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Alastair Cook      

Full name Alastair Nathan Cook

Born December 25, 1984, Gloucester

Current age 32 years 153 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 140 253 15 11057 294 46.45 23560 46.93 30 53 1267 11 141 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 255 454 35 20145 294 48.07 39669 50.78 58 98 255 0
List A 158 156 11 5707 137 39.35 7182 79.46 11 34 66 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 140 2 18 7 1 1/6 1/6 7.00 2.33 18.0 0 0 0
ODIs 92 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 255 282 211 7 3/13 30.14 4.48 40.2 0 0 0
List A 158 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 India v England at Chennai, Dec 16-20, 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 Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, May 19-21, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Essex Cricket Board v Essex at Chelmsford, May 7, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Kent v Essex at Canterbury, May 17, 2017 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
124 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 19 May 2017 FC
54 Essex v Kent Canterbury 17 May 2017 LA
65 Essex v Somerset Taunton 14 May 2017 LA
67* Essex v Middlesex Chelmsford 12 May 2017 LA
109 Essex v Sussex Chelmsford 10 May 2017 LA
37 Essex v Glamorgan Cardiff 7 May 2017 LA
127 Essex v Gloucs Chelmsford 4 May 2017 LA
5 Essex v Surrey The Oval 2 May 2017 LA
39 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 30 Apr 2017 LA
14, 37 Essex v Middlesex Lord's 21 Apr 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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May 19, 2017

Alastair Cook drives during his century, Essex v Hampshire, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Chelmsford, May 19-22

Alastair Cook drives during his century

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May 10, 2017

Alastair Cook was one of two Essex century-makers, Essex v Sussex, Royal London Cup, South Group, May 10, 2017

Alastair Cook was one of two Essex century-makers

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May 4, 2017

Alastair Cook recorded his 10th List A hundred, Essex v Gloucestershire, Royal London Cup, South Group, Chelmsford, May 4, 2017

Alastair Cook recorded his 10th List A hundred

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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

Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
West Indies won by 36 runs
Australia v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
West Indies won by 74 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
India won by 1 run
Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
Pakistan won by 32 runs
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