Alastair Cook      

Full name Alastair Nathan Cook

Born December 25, 1984, Gloucester

Current age 29 years 304 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 109 194 11 8423 294 46.02 17990 46.82 25 38 966 10 108 0
ODIs 86 86 4 3085 137 37.62 3977 77.57 5 19 349 9 34 0
T20Is 4 4 0 61 26 15.25 54 112.96 0 0 10 0 1 0
First-class 209 371 27 16262 294 47.27 31642 51.39 47 79 205 0
List A 143 141 10 5031 137 38.40 6352 79.20 9 30 60 0
Twenty20 31 29 2 884 100* 32.74 690 128.11 1 5 94 15 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 109 2 18 7 1 1/6 1/6 7.00 2.33 18.0 0 0 0
ODIs 86 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 209 282 211 7 3/13 30.14 4.48 40.2 0 0 0
List A 143 18 10 0 - - - 3.33 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 31 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Mar 1-5, 2006 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Sri Lanka at Manchester, Jun 28, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Leeds, Sep 5, 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 India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Essex Cricket Board v Essex at Chelmsford, May 7, 2003 scorecard
Last List A England v India at Leeds, Sep 5, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Essex at Southgate, Jul 1, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
46 England v India Leeds 5 Sep 2014 ODI # 3525
9 England v India Birmingham 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3523
44 England v India Nottingham 30 Aug 2014 ODI # 3520
19 England v India Cardiff 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3517
79 England v India The Oval 15 Aug 2014 Test # 2137
17 England v India Manchester 7 Aug 2014 Test # 2134
95, 70* England v India Southampton 27 Jul 2014 Test # 2132
10, 22 England v India Lord's 17 Jul 2014 Test # 2130
5, 1/6 England v India Nottingham 9 Jul 2014 Test # 2128
17, 16 England v Sri Lanka Leeds 20 Jun 2014 Test # 2126
Profile

Those in the know were saying that the tall, dark and handsome Alastair Cook was destined for great things very early on, and on the Ashes tour of 2010-11, he came good on a host of promises, scoring an incredible 766 runs in seven innings to anchor England's first series win in Australia for 24 years. In so doing, he went past 5,000 Test runs, having turned 26 on Christmas Day - the second youngest batsman to reach the landmark after Sachin Tendulkar. Two years later and further records had been broken as he became England's leading Test century-maker - hitting No. 23 against India in Kolkata, his third in three matches - and became the youngest player to pass 7000 runs.

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Timeline
    • September 3, 2003
      Golden boy makes his debut
      • Having made his Essex Second XI debut at 16 and scored plenty of runs in schools cricket for Bedford, Alastair Cook makes his first-class debut aged 18 against Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford. The boy wonder duly registered his maiden fifty in the second innings, unbeaten at the top of the order with 69.
    • May 19, 2004
      The first of many
      • Having scored a number of fifties without getting to a hundred after seven first-class games, Cook records his first century in a run-glut against Leicestershire at Chelmsford.
    • February to March 2005
      Into the A-Team
      • After his first full season of senior cricket, Cook was selected for England A's tour to UAE and Sri Lanka captained by Ian Bell.
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Sep 5, 2014

Something to smile about: Alastair Cook holds on to a catch, England v India, 5th ODI, Headingley, September 5, 2014

Something to smile about: Alastair Cook holds on to a catch

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Sep 5, 2014

Alastair Cook and MS Dhoni look up as the ball takes the top edge, England v India, 5th ODI, Headingley, September 5, 2014

Alastair Cook and MS Dhoni look up as the ball takes the top edge

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Sep 5, 2014

Alastair Cook clips one off his hips, England v India, 5th ODI, Headingley, September 5, 2014

Alastair Cook clips one off his hips

© Associated Press

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
England v West Indies at The Oval - Sep 25, 2011
West Indies won by 25 runs
England v West Indies at The Oval - Sep 23, 2011
England won by 10 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
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