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England in Sri Lanka 2018-19

'Anderson knows the England dressing-room will never be the same' - Michael Vaughan

Sep 17, 2018: Michael Vaughan fears that Alastair Cook's Test retirement could trigger an exodus of England's senior players

Andrew Miller

Why England and India need to watch out against Australia

Sep 16, 2018: India's batting looks disappointing on current form, and England have issues with their opening batsmen and spin bowling

Ian Chappell

Living the last of Alastair Cook's Test match life

Sep 12, 2018: He finished as he began, with a century. The game is better for his place in its history

Mark Nicholas

England v India, The Oval, 5th Test

'I'm glad Cookie was on the field for that wicket' - Emotional James Anderson pays tribute to best mate Alastair Cook

Sep 11, 2018: As Anderson passed Glenn McGrath's record, the retiring Cook called him "England's greatest cricketer"

Andrew Miller

Alastair Cook's Test career in numbers

A master of the long innings, and a giant in Asia

Sep 11, 2018: Alastair Cook's numbers were massive, whichever way you looked at them - but he meant more to England than just runs scored

S Rajesh

England v India, 5th Test, The Oval

Alastair Cook's unforgettable farewell fitting for giant of the game

Sep 10, 2018: The Oval was been witness to many famous retirements over the years, but few can have matched the ovation for Alastair Cook

George Dobell at The Oval

England v India, 5th Test, The Oval

Without Virat Kohli, can India avoid Black Tuesday?

Sep 10, 2018: India have played some excellent cricket in this series, but are now facing a 4-1 margin unless they pull off a final-day rearguard

Nagraj Gollapudi at The Oval

England v India, 5th Test, The Oval, 4th day

Stats - Alastair Cook's memorable debut and farewell

Sep 10, 2018: The former England captain has the highest score by a batsman in his final Test innings

Bharath Seervi

Alastair Cook retires

How many times could you binge-watch Game of Thrones while Cook was batting?

Sep 10, 2018: Could you have climbed Mount Everest in all those hours Alastair Cook was at the crease? How many times could you have listened to all of Bob Dylan? We find out

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 5th Test, The Oval

Alastair Cook finishes as he started with emotional Oval hundred

Sep 10, 2018: With a dab through backward point - and the help of four overthrows - Alastair Cook completed a fairytale hundred in his final Test

Melinda Farrell

'Longest standing applause I've ever seen'

Sep 10, 2018: Alastair Cook marked his farewell Test innings with a hundred at The Oval. The cricket world and beyond shared their tributes on Twitter

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 5th Test, The Oval

Alastair Cook, Joe Root hundreds provide perfect script for England to dominate

Sep 10, 2018: On his last day in the job as a Test opener, Alastair Cook's scriptwriters duly did the occasion justice, as he became the fifth man in the history of the game to begin and end his Test career with a century

The Report by Alan Gardner

England v India, 5th Test, The Oval

England dig themselves a hole with loyalty to Keaton Jennings

Sep 9, 2018: The statistics of Jennings' career are damning but if the indications are correct he will still be on the plane to Sri Lanka

George Dobell

England v India, 5th Test, The Oval

People will realise Cook's impact when he's not there - Farbrace

Sep 9, 2018: The calming influence of Alastair Cook will be one of the qualities England will miss most

Melinda Farrell

England v India, 5th Test, The Oval

For the 291st and final time, Cook bats for England

Sep 9, 2018: All around the sun-bathed Oval they were on their feet in anticipation, well before he walked out - one last time - for England

Melinda Farrell at The Oval

England v India, 5th Test, The Oval

Cook's dream still alive as England lead swells

Sep 9, 2018: Playing his final innings in Test cricket, the England opener is 46 not out, with all of England waiting with bated breath for century No. 33

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Alastair Cook retires

Alastair Cook in talks for swift move to commentary box

Sep 8, 2018: ESPNcricinfo understands that Cook is in discussion with TalkSport to join their commentary team for England's tour of the Caribbean

George Dobell

England v India, 5th Test, The Oval

Alastair Cook's Oval encore a reminder of what England will miss

Sep 7, 2018: There was no fairytale hundred, but Alastair Cook still managed to produce a medley of greatest hits on his Test farewell

George Dobell at The Oval

England v India, 5th Test, The Oval

Alastair Cook given guard of honour to mark final Test

Sep 7, 2018: Retiring England opener was also given a sustained standing ovation from a full-house Oval crowd

George Dobell at The Oval

England v India, 5th Test, The Oval

Ishant, Bumrah headline India's strong performance

Sep 7, 2018: England managed only 198 runs for eight wickets in the 90 overs on Day 1 at The Oval

The Report by Alagappan Muthu
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