Alastair Cook

Position: Opening batsman
Team: England
Born: December 25, 1984 (age 29)
Hometown: Gloucester, England
Height: 6'2"
Nationality: English
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 and 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.
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
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
Bob Willis: 'ECB yet to make Alastair Cook decision'
Former England bowler Bob Willis says that the ECB has a big decision to make over the future of England captain Alastair Cook.
Dec 13, 18:02
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
Sir Ian Botham: 'Alastair Cook can't play in World Cup on current form'
Sir Ian Botham doesn't believe that England captain Alastair Cook should play for England at next year's World Cup based on current form and feels that his captaincy isn't secure.
Dec 13, 17:49
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: England performance "hard to take"
England captain Alastair Cook says that the team's performance in their 90-run defeat to Sri Lanka is "hard to take".
Dec 13, 12:09
Sri Lankan cricketer Suranga Lakmal celebrates with teammates the dismissal of England cricketer Eoin Morgan during the sixth One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on De
Result: England suffer one-day international series defeat to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka beat England by 90 runs in Pallekele to claim an ODI series win.
Dec 13, 11:49
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
England set target of 293
Kumar Sangakkara hits 112 after being dropped early in his innings as Sri Lanka set England a target of 293 for victory in the sixth one-day international.
Dec 13, 08:31
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
Result: England beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in fifth ODI
England defeat Sri Lanka by five wickets to claim victory in the fifth one-day international in Pallekele.
Dec 11, 12:14
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
Alex Hales makes way for Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook returns to captain England in the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Pallekele, with Alex Hales and Ben Stokes both left out of the XI.
Dec 10, 09:15
: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 fined for slow over rate in fourth ODI against Sri Lanka
England are fined again for a slow over rate during their seven-match series with Sri Lanka.
Dec 7, 18:12
Sri Lankan cricketer Lahiru Thirimanne 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
Result: Kumar Sangakkara inspires Sri Lanka to England win
Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews star with the bat as Sri Lanka beat England by six wickets to earn a 3-1 lead and regain control of the seven-game series.
Dec 7, 13:08
England cricketer Moeen Ali raises his bat and helmet in celebration after scoring a century (100 runs) during the first One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on November 26, 2014
England set Sri Lanka 266 to win fourth ODI
James Taylor hits 90 to help England set Sri Lanka a target of 266 to win the fourth ODI in Colombo.
Dec 7, 08:40
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 confirmed as England's World Cup captain
Alastair Cook is confirmed as England's captain for the 2015 World Cup in a 30-man provisional squad which includes Yorkshire pair Jack Brooks and Adil Rashid.
Dec 6, 17:57
England cricketer Moeen Ali raises his bat and helmet in celebration after scoring a century (100 runs) during the first One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on November 26, 2014
Sports Mole's England World Cup XI
Sports Mole follows Kevin Pietersen in naming its England XI for the 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, which begins in February next year.
Dec 6, 12:04
Eoin Morgan in action for England against Australia.
Peter Moores backs Eoin Morgan to find best form in Sri Lanka
England coach Peter Moores backs Eoin Morgan to find his form when he captains England in the fourth one-day international against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
Dec 5, 05:25
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
England captain Alastair Cook banned from fourth ODI against Sri Lanka
England captain Alastair Cook is suspended from Sunday's fourth one-day international against Sri Lanka due to a slow over-rate in yesterday's victory.
Dec 4, 10:16
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 faces suspension for slow over-rate
England captain Alastair Cook could be suspended due to his side's slow over-rate in Wednesday's win over Sri Lanka.
Dec 4, 03:54
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
Result: England earn one-day international win over Sri Lanka
England earn their first victory on their tour of Sri Lanka with a five-wicket win via the Duckworth–Lewis method.
Dec 3, 18:30
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
England given 236 victory target
England must score 236 runs to win the third one-day international against Sri Lanka in Hambantota.
Dec 3, 15:26
England batsman Alex Hales plays a shot during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament cricket match between England and South Africaat The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on March 29, 2014
Alex Hales returns for England in third ODI with Sri Lanka
Alex Hales is recalled by England in one of three changes for the third ODI with Sri Lanka, with Ben Stokes and Chris Jordan also back in the side in Hambantota.
Dec 3, 09:16
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
ICC announce World Cup warm-up games
England will prepare for the 2015 World Cup in February with warm-up games against West Indies and Pakistan.
Dec 1, 13:01
Ravi Bopara of England looks on during nets practice session at Ageas Bowl on August 28, 2013
Ravi Bopara: 'Alastair Cook will put an end to poor form'
Ravi Bopara insists that Alastair Cook will rediscover his best form in one-day international cricket following a disappointing start to the series in Sri Lanka.
Nov 30, 22:58
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
Alastair Cook rejects Kevin Pietersen's plea to resign as England's ODI captain
Alastair Cook rejects fresh appeals from former England batsman Kevin Pietersen to resign as ODI captain following a 15th loss in 22 matches against Test-playing nations.
Nov 29, 18:04
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: 'England were outplayed by Sri Lanka'
England captain Alastair Cook admits that England were "outplayed" in their second one-day international against Sri Lanka, resulting in an eight-wicket defeat.
Nov 29, 12:44
England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
Kevin Pietersen urges Alastair Cook to "resign"
If Alastair Cook cares about the England one-day international side, he should step down as captain, according to Kevin Pietersen.
Nov 29, 12:12
Mahela Jayawardena of Sri Lanka bats during the 2nd One Day International match between Sri Lanka and England at R. Premadasa Stadium on November 29, 2014
Result: England lose second one-day international
England lose by eight wickets in Colombo to fall 2-0 behind in their seven-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka.
Nov 29, 11:50
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
England win toss and choose to bat after rain delay in Sri Lanka
England win the toss and decide to bat after rain delays their second ODI with Sri Lanka.
Nov 29, 07:12
England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
England's Alastair Cook: 'Best way to honour Phil Hughes is to keep playing'
England captain Alastair Cook says that his team's best way to honour late Australia batsman Phil Hughes is to keep playing.
Nov 28, 11:57
England cricketer Moeen Ali raises his bat and helmet in celebration after scoring a century (100 runs) during the first One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on November 26, 2014
Moeen Ali targets improvement after maiden one-day international century
England all-rounder Moeen Ali claims that he can play even better after hitting his maiden one-day international century in the loss to Sri Lanka.
Nov 27, 02:41
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 urges bowlers to improve after loss to Sri Lanka
Alastair Cook believes that England's bowlers must "get savvy with the ball" following the loss to Sri Lanka in the first one-day international.
Nov 27, 02:25
England cricketer Moeen Ali raises his bat and helmet in celebration after scoring a century (100 runs) during the first One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on November 26, 2014
Result: Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara heroics in vain as England lose opening ODI with Sri Lanka
England suffer a 25-run defeat in the opening one-day international with Sri Lanka, despite Moeen Ali's maiden century and Ravi Bopara's lower-order exploits in Colombo.
Nov 26, 18:11
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,
England require 318 to win first ODI following dominant Sri Lanka innings
England require 318 to win the first one-day international in Colombo following a dominant innings from Sri Lanka.
Nov 26, 13:46