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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

Kevin Pietersen has apprehensions about England's tour of Bangladesh England are set to go ahead with the Bangladesh tour as scheduled after the security assessment by a 3-member ECB panel deemed it safe.
Andrew Strauss optimistic of sending a full-strength team for Bangladesh tour Director of England Cricket completely convinced with security arrangements.
Watch: Jason Roy picks Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara and Ian Bishop in his all-time XI England opener goes for both Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen.
Pakistan batsman Sami Aslam opens up on his admiration for Virat Kohli Promising opener also lavishes praise on Alastair Cook and Joe Root
Test match batting, the Geoffrey Boycott way The Geoffrey Boycott School of Batting is not about getting bogged down, it is about getting the bowlers bogged down.
Nasser Hussain not in favour of recalling Ian Bell for upcoming subcontinental tours Former England skipper wants to turn to the future
Pakistan’s song of redemption: A look back at Pakistan’s test series against England A look back at the recently concluded test series between England and Pakistan.
England might recall Ian Bell for Tests in India and Bangladesh England coach Trevor Bayliss believes Ian Bell's vast experience and ability to play spin bowling could come in handy in the subcontinent.
Analysing Mohammad Amir's return to Test cricket Taking a look at Mohammad Amir's return to Test match cricket and analysing how fruitful his first assignment in 6 years actually was.
Video: Jonathan Trott picks Sachin Tendulkar, Waqar Younis and Alastair Cook in his all-time XI Former England batsman entrusts Steve Waugh with captaincy duties.
Misbah-ul-Haq claims that he could play on until 50 The 42-year-old is thoroughly enjoying the game and wants to play on for some time more at least.
5 captains who were sacked unceremoniously These players could not win the trust of their respective boards.
England vs Pakistan: Five Talking Points from the Test series Cook's audition, Yasir's rollercoaster and Anderson's successor
Experts tip surprise recall for 38-year old Gareth Batty in England's forthcoming tour of India County veteran as well as fresh faces in line for subcontinent journey.
Misbah-ul-Haq believes Pakistan deserves No. 1 Test ranking In the post match press conference, Misbah said that Pakistan is playing well overseas for seven years and deserves rank 1.
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