Alastair Cook      

Full name Alastair Nathan Cook

Born December 25, 1984, Gloucester

Current age 29 years 219 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 107 192 11 8327 294 46.00 17765 46.87 25 37 955 10 104 0
ODIs 82 82 4 2967 137 38.03 3796 78.16 5 19 335 9 30 0
T20Is 4 4 0 61 26 15.25 54 112.96 0 0 10 0 1 0
First-class 207 369 27 16166 294 47.26 31417 51.45 47 78 201 0
List A 139 137 10 4913 137 38.68 6171 79.61 9 30 56 0
Twenty20 31 29 2 884 100* 32.74 690 128.11 1 5 94 15 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 107 2 18 7 1 1/6 1/6 7.00 2.33 18.0 0 0 0
ODIs 82 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 207 282 211 7 3/13 30.14 4.48 40.2 0 0 0
List A 139 18 10 0 - - - 3.33 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 31 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Mar 1-5, 2006 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Southampton, Jul 27-31, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Sri Lanka at Manchester, Jun 28, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham, Jun 3, 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 India at Southampton, Jul 27-31, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Essex Cricket Board v Essex at Chelmsford, May 7, 2003 scorecard
Last List A England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham, Jun 3, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Essex at Southgate, Jul 1, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
95, 70* England v India Southampton 27 Jul 2014 Test # 2132
10, 22 England v India Lord's 17 Jul 2014 Test # 2130
5, 1/6 England v India Nottingham 9 Jul 2014 Test # 2128
17, 16 England v Sri Lanka Leeds 20 Jun 2014 Test # 2126
17, 28 England v Sri Lanka Lord's 12 Jun 2014 Test # 2124
56 England v Sri Lanka Birmingham 3 Jun 2014 ODI # 3496
1 England v Sri Lanka Lord's 31 May 2014 ODI # 3495
30* England v Sri Lanka Manchester 28 May 2014 ODI # 3494
11 England v Sri Lanka The Oval 22 May 2014 ODI # 3492
22 Essex v Middlesex Lord's 17 May 2014 T20
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 became the youngest player to pass 7000 runs.

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Timeline
    • September 3, 2003
      Golden boy makes his debut
      • Having made his Essex Second XI debut at 16 and scored plenty of runs in schools cricket for Bedford, Alastair Cook makes his first-class debut aged 18 against Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford. The boy wonder duly registered his maiden fifty in the second innings, unbeaten at the top of the order with 69.
    • May 19, 2004
      The first of many
      • Having scored a number of fifties without getting to a hundred after seven first-class games, Cook records his first century in a run-glut against Leicestershire at Chelmsford.
    • February to March 2005
      Into the A-Team
      • After his first full season of senior cricket, Cook was selected for England A's tour to UAE and Sri Lanka captained by Ian Bell.
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Jul 31, 2014

Blue skies ahead? Alastair Cook savours victory, England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 5th day, July 31, 2014

Blue skies ahead? Alastair Cook savours victory

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Jul 31, 2014

Alastair Cook is ushered to the presentation by an appreciative crowd, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 5th day, July 31, 2014

Alastair Cook is ushered to the presentation by an appreciative crowd

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Jul 30, 2014

Alastair Cook congratulates Joe Root on his fifty, England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 4th day, July 30, 2014

Alastair Cook congratulates Joe Root on his fifty

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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
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS) - Apr 3-7, 2012
England won by 8 wickets
Sri Lanka v England at Galle - Mar 26-29, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 75 runs
SLC Dev XI v England XI at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 20-22, 2012
England XI won by 4 wickets
SL Board XI v England XI at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 15-17, 2012
England XI won by an innings and 15 runs
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