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We'll remember Cook for his love of cricket

Feb 9, 2017: That, the mountains of runs he put up, his dignity under provocation, and his kindness and decency

Mark Nicholas

England news

'The support of the fans saved my job' - Cook

Feb 7, 2017: Alastair Cook has credited the backing he received from England supporters for persuading him not to quit as captain in 2014

George Dobell at Lord's

England news

'You can't do this job at 95%' - Alastair Cook

Feb 7, 2017: Alastair Cook has admitted that he had "been to the well" too many times to carry on as England captain, as he spelled out his reasons for stepping down after a record 59 Tests in charge Speaking at Lord's on the day it was confirmed that Cook, 32,

Andrew Miller

England news

'Cook knew it was time to step aside' - Strauss

Feb 6, 2017: Alastair Cook's decision to resign from the England captaincy stemmed from his reservations about "how much he had left in the tank", according to Andrew Strauss, England's director of cricket Speaking at Lord's on the day it was confirmed that Cook, 32,

Andrew Miller

England news

A reign worthy of respect and gratitude

Feb 6, 2017: Alastair Cook's time in charge of the England Test team featured several notable victories and some scarring defeats

George Dobell at Lord's

England news

Captain Cook - the highs and lows

Feb 6, 2017: Alastair Cook's time in charge of the England Test team featured several notable victories and some scarring defeats

Andrew Miller

England News

Twenty-four Test victories, and two Ashes wins

Feb 6, 2017: A look at Alastair Cook's major achievements during his record-breaking 59-Test tenure as England captain

Gaurav Sundararaman

England news

Cook steps down from England captaincy

Feb 6, 2017: Appointed in August 2012, Cook has led the team through more Test matches than any other England captain

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

End-game looms for Cook as Strauss meeting beckons

Jan 5, 2017: Alastair Cook is expected to meet Andrew Strauss imminently - perhaps as early as this Friday - to discuss his future with an announcement expected to follow shortly afterwards

George Dobell

England

Well begun is half-done

Dec 30, 2016: England's bid for the No. 1 Test ranking failed after the second half of their year was spent sliding to defeat in challenging conditions

George Dobell

Time for Cook to step down

Dec 25, 2016: The battle-scarred England captain is not making the best use of his resources. Meanwhile, Australia look resurgent, but still lack a world-class allrounder

Ian Chappell

England in India 2016-17

Five big regrets for England

Dec 21, 2016: They won four of the tosses, three times posted 400-plus in the first innings but still came home hammered 4-0

Andrew Miller

England in India 2016-17

Hameed shines amid catalogue of underperformance

Dec 21, 2016: From Jennings' breakthrough to Duckett's demise, ESPNcricinfo runs the rule over England's players during their 4-0 series loss in India

George Dobell in Chennai

England in India 2016-17

England planning for Cook to captain Ashes

Dec 20, 2016: Alastair Cook's captaincy retains the full support of the England team, according to assistant coach, Paul Farbrace

George Dobell

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 5th day

Cook presses for spin-bowling coach

Dec 20, 2016: Alastair Cook has said that the ECB needs to give serious consideration to employing a full-time spin-bowling coach for the national side after the punishment inflicted on the England attack in India.

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 5th day

England may have 'stagnated' in 2016, concedes Cook

Dec 20, 2016: When asked by Sky Sports if England had "stagnated" under his leadership, Alastair Cook responded: "That's a fair shout, you can say whatever you want now

Andrew Miller

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 1st day

Jadeja's subtle evolution boosts Kohli's options

Dec 16, 2016: Throughout the series Ravindra Jadeja has played a crucial role in offering control when the pitches have often been at their best for batting

Sidharth Monga in Chennai

England in India 2016-17

What next for Alastair Cook?

Dec 14, 2016: With a defeat-strewn year coming to an end, and seven months of red-ball inactivity approaching, England need to take a long, hard look at the future of their Test captaincy

Andrew Miller

England in India 2016-17

Cook captaincy talk 'aggravating' - Bayliss

Dec 13, 2016: Trevor Bayliss has described speculation over Alastair Cook's future as captain as "a pain in the backside" and insisted that the dressing room is united in its support for him

George Dobell

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 5th day

Anderson-Ashwin confrontation 'disappointing' - Cook

Dec 12, 2016: A confrontation between James Anderson and R Ashwin provided a "sour end" to the fourth Test in Mumbai, according to Alastair Cook

George Dobell in Mumbai
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