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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  

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Joe Root wants Alastair Cook to remain England captain
Joe Root wants Alastair Cook to remain England captain
The Yorkshire man also believes that the decision should be left to Alastair Cook.
Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian in Stuart Broad's All Time XI
Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian in Stuart Broad's All Time XI
Warne is interestingly named as Captain Cook's deputy in Stuart Broad's team.
What goes through the mind of a batsman struck on the helmet
What goes through the mind of a batsman struck on the helmet
A single bump to the head has the power to release a flurry of interesting thoughts.
No decision yet on Alastair Cook's fate as England captain
No decision yet on Alastair Cook's fate as England captain
The meeting will be a standard practice of reviewing major tours.
Captaincy resignation looms large in Alastair Cook's impending meeting with Andrew Strauss
Captaincy resignation looms large in Alastair Cook's impending meeting with Andrew Strauss
Cook and Strauss will sit down to chart a course for the future of England cricket, and specifically, Cook's future as captain.
Alastair Cook picked as captain in Joe Root's All-time XI; Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli also included
Alastair Cook picked as captain in Joe Root's All-time XI; Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli also included
Cook will open with Vaughan
Joe Root could miss start of the ODI leg of India tour
Joe Root could miss start of the ODI leg of India tour
The Yorkshire man is expecting the birth of his first child and has decided to stay back home.
5 possible replacements for Alastair Cook as England Test captain
5 possible replacements for Alastair Cook as England Test captain
Alastair Cook's position as England's Test captain is under threat after a series of bad performances.
Stats: LBW hits the 10K mark at Port Elizabeth
Stats: LBW hits the 10K mark at Port Elizabeth
Anil Kumble has affected the most number of LBW dismissals in Tests while Sachin Tendulkar leads the chart for batsmen for LBW dismissals.
England lacked the collective will to fight in "Mother of Mismatches"
England lacked the collective will to fight in "Mother of Mismatches"
The ghastly trauma of Mirpur was revisited on the last day as Jadeja and co. nailed their coffin, on what seemed a placid deck.
England's humiliation in India should be a warning to Australia, claims Ian Chappell
England's humiliation in India should be a warning to Australia, claims Ian Chappell
The outspoken commentator and former skipper also calls for Alastair Cook's resignation.
5 Test records that were broken in 2016
5 Test records that were broken in 2016
Here are five milestones that stood out in a year of Test cricket that saw various long-standing records being usurped.
Forget the "turners", India can now win on "batting beauties"
Forget the "turners", India can now win on "batting beauties"
Through a combination of fancied bowlers and a strong bench, India looks a formidable Test side.
Stats of players who made it to the ICC Test Team of the Year
Stats of players who made it to the ICC Test Team of the Year
How the ICC Test team of the year performed between September 2015 and 2016.
Sportskeeda's Test XI of the year
Sportskeeda's Test XI of the year
We combine the best players from all around the year to form an unbeatable team.
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