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 933 articles about Alastair Cook. Articles 1 to 40:
Englands Joe Root acknowledges the crowd after he finished the innings 149 not out 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
Joe Root distances himself from England captaincy talk
Joe Root insists that he has no plans to become England captain at this stage of his career and feels that Alastair Cook is doing an excellent job in the role.
05:29
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 captain Alastair Cook desperate to get back to top form
England captain Alastair Cook outlines his ambition to get back to his peak form in the middle to end his long-awaited search for his 26th Test hundred.
04:48
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
Alastair Cook praises Jason Holder defiance
Alastair Cook gives credit to Jason Holder for earning the West Indies a draw in the first Test as he scored his maiden first-class hundred to deny England victory.
Apr 18, 05:35
James Anderson of England claims the wicket of Denesh Ramdin of West Indies to pass Ian Botham's record of 383 Test wickets and become England's highest Test wicket bowler during day five of the 1st Test match between West Indies and England at the Sir Vi
Result: Jason Holder ton earns West Indies first-Test draw with England
Jason Holder's maiden Test century frustrates England and record breaker James Anderson as West Indies rescue a draw in the first Test in Antigua.
Apr 17, 22:17
James Anderson of England celebrates taking the wicket of Devon Smith of West Indies during day two of the 1st Test match between West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on April 14, 2015
Gary Ballance century sets up victory push against West Indies in Antigua
A Gary Ballance century and a sensational Chris Jordan catch help set up England's victory push in the first Test against West Indies in Antigua.
Apr 16, 23:06
James Anderson of England celebrates taking the wicket of Devon Smith of West Indies during day two of the 1st Test match between West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on April 14, 2015
England declare on 333 for seven against West Indies
West Indies begin their pursuit of 438 in the first Test against England in Antigua after the visitors declared on 333 for seven just before tea.
Apr 16, 20:32
Englands Gary Ballance celebrates as he runs to reach a century not out during play on the second day of the second cricket Test match between England and India at Lord's cricket ground in London on July 18, 2014
England churn out runs to stretch lead to 328 against West Indies at lunch
England stretch their lead over the West Indies to 328 runs, with just Joe Root falling in the morning session of day four of the first Test in Antigua.
Apr 16, 17:04
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
Andrew Flintoff: 'Alastair Cook criticism is unfair'
Former England bowler Andrew Flintoff defends captain Alastair Cook following his slump in form.
Apr 16, 14:26
Alastair Cook of England smashes the ball towards the boundary during Day 1 of the 3rd Investec Test match between England and India at the Ageas Bowl on July 27, 2014
Bob Willis: 'Alastair Cook's form is a concern'
Bob Willis says that Alastair Cook will lose his place as captain of the England Test team unless he turns his form around.
Apr 16, 06:33
James Anderson of England celebrates taking the wicket of Devon Smith of West Indies during day two of the 1st Test match between West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on April 14, 2015
West Indies hold off England charge
West Indies battle to 155-4 to trail England by 244 runs at the end of day two in the first Test match.
Apr 14, 22:59
Ian Bell and Joe Root of England bring up their 150 run partnership during day one of the 1st Test match between West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on April 13, 2015
Ian Bell scores 143 as England impress on day one against West Indies
England score 341-5 in the first day of the first Test against West Indies, with Ian Bell scoring 143.
Apr 14, 00:14
England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
West Indies win toss ahead of first Test with England
West Indies elect to bowl first after winning the toss ahead of the first Test match with England in Antigua.
Apr 13, 14:37
Alastair Cook of England speaks to the media during a press conference at the end of day five of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013
Alastair Cook: 'England will not be distracted'
Alastair Cook insists that events back at home in the past few days will not distract England ahead of the first Test against the West Indies.
Apr 12, 22:20
Jonathan Trott of England walks off the field after being dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013
Jonathan Trott prepared for England return
Jonathan Trott insists that he is ready for the challenge of playing Test cricket again ahead of his return to the England side.
Apr 11, 03:59
England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
James Tredwell tips Alastair Cook to build on century
James Tredwell believes that Alastair Cook can build on the century he scored against St Kitts ahead of the series with the West Indies.
Apr 8, 05:18
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 scores warm-up century
Alastair Cook prepares for the upcoming Test series against the West Indies by scoring a century in a warm-up encounter.
Apr 7, 15:14
Jonathan Trott of England walks off the field after being dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013
Alastair Cook delighted to see Jonathan Trott back in England contention
Jonathan Trott's performances at domestic level have "demanded selection" for an international recall, according to England captain Alastair Cook.
Apr 5, 08:11
England coach Peter Moores talks to the media during a press conference at Adelaide Oval on March 8, 2015
England coach Peter Moores: 'Kevin Pietersen isn't on our radar'
England head coach Peter Moores insists that Kevin Pietersen is not on his "radar" for selection amid talk of a possible return for the batsman.
Apr 2, 09:07
Nathan Lyon of Australia leads the team song on the pitch after day five of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 17, 2013
Glenn McGrath certain of Ashes success
Glenn McGrath is confident that Australia will be too strong for England when they look to defend The Ashes this summer.
Apr 2, 04:06
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: 'Joe Root ready to captain England'
Jason Gillespie says that Joe Root would "do a good job" as England captain, even if he were to be given the role now.
Apr 1, 15:18
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