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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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3 reasons why the 2013-14 Ashes was so one-sided
3 reasons why the 2013-14 Ashes was so one-sided
Australia triumphed 5-0 that year, in a decade largely dominated by England
Are England really there to win the Ashes?
Are England really there to win the Ashes?
Injuries, investigations and uncertainties have marred England's chances ever since they stepped foot on Australian soil a week ago.
5 great England captains who never won an Ashes in Australia
5 great England captains who never won an Ashes in Australia
These five great English skippers never triumphed Down Under
5 best slip fielders in world cricket today
5 best slip fielders in world cricket today
Fielding in the slips is a tough - and thankless job.
10 best Essex cricketers of all time 
10 best Essex cricketers of all time 
A quick look at 10 of the finest cricketers produced by Essex.
Gabriel, Roach help dismiss England for 258
Gabriel, Roach help dismiss England for 258
West Indies 19-1 at Stumps on Day 1of the 2nd Test at Headingley.
Can Alastair Cook overtake Sachin Tendulkar in Tests?
Can Alastair Cook overtake Sachin Tendulkar in Tests?
The 32-year-old is at the prime of his health and will get numerous opportunities at the top of the order.
5 things West Indies should do to improve
5 things West Indies should do to improve
The clock is ticking for the Windies. What can they do to deliver soon?
Five players who stood at short leg or silly point even after becoming captain
Five players who stood at short leg or silly point even after becoming captain
Short leg and silly point were long considered a rookie's job but these captains changed that perception and how.
5 veteran cricketers who have set the County stage on fire
5 veteran cricketers who have set the County stage on fire
These experienced batsmen had a great season in County cricket
Team England's opening debacle persists
Team England's opening debacle persists
England has tried 13 openers in last five years and has achieved little success. What is the issue there?
England vs South Africa 2017, 3rd Test: Day 1, 5 talking points
England vs South Africa 2017, 3rd Test: Day 1, 5 talking points
A rain-hit day saw South Africa put England in a spot of bother although Cook remained unbeaten on 82.
England be prepared, the Ashes is coming
England be prepared, the Ashes is coming
There are plenty of problems and the solutions are not reaping rewards!
South Africa vs England 2017: 2nd Test, 5 talking points
South Africa vs England 2017: 2nd Test, 5 talking points
South Africa gave a sound thrashing to a hapless England side at Trent Bridge.
South Africa vs England 2017 2nd Test, Day 3: 5 talking points
South Africa vs England 2017 2nd Test, Day 3: 5 talking points
South Africa look all set to level the four match series on Day 4 with England needing 474 to win.
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