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Alastair Cook Biography & Latest News

Alastair Cook Biography

Alastair Nathan Cook is the captain of the English Test and ODI cricket teams. He is a left-handed opening batsman who plays county cricket for Essex. He has played in a variety of England's youth teams from 2000 until his call up to the Test side in 2006. While touring in the West Indies with the ECB National Academy, Alastair Cook was called up to the England national team in India as a last-minute replacement for Marcus Trescothick and went on to become the youngest Englishman to reach 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000 and 6,000 test runs. Cook had his first taste of international cricket playing the U15 World Cup in 2000. Three years later Cook was called up to the Under 19 England team for their tour of South Africa. Cook was appointed captain of the team the following year, 2004. In 2009 he managed to score two centuries, as well as a score of 95 against Australia to help seal England's first victory against them at Lord's since 1934. He took seven catches in the series, including the final wicket, to win the 2009 Ashes series. After deputising as Test captain in 2010, Cook went on to play another pivotal role in retaining the 2010-11 Ashes series, breaking records by scoring the second highest number of runs in a Test series by an Englishman, including his maiden first-class double-hundred and two further hundreds, and batting for over 35 hours during the series. He was appointed as the captain of the Test team on 29 August 2012. Alastair Cook was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011 Birthday Honours  

Alastair Cook Latest News & Articles

India vs England 2016: Alastair Cook must lead from the front and rediscover resolve to bounce back

The English captain has had an average series with the bat which is reflecting in his captaincy.

India vs England 2016: R Ashwin reveals how he set up Joe Root's dismissal in Mumbai Test

The crafty off-spinner also finds similarities between this Test and the 2012 one.
Ashwin praises Jennings for debut ton

India vs England 2016: Virat Kohli and company are on a roll

The Indian fast-bowlers have been exceptional while England's performance has deteriorated after the first Test.
Ashwin praises Jennings for debut ton

SK Turning Point: Ravichandran Ashwin's double-wicket over brings India back in Mumbai Test

Watch the wily off-spinner halt England's surge with a magical spell on the opening day.

India vs England 2016: Fans left fuming after poor ticket management ahead of the 4th Test at the Wankhede stadium

Fans had queued up from 5 a.m to pick up their tickets

Who said what: World reacts as England edge ahead of India on Day 1 in Mumbai

Reactions from the cricketing fraternity after a Day 1 produced intriguing Test cricket in Mumbai.

5 Test openers who played with the most number of batting partners

Keaton Jennings became Alastair Cook's eleventh opening partner after Andrew Strauss' retirement in 2012.

Stats: Alastair Cook becomes the first Englishman to score 2000 Test runs against India

The left-hander joins an elite list.

India vs England 2016: The 5 most memorable Test matches at Wankhede, Mumbai

As India and England gear up for the 4th Test of the series, we take a look at the 5 most memorable Test matches played at Wankhede, Mumbai

Current Indian team can beat England anywhere, claims Bishan Singh Bedi

The iconic spinner tears into Alastair Cook's team for their 'atrocious body language'.

Monotonous England and the rhythms of India - England in India 2016

England's tour of India - Midway look back!

All you need to know about the 4th India-England Test in Mumbai

Injuries impact India's eleven, Wankhede pitch details, Ravindra Jadeja eyes major landmark and much more.

India vs England 2016: We will throw few jabs at India, says Keaton Jennings

The young batsman also spoke about the influence of his father on his career.
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