Alastair Cook      

Full name Alastair Nathan Cook

Born December 25, 1984, Gloucester

Current age 31 years 45 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 126 226 12 9964 294 46.56 21499 46.34 28 47 1140 10 125 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 231 411 28 18072 294 47.18 35640 50.70 51 89 228 0
List A 150 148 10 5204 137 37.71 6591 78.95 9 31 63 0
Twenty20 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 126 2 18 7 1 1/6 1/6 7.00 2.33 18.0 0 0 0
ODIs 92 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 231 282 211 7 3/13 30.14 4.48 40.2 0 0 0
List A 150 18 10 0 - - - 3.33 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 32 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Mar 1-5, 2006 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 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 South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Essex Cricket Board v Essex at Chelmsford, May 7, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Dec 16, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Essex at Southgate, Jul 1, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Surrey v Essex at The Oval, Jun 5, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
76, 5 England v South Africa Centurion 22 Jan 2016 Test # 2200
18, 43 England v South Africa Johannesburg 14 Jan 2016 Test # 2199
27, 8 England v South Africa Cape Town 2 Jan 2016 Test # 2197
0, 7 England v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2196
126 England XI v Sth Africa A Pietermaritzburg 20 Dec 2015 FC
2, 37 England XI v SAf Invit XI Potchefstroom 15 Dec 2015 Other
49, 63 England v Pakistan Sharjah 1 Nov 2015 Test # 2184
65, 10 England v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 22 Oct 2015 Test # 2183
263 England v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 13 Oct 2015 Test # 2180
- England XI v Pakistan A Sharjah 8 Oct 2015 Other
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 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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Jan 26, 2016

Alastair Cook with the Basil D'Oliveira trophy, South Africa v England, 4th Test, Centurion, 5th day, January 26, 2016

Alastair Cook with the Basil D'Oliveira trophy

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Jan 23, 2016

Alastair Cook was in good shape on the second evening, South Africa v England, 4th Test, Centurion, 2nd day, January 23, 2016

Alastair Cook was in good shape on the second evening

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Jan 23, 2016

Alastair Cook flicks off his legs, South Africa v England, 4th Test, Centurion, 2nd day, January 23, 2016

Alastair Cook flicks off his legs

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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

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd ODI: South Africa v England at Centurion
Feb 9, 2016 (13:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST)
5th Place Play-off Semi-Final: England U19 v Namibia U19s at Fatullah
Feb 10, 2016 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST -1d | 21:00 CST -1d | 19:00 PST -1d)
2nd ODI: SA Women v Eng Women at Centurion
Feb 12, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
4th ODI: South Africa v England at Johannesburg
Feb 12, 2016 (13:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST)
5th ODI: South Africa v England at Cape Town
Feb 14, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
3rd ODI: SA Women v Eng Women at Johannesburg
Feb 14, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
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