Alastair Cook

Born: December 25, 1984 (age 30)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Gloucester, England
Nationality: England flag English

Position: Opening batsman
Sports Mole has 913 articles about Alastair Cook. Articles 1 to 40:
Kevin Pietersen happy to work under Alastair Cook for England
Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen praises "nice guy" Alastair Cook and says that they can work together again if he receives an international recall.
Mar 26, 04:05
Coach Jason Gillespie of Yorkshire Carmegie attends a training session during the Champions League Twenty20, at Claremont Cricket Club on October 15, 2012
Jason Gillespie delighted with Yorkshire performance against MCC
Jason Gillespie praises his Yorkshire side following an emphatic win over MCC in Abu Dhabi.
Mar 25, 03:17
England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
Colin Graves: 'I have every confidence in Alastair Cook'
Incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves insists that he has "every confidence" in Test captain Alastair Cook and sees him as a "big part" of his plans going forward.
Mar 24, 20:29
Alastair Cook in action for England on day two of the fifth Test with India on August 16, 2014
Alastair Cook out for three on cricket return
England Test captain Alastair Cook falls lbw to Ryan Sidebottom for three runs on his return to first-class cricket.
Mar 23, 03:20
Englands Gary Ballance plays a sweep shot watched by Sri Lankas wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene (L) and Sri Lankas Mahela Jayawardene (C) during play on the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's cricket groun
Sports Mole's England XI for West Indies tour
Sports Mole picks the 11 players that we believe should take the field for England in the first Test against the West Indies in April.
Mar 22, 11:53
Adam Lyth of Yorkshire with the Reg Hayter Cup for the PCA Player of the Year during the PCA Awards dinner at The Old Billingsgate on October 1, 2014
Adam Lyth "proud and honoured" by England call-up
Yorkshire opening batsman Adam Lyth says that he is "proud and honoured" to have been handed his first England call-up for the tour of the West Indies.
Mar 18, 16:36
Kevin Pietersen of England bats during day three of 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham ICG on August 11, 2013
England selector James Whittaker: 'Kevin Pietersen isn't part of our plans'
National selector James Whitaker reiterates that Kevin Pietersen is not part of England's plans going forward despite the batsman angling for an international return.
Mar 18, 15:35
England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
Alastair Cook: 'England confidence has been shattered'
England Test captain Alastair Cook admits that he must "rebuild" the team's shattered confidence following their failures in recent months.
Mar 18, 15:02
Kevin Pietersen celebrates his century against New Zealand on March 22, 2008.
Alastair Cook: Kevin Pietersen return "very unlikely"
England Test captain Alastair Cook insists that it is "very unlikely" that Kevin Pietersen will ever play for his country again.
Mar 18, 14:27
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Alastair Cook: 'Selectors wrong to sack me as ODI captain'
Alastair Cook claims that England's hapless performance in the World Cup proves that the selectors were wrong to sack him at ODI captain.
Mar 18, 13:37
Jonathan Trott of England looks on during day one of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Old Trafford Cricket Ground on August 1, 2013
Jonathan Trott returns to England Test squad
Jonathan Trott returns to the England squad for their tour of the West Indies.
Mar 18, 11:47
England's Kevin Pietersen leaves the pitch after losing his wicket for 6 runs during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, central England on September 11, 2013
Michael Vaughan: 'Slim chance of Kevin Pietersen making England return'
Former captain Michael Vaughan insists that talk of Kevin Pietersen playing for England again is "a long shot" which has just a "10% chance" of happening.
Mar 15, 13:17
:England cricketer Eoin Morgan plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on December 7, 2014
England captain Eoin Morgan defends national anthem snub
England captain Eoin Morgan defends his reasons not to sing the national anthem at World Cup matches.
Feb 27, 11:13
Geoffrey Boycott looks on as Yorkshire face Northamptonshire in the LV County Championship on May 30, 2012
Geoffrey Boycott: 'England not as good as they think they are'
Geoffrey Boycott believes that England are not as good a team as they think they are following their heavy defeat to New Zealand.
Feb 20, 10:39
England's Joe Root gestures to the crowd as he walks off having lost his wicket for 113 during the fifth one-day international (ODI) cricket match between England and India at Headingley in Leeds, northern England, on September 5, 2014
Joe Root: 'Eoin Morgan will turn it on at World Cup'
Joe Root is convinced that run-shy England captain Eoin Morgan will rediscover his form under the pressure of the World Cup following a poor run of scores.
Feb 11, 16:36
Englands James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of Indias Murali Vijay for 2 runs on the third day of the fifth cricket Test match between England and India at The Oval cricket ground in London on August 17, 2014
James Anderson: 'England comeback couldn't have gone much better'
James Anderson reveals his joy at coming through England's Tri-series meeting with India unscathed following his return from injury.
Jan 21, 07:47
:England cricketer Eoin Morgan plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on December 7, 2014
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan: 'No return for Kevin Pietersen'
Eoin Morgan says that Kevin Pietersen will not be returning to the England one-day fold, despite the batsman stating that the skipper would "love" to have him back.
Jan 15, 09:27
:England cricketer Eoin Morgan plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on December 7, 2014
Eoin Morgan promises "back to the basics" England captaincy
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan says that he will take the captaincy "back to the basics" for the upcoming World Cup after replacing Alastair Cook.
Jan 11, 10:50
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
Peter Moores "comfortable" with Alastair Cook captaincy decision
England coach Peter Moores insists that it was the right decision to strip Alastair Cook of the ODI captaincy so close to the World Cup.
Jan 6, 11:40
Jonathan Trott of England looks on during day one of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Old Trafford Cricket Ground on August 1, 2013
On this day: Jonathan Trott tortures Australia in Melbourne
On this day four years ago, Jonathan Trott scored an unbeaten 141 to help England on their way to a victory which would clinch the 2010-11 Ashes series with Australia.
Dec 27, 10:10
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Steve Harmison blasts ECB over Alastair Cook decision
Steve Harmison labels ECB chief executive Paul Downton "ridiculous" after the sacking of Alastair Cook as England one-day captain.
Dec 21, 19:14
England's Kevin Pietersen leaves the pitch after losing his wicket for 6 runs during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, central England on September 11, 2013
Matthew Hayden: Kevin Pietersen's World Cup exclusion "ludicrous"
Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden describes Kevin Pietersen's omission from England's 2015 World Cup squad as "ludicrous" and "crazy".
Dec 21, 11:55
:England cricketer Eoin Morgan plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on December 7, 2014
In Profile: Eoin Morgan
Sports Mole profiles newly-appointed England one-day captain Eoin Morgan.
Dec 21, 10:55
:England cricketer Eoin Morgan plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on December 7, 2014
Ravi Bopara: Eoin Morgan "perfect" man to lead England
Ravi Bopara believes that Eoin Morgan is a "natural" leader and the right man to captain England at the World Cup following his appointment as Alastair Cook's successor.
Dec 21, 10:14
Ben Stokes of England in action during a net session ahead of the third NatWest One Day International Series match between England and Australia at Edgbaston on September 10, 2013
James Whittaker: Ben Stokes 'too inconsistent for World Cup'
National selector James Whittaker admits that inconsistency is hampering Ben Stokes after the Durham all-rounder was left out of England's World Cup squad.
Dec 20, 20:14
Gary Ballance of England hits out during the 1st Royal London One Day International match between England and Sri Lanka at The Kia Oval on May 22, 2014
James Whittaker: "World-class" Gary Ballance a "fantastic option"
National selector James Whittaker expects the "world class" Gary Ballance to give England a "fantastic option" at the 2015 World Cup after his recall to the ODI squad.
Dec 20, 18:58
Notts batsman James Taylor plays a shot against Warwickshire on July 17, 2013
James Taylor, Gary Ballance in England one-day international World Cup squad
James Taylor and Gary Ballance are named in England's squad for the 2015 World Cup.
Dec 20, 11:05
England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
Alastair Cook "gutted" after removal as England's one-day captain
Alastair Cook reveals that he is "gutted" after his removal as England's one-day international captain.
Dec 20, 10:59
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Michael Atherton: 'England have made a bold move to remove Alastair Cook'
Michael Atherton believes that England have a made bold move to relieve Alastair Cook of the one-day captaincy ahead of the World Cup.
Dec 19, 20:26
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Nasser Hussain: 'Alastair Cook could not continue as captain'
Nasser Hussain feels that Alastair Cook could not continue in his role as England one-day captain due to the team's and his struggles in 2014.
Dec 19, 20:11
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Alastair Cook removed as England one-day captain, replaced by Eoin Morgan
Alastair Cook is removed as England's one-day captain with less than two months to go before the World Cup, leaving Eoin Morgan to take on the role of skipper.
Dec 19, 16:58
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Nasser Hussain: 'Not too late to drop Alastair Cook before the World Cup'
Cricket commentator Nasser Hussain says that there is still time for England to drop skipper Alastair Cook before the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Dec 18, 16:49
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
Sir Ian Botham: 'Alastair Cook should step aside from one-day team'
Sir Ian Botham urges England captain Alastair Cook to step down from the ODI setup.
Dec 17, 12:01
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Alastair Cook defiant over England one-day international captaincy
Alastair Cook insists that he is the right man to captain England at the 2015 World Cup despite seeing the team end their series with Sri Lanka with a defeat.
Dec 16, 18:21
Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan plays a shot during the third and final Twenty20 cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium in the southern district of Hambantota on August 6,
Result: England end one-day international series against Sri Lanka with defeat
England lose the seventh and final ODI against Sri Lanka by 87 runs, leaving the Lions to claim the series by a 5-2 scoreline.
Dec 16, 16:27
England batsman Alex Hales leaves the field after his 94 during the 2nd NatWest series T20 match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham on August 31, 2013
England make two changes for final ODI against Sri Lanka
England make two changes for their seventh ODI against Sri Lanka, with Alex Hales and Harry Gurney coming in for Ravi Bopara and Steven Finn.
Dec 16, 08:42
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
ECB's Paul Downton expects Alastair Cook to captain England at World Cup
ECB managing director Paul Downton says that one-day England captain Alastair Cook is "horribly out of form", but expects him to captain the side at the World Cup.
Dec 16, 08:19
Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara leaps into the air as he celebrates the victory during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket final match between India and Sri lanka at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 6, 2014
Kumar Sangakkara fined for dissent in win over England
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara is fined by the International Cricket Council for showing dissent in Saturday's win over England.
Dec 14, 19:22
Alastair Cook of England speaks at a press conference after defeating Australia during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and England at WACA on January 24, 2014
Alastair Cook: 'I'm the man to captain England at the World Cup'
Alastair Cook remains insistent that he is the right man to captain England at the World Cup despite overseeing a fourth straight ODI series defeat.
Dec 13, 20:25
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Peter Moores: 'Alastair Cook captaincy under review'
England coach Peter Moores refuses to confirm Alastair Cook's position as captain for the World Cup following a fourth straight series defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka.
Dec 13, 20:00