Alastair Cook

Born: December 25, 1984 (age 30)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Gloucester, England
Nationality: England flag English

Role: Opening batsman

Batting Style: Left-handed
Bowling Style: Right-arm slow, Right-arm medium
Career History
InternationalNational SideEngland (2006-)
Test DebutMar 1, 1996 vs. India
ODI DebutJun 28, 1996 vs. Sri Lanka
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Moeen Ali in action for England on day two of the first Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
Moeen Ali eyes opening spot
Moeen Ali claims that he would be willing to open the batting when England meet the Pakistan in the UAE.
02:35
Adam Lyth poses during an England portrait session in May 2015
Adam Lyth aiming to "bounce back" from Ashes form
Amid speculation that he will be dropped, England's Adam Lyth insists that he will recover from the poor form that he showed with the bat against Australia.
Aug 26, 16:27
England's captain Alastair Cook kisses the replica Ashes urn as England celebrate their series victory after the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London, on August 23, 2015
England players fined for slow over-rate in fifth Ashes Test
England captain Alastair Cook is fined 40% of his match fee, while the rest of the team are fined 20% due to a slow over-rate in the fifth Ashes Test.
Aug 24, 12:32
Moeen Ali in action for England on day two of the first Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
Trevor Bayliss: 'Moeen Ali could open for England'
England coach Trevor Bayliss suggests that Moeen Ali could open the batting in the series against Pakistan.
Aug 24, 10:34
Australia coach Darren Lehmann oversees an official team training session ahead of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Riverside stadium in Chester-le-Street, north-east England on August 8, 2013
Australia coach Darren Lehmann: We were "outplayed" by England
Australia coach Darren Lehmann admits that his side were outplayed by England in the key moments of the Ashes series, leading to the 3-2 defeat.
Aug 24, 04:39
England's captain Alastair Cook kisses the replica Ashes urn as England celebrate their series victory after the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London, on August 23, 2015
Alastair Cook: 'Far more to come from England'
England skipper Alastair Cook admits to being "disappointed" by his side's showing in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 23, 16:08
Australia's Peter Siddle celebrates taking the final wicket of England's Moeen Ali as Australia wrap up the game on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London, on August 23, 2015
Result: Australia win final Ashes Test by an innings and 46 runs at The Oval
Australia win the final Ashes Test of the series by an innings and 46 runs at The Oval to reduce the margin of their defeat in the series to 3-2 in England's favour.
Aug 23, 15:30
Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Adam Lyth of England during day three of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 22, 2015
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Fifth Test, Day Four - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Australia claim an innings victory within four days against England in their final Ashes clash at The Oval.
Aug 23, 10:30
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 on brink after Alastair Cook dismissal
England are on the brink of losing the fifth and final Ashes Test match after finishing day three on 203-6, still 129 runs behind Australia.
Aug 22, 18:43
Mitchell Marsh poses during an Australia portrait session in May 2015
England facing battle to avoid innings defeat
England reach tea on day three of the fifth Ashes Test on 123-3, still 209 runs behind Australia.
Aug 22, 15:43
Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Adam Lyth of England during day three of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 22, 2015
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Fifth Test, Day Three - as it happened
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of day three of the fifth Test between England and Australia at The Oval.
Aug 22, 10:30
Mitchell Starc celebrates dismissing Joe Root on the second day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
Batting collapse puts England in deep trouble after day two
A batting collapse puts England in deep trouble on day two of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 21, 18:37
Australia's batsman Steven Smith raises his bat as he reaches his 100 on day one of the third Ashes cricket Test against England in Perth on December 13, 2013
Australia bowled out for 481 before England fightback stutters
England bowl Australia out for 481 before making 30-1 at tea on day two of the fifth Ashes Test.
Aug 21, 15:46
Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates after dismissing Matt Prior of England with Mitchell Johnson, Michael Clarke and Shane Watson during day five of Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Fifth Test, Day Two - as it happened
Relive all the action from day two of the fifth Ashes Test between England and Australia at The Oval.
Aug 21, 10:29
Ben Stokes celebrates taking the wicket of Chris Rogers on day two of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
Ben Stokes: 'England were unlucky'
Ben Stokes believes that England deserved more reward after Australia reached 287-3 on the first day of the fifth Ashes Test.
Aug 20, 22:41
Australia's David Warner in action during day two of the First Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
David Warner: 'Patience was key'
David Warner believes that a patient approach was key as Australia's batting lineup made a strong start to the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 20, 22:21
Australia's Steve Smith in action on day one of the Third Test on July 29, 2015
Australia in charge at The Oval
Steve Smith hits an unbeaten 78 as Australia reach 287-3 at the end of day one of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 20, 19:08
Mark Wood of England celebrates dismissing BJ Watling of New Zealand during day five of 1st Investec Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 25, 2015
England make breakthrough at tea
Australia lose two wickets at tea as England make the breakthrough on day one of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 20, 15:43
Josh Hazlewood of Australia celebrates taking the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara of India during day four of the 2nd Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba on December 20, 2014
Australia bowler Josh Hazlewood rested for fifth Ashes Test
Australia rest bowler Josh Hazlewood for the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 19, 15:05
James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Mitchell Marsh during day one of the third Ashes Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston on July 29, 2015
James Anderson to miss fifth Ashes Test
England captain Alastair Cook confirms that James Anderson is not fit enough to take part in the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 19, 12:29
Mark Wood celebrates dismissing Michael Clarke on day two of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
Mark Wood targets win in fifth Test to thrash Australia
England are "raring to go" ahead of the fifth Ashes Test against Australia, says bowler Mark Wood.
Aug 18, 20:15
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates after winning the 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on August 8, 2015
Alastair Cook opts to remain England captain
Alastair Cook confirms that he will stay on as England captain after the Ashes series.
Aug 17, 05:03
Angus Fraser attends a memorial service to journalist and former president of the MCC, Christopher Martin-Jenkins MBE at St Paul's Cathedral on April 16, 2013
England selector Angus Fraser 'angered' by past criticisms
England selector Angus Fraser admits to having mixed feelings over the Three Lions' Ashes victory.
Aug 10, 16:00
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates after winning the 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on August 8, 2015
England's Ashes heroes allowed to play in T20 Blast quarter-finals
England allow their Ashes heroes to take part in this week's T20 Blast quarter-finals.
Aug 10, 13:00
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates after winning the 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on August 8, 2015
Joe Root backs Alastair Cook to stay England captain
Joe Root says that he hopes Alastair Cook stays on as England captain after the Ashes.
Aug 10, 05:45
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates after winning the 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on August 8, 2015
Piers Morgan: 'Alastair Cook, England have shut me up'
Piers Morgan claims that he has been proved wrong by Alastair Cook after England won the Ashes series.
Aug 8, 14:45
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates after winning the 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on August 8, 2015
Alastair Cook hails "unbelievable" England
England captain Alastair Cook describes his team as "unbelievable" after they regain The Ashes thanks to an emphatic victory over Australia at Trent Bridge.
Aug 8, 14:29
Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of Mitchell Johnson on the first day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 6, 2015
Live Commentary: England vs. Australia - Fourth Test, Day Three - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of day three of the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia.
Aug 8, 10:30
Skysports presenter Nasser Hussain during day one of 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham ICG on August 09, 2013
Nasser Hussain: 'England deserve their success'
Nasser Hussain hails the performance of England in their impending Ashes series win over Australia, but feels that they have to improve in less beneficial conditions.
Aug 8, 05:36
Mitchell Starc celebrates dismissing Joe Root on the second day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
Mitchell Starc prepared to fight until the end for Australia
Mitchell Starc is adamant that he and his teammates will battle until the end to stave off defeat in the fourth Ashes Test to avoid handing the urn back to England.
Aug 8, 05:07
Ben Stokes celebrates taking the wicket of Chris Rogers on day two of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
England on verge of Ashes triumph
England move to within three wickets of reclaiming The Ashes at the close of play on day two of the fourth Test at Trent Bridge.
Aug 7, 18:31
Moeen Ali in action for England on day two of the first Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
England in firm control on day two at Trent Bridge
England move 317 runs ahead of Australia at lunch on day two of the fourth Ashes Test.
Aug 7, 13:06
Stuart Broad holds his ball proudly after claiming the wicket of Michael Clarke on the first day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 6, 2015
Stuart Broad: 'Nothing has been won yet'
Stuart Broad insists that celebrating Ashes success too early will take England to a "dangerous place" against an Australia side seeking revenge.
Aug 7, 09:14
Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of Mitchell Johnson on the first day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 6, 2015
England on brink of Ashes win thanks to Stuart Broad, Joe Root masterclass
England bowl Australia out for 60 in the morning of their Ashes clash, Joe Root subsequently piling on the runs in the afternoon to give his side a 214-run lead at the close.
Aug 6, 19:23
Joe Root of England bats during day three of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 10, 2015
England move 39 runs ahead at tea on day one at Trent Bridge
Mitchell Starc takes three wickets in the afternoon as Australia try to respond after a woeful morning of batting on day one of the fourth Ashes Test.
Aug 6, 15:41
Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of Mitchell Johnson on the first day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 6, 2015
Eight-wicket Stuart Broad dismantles Australia
A Stuart Broad-inspired England bowl out Australia for just 60 runs before lunch in the fourth Ashes Test.
Aug 6, 12:43
Stuart Broad celebrates dismissing Chris Rogers on day four of the First Test of The Ashes on July 11, 2015
England bowler Stuart Broad takes 300th Test wicket
Stuart Broad passes the 300-wicket mark in Test cricket on day one of the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.
Aug 6, 11:17
Mark Wood of England celebrates dismissing BJ Watling of New Zealand during day five of 1st Investec Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 25, 2015
England bring in Mark Wood for James Anderson in only change
Mark Wood replaces James Anderson in the England fold for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge.
Aug 6, 10:45
Stuart Broad holds his ball proudly after claiming the wicket of Michael Clarke on the first day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 6, 2015
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Fourth Test, Day One - as it happened
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of the first day of the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia at Trent Bridge.
Aug 6, 10:30
Alastair Cook during an England nets session on July 15, 2015
Alastair Cook: 'England will make history with Ashes win'
Alastair Cook believes that there is an opportunity for England players to become heroes ahead of the crucial fourth Test at Trent Bridge.
Aug 6, 03:25