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Factbox - England captain Alastair Cook

Modified 20 Dec 2019, 07:07 IST
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Britain Cricket - England v Sri Lanka - Second Test - Emirates Durham ICG - 30/5/16England's Alastair Cook celebrates reaching 10,000 test runsAction Images via Reuters / Jason CairnduffLivepic

REUTERS - Factbox on England captain Alastair Cook, who became the first English batsman to score 10,000 runs in test matches in the second test against Sri Lanka on Monday.

*Born Dec. 25, 1984 in Gloucester, England.

*Scored an unbeaten 104 on test debut against India at Nagpur in 2006, and made his one-day international debut against Sri Lanka in the same year.

*Scored 766 runs in seven innings during the 2010-2011 Ashes tour, to help England to their first series win in Australia for 24 years.

*Scored 294 against India in 2011, his highest test score to date, and was named as International Cricket Council's Test Cricketer of the Year in 2011.

*Was appointed MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list.

*Succeeded Andrew Strauss as ODI skipper in 2011 and as permanent test captain in 2012.

*Scored his 23rd century against India in 2012 to become the highest test-century maker for England, and became the youngest player to pass the 7,000-run mark. He was also named as one of Wisden's Cricketer of the Year in 2012.

*Led England to the final of the 2013 Champions Trophy, losing to India. He lost the one-day captaincy and a place in the 2015 World Cup squad due to a poor run of form.


*Captained England to a 3-0 home Ashes win in 2013, but a 5-0 whitewash Down Under led to criticism of his captaincy.

*Passed Graham Gooch's 8,900-run mark against New Zealand in 2015 to become England's leading test-run scorer.

*Led England to a surprise 3-2 Ashes win last in 2015 and was named as captain of the ICC test team of the year.

*Captained England to a 2-1 test series win in South Africa in 2016 against a team then ranked number one in the world.

*Ended 2015 as the third-highest test run scorer with 1,364 at an average of 54.56.

*Became the first English batsman and the 12th player from any country to score 10,000 runs in test matches.

(Reporting by Nivedita Shankar in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

Published 30 May 2016, 20:04 IST
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