 2017

Alastair Cook acknowledges his hundred, England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston, 1st day, August 17, 2017

Alastair Cook acknowledges his hundred

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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

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