Alastair Cook      

Full name Alastair Nathan Cook

Born December 25, 1984, Gloucester

Current age 32 years 126 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 254 453 35 20021 294 47.89 39388 50.83 57 98 254 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 140 2 18 7 1 1/6 1/6 7.00 2.33 18.0 0 0 0
ODIs 92 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 254 282 211 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 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 Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, Apr 21-24, 2017 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
14, 37 Essex v Middlesex Lord's 21 Apr 2017 FC
52, 110 Essex v Somerset Taunton 14 Apr 2017 FC
10, 49 England v India Chennai 16 Dec 2016 Test # 2241
46, 18 England v India Mumbai 8 Dec 2016 Test # 2239
27, 12 England v India Mohali 26 Nov 2016 Test # 2238
2, 54 England v India Visakhapatnam 17 Nov 2016 Test # 2235
21, 130 England v India Rajkot 9 Nov 2016 Test # 2232
14, 59 England v Bangladesh Dhaka 28 Oct 2016 Test # 2227
4, 12 England v Bangladesh Chittagong 20 Oct 2016 Test # 2225
66 Essex v Worcs Chelmsford 31 Aug 2016 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, 2017

Alastair Cook helps out at Copdock Cricket Club for NatWest Cricket Force, Ipswich, April 1, 2017

Alastair Cook helps out at Copdock Cricket Club for NatWest Cricket Force

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Feb 7, 2017

Alastair Cook at Lord's after confirming his resignation as England captain, February 7, 2017

Alastair Cook at Lord's after confirming his resignation as England captain

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Feb 7, 2017

Alastair Cook at Lord's after confirming his resignation as England captain, February 7, 2017

Alastair Cook at Lord's after confirming his resignation as England captain

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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

Tour Results
India v England at Kolkata - Oct 29, 2011
England won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
India v England at Kolkata - Oct 25, 2011
India won by 95 runs
India v England at Mumbai - Oct 23, 2011
India won by 6 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Oct 20, 2011
India won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
India v England at Delhi - Oct 17, 2011
India won by 8 wickets (with 80 balls remaining)
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