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Alastair Cook      

Full name Alastair Nathan Cook

Born December 25, 1984, Gloucester

Current age 33 years 117 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 154 279 16 12028 294 45.73 25580 47.02 32 55 1382 11 159 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 275 488 36 21563 294 47.70 42419 50.83 61 101 284 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 154 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 275 282 211 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 New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 30-Apr 3, 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 New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 30-Apr 3, 2018 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
2, 14 England v New Zealand Christchurch 30 Mar 2018 Test # 2301 Insights on
5, 2 England v New Zealand Auckland 22 Mar 2018 Test # 2299 Insights on
25 England v NZ XI Hamilton 16 Mar 2018 Other
44 England v NZ XI Hamilton 14 Mar 2018 Other
39, 10 England v Australia Sydney 4 Jan 2018 Test # 2291 Insights on
244* England v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2017 Test # 2289 Insights on
7, 14 England v Australia Perth 14 Dec 2017 Test # 2288 Insights on
37, 16 England v Australia Adelaide 2 Dec 2017 Test # 2285 Insights on
2, 7 England v Australia Brisbane 23 Nov 2017 Test # 2282 Insights on
70 England v CA XI Townsville 15 Nov 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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Apr 1, 2018

Alastair Cook walks off after another dismissal by Trent Boult, New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 3rd day, April 1, 2018

Alastair Cook walks off after another dismissal by Trent Boult

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Apr 1, 2018

Alastair Cook faces up to the new ball, New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 3rd day, April 1, 2018

Alastair Cook faces up to the new ball

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Mar 30, 2018

Alastair Cook was cleaned up by a full, swinging ball, New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 1st day, March 30, 2018

Alastair Cook was cleaned up by a full, swinging ball

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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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