Sir Alastair Cook      

Full name Alastair Nathan Cook

Born December 25, 1984, Gloucester

Current age 34 years 323 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 161 291 16 12472 294 45.35 26562 46.95 33 57 1442 11 175 0
ODIs 92 92 4 3204 137 36.40 4154 77.13 5 19 363 10 36 0
T20Is 4 4 0 61 26 15.25 54 112.96 0 0 10 0 1 0
First-class 304 538 41 23667 294 47.61 46692 50.68 65 114 323 0
List A 168 166 11 6055 137 39.06 7571 79.97 12 35 68 0
T20s 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 161 2 18 7 1 1/6 1/6 7.00 2.33 18.0 0 0 0
ODIs 92 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 304 282 211 7 3/13 30.14 4.48 40.2 0 0 0
List A 168 18 10 0 - - - 3.33 - 0 0 0
T20s 32 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Mar 1-5, 2006 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Sep 7-11, 2018 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 Somerset v Essex at Taunton, Sep 23-26, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Essex Cricket Board v Essex at Chelmsford, May 7, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Essex v Gloucestershire at Chelmsford, May 7, 2019 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
53, 30* Essex v Somerset Taunton 23 Sep 2019 FC
24 Essex v Surrey Chelmsford 16 Sep 2019 FC
7, 57* Essex v Warwickshire Birmingham 10 Sep 2019 FC
12, 29 Essex v Kent Canterbury 18 Aug 2019 FC
84, 83 Essex v Warwickshire Chelmsford 13 Jul 2019 FC
27, 6 Essex v Yorkshire Chelmsford 7 Jul 2019 FC
2 Essex v Notts Nottingham 30 Jun 2019 FC
80, 47 Essex v Somerset Chelmsford 23 Jun 2019 FC
15 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 16 Jun 2019 FC
2 Essex v Yorkshire Leeds 3 Jun 2019 FC
Profile

If there was any doubt about the place Alastair Cook held in the affections of fans of England cricket, they were dispelled during his final Test. Cook was never an especially elegant batsman. He wasn't especially eloquent, either. And his career encompassed its fair share of downs as well as ups. There were moments - such as in the latter stages of his time captaining England's ODI side or during the interminable fall-out of the Kevin Pietersen saga - when it seemed his love affair with the supporters could sour.

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Sep 26, 2019

Sir Alastair Cook of Essex poses with the County Championship Trophy, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, September 26, 2019

Sir Alastair Cook of poses with the County Championship Trophy

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Sep 26, 2019

Alastair Cook tucks off his pads, Somerset v Essex, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, September 26, 2019

Alastair Cook tucks off his pads

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Sep 26, 2019

Alastair Cook works one into the leg side, Somerset v Essex, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, September 26, 2019

Alastair Cook works one into the leg side

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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

Knighted in 2018