Alastair Cook      

Full name Alastair Nathan Cook

Born December 25, 1984, Gloucester

Current age 31 years 154 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 127 227 12 9980 294 46.41 21551 46.30 28 47 1142 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 236 419 31 18611 294 47.96 36775 50.60 54 90 233 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 127 2 18 7 1 1/6 1/6 7.00 2.33 18.0 0 0 0
ODIs 92 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 236 282 211 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 England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, May 19-21, 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 England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, May 19-21, 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
16 England v Sri Lanka Leeds 19 May 2016 Test # 2203
142, 48* Essex v Worcs Worcester 1 May 2016 FC
65 Essex v Northants Chelmsford 24 Apr 2016 FC
1, 127* Essex v Sussex Hove 17 Apr 2016 FC
105, 35* Essex v Gloucs Chelmsford 10 Apr 2016 FC
88 Essex v Kent Canterbury 23 Mar 2016 Other
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
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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May 26, 2016

Alastair Cook put in some hard yards as England were forced to train indoors, Chester-le-Street, May 26, 2016

Alastair Cook put in some hard yards as England were forced to train indoors

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May 25, 2016

Alastair Cook, Stuart Broad and Jonny Bairstow take their places for the team photo, Chester-le-Street, May 25, 2016

Alastair Cook, Stuart Broad and Jonny Bairstow take their places for the team photo

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May 21, 2016

James Anderson and Alastair Cook celebrate victory in the first Test, England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley, 3rd day, May 21, 2016

James Anderson and Alastair Cook celebrate victory in the first Test

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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
PCB XI v England XI at ICCA Dubai - Jan 11-13, 2012
England XI won by 100 runs
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