Alastair Cook

Born: December 25, 1984 (age 31)

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
Alastair Cook poses for an England portrait session on May 19, 2015
Career History
InternationalNational SideEngland (2006-)
Test DebutMar 1, 1996 vs. India
ODI DebutJun 28, 1996 vs. Sri Lanka
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Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
England captain Alastair Cook laments weather interruption
Alastair Cook expresses his disappointment after England's third Test match against Sri Lanka is called off due to bad weather.
Jun 13, 22:36
England's Alex Hales plays a shot watched by Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal on the fourth day of the third Test on June 12, 2016
Alex Hales edges England towards victory in third Test
Alex Hales hits 94 as England set an imposing target for Sri Lanka in the third Test at Lord's.
Jun 12, 19:18
Football pundit Alan Shearer attends the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards at ExCeL on December 16, 2012
Alan Shearer, Alastair Cook recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List
Former England striker Alan Shearer and England cricket captain Alastair Cook are awarded CBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Jun 11, 09:19
Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
Alastair Cook: 'Match-fixers should be banned for life'
England captain Alastair Cook insists that players found guilty of match-fixing should be handed lifetime bans.
Jun 9, 10:11
England batsman Alastair Cook raises his bat after reaching 10,000 Test runs against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2016
England to name unchanged side for third Test against Sri Lanka
England captain Alastair Cook confirms that the team is unchanged for the third and final Test against Sri Lanka, which begins at Lord's tomorrow.
Jun 8, 12:57
England batsman Alastair Cook raises his bat after reaching 10,000 Test runs against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2016
Trevor Bayliss: 'Alastair Cook can catch Sachin Tendulkar'
England head coach Trevor Bayliss sees "no reason" why Alastair Cook cannot overtake Sachin Tendulkar as the leading run-scorer in Test cricket history.
May 31, 22:15
England batsman Alastair Cook raises his bat after reaching 10,000 Test runs against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2016
England unchanged for third Test
England name the same squad for the third Test against Sri Lanka, which could mean a debut for bowler Jake Ball at Lord's.
May 30, 21:33
Alastair Cook walks off after being dismissed early during the second innings on day three of the first Test between South Africa and England on December 28, 2015
England captain Alastair Cook: 'Reaching 10,000 Test runs is very special'
England captain Alastair Cook says that it was a "very special moment" to pull up 10,000 Test runs, making him the first Englishman to do so.
May 30, 18:19
England batsman Nick Compton hits the winning runs during day four of the Test match against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2016
Result: England wrap up series win over Sri Lanka with nine-wicket victory in second Test
England wrap up a series win over Sri Lanka by winning the second Test by nine wickets in Durham.
May 30, 16:44
England batsman Alastair Cook raises his bat after reaching 10,000 Test runs against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2016
England captain Alastair Cook makes history by reaching 10,000 Test runs
Alastair Cook becomes the first England cricketer and youngest in the sport to reach 10,000 Test runs.
May 30, 15:16
Joe Root in action on day four of the first Test between South Africa and England on December 29, 2015
England comfortable after closing day one of second Test against Sri Lanka on 310-6
England are in a comfortable position after reaching stumps on day one of the second Test against Sri Lanka on 310-6 in Durham.
May 27, 18:11
Alastair Cook walks off after being dismissed early during the second innings on day three of the first Test between South Africa and England on December 28, 2015
Andrew Flintoff backs Alastair Cook to catch Sachin Tendulkar's Test run record
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff believes that Alastair Cook can break Sachin Tendulkar's record of Test runs as he closes in on his 10,000th.
May 26, 20:39
Chris Woakes of England grimaces in the field during day one of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 21, 2013
Chris Woakes to replace Ben Stokes in England team for second Sri Lanka Test
Alastair Cook reveals that injured all-rounded Ben Stokes will be replaced by Chris Woakes for the second Test meeting with Sri Lanka, which gets underway on Friday.
May 26, 12:17
English fast bowler James Anderson celebrates after becoming the highest ever English wicket taker with 384 after taking the wicket of West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin on day five of the first cricket Test match between West Indies and England at the Sir
England dominate day two of first Test by dismissing Sri Lanka for 91
England dominate day two of the first Test against Sri Lanka after bowling their opponents out for 91 and taking a 206-run lead.
May 20, 18:45
Jonny Bairstow stomps off on day one of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 22, 2016
Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow halted by rain at Headingley
England end day one of their meeting with Sri Lanka on 171-5 after a slow start to the first Test at Headingley.
May 19, 18:29
Alastair Cook and ickle Joe Root on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
England lose toss ahead of first Test match with Sri Lanka
England are put into bat by Sri Lanka ahead of the first Test at Headingley.
May 19, 10:32
Steven Finn celebrates claiming a wicket on day three of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 16, 2016
Steven Finn picked ahead of Jake Ball for England's first Test against Sri Lanka
England captain Alastair Cook picks Steven Finn ahead of Jake Ball for the first Test against Sri Lanka.
May 18, 18:20
Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
Alastair Cook pens new two-year Essex contract
England Test captain Alastair Cook pens a new two-year contract with his county side Essex.
May 5, 11:47
Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
England Test captain Alastair Cook scores century for Essex
Alastair Cook scores a century for Essex in their County Championship match against Gloucestershire.
Apr 11, 15:35
Ben Stokes and Joe Root walk off for tea on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Alastair Cook: 'England must protect top players'
England Test captain Alastair Cook suggests that Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Moeen Ali be rested on occasion.
Feb 10, 22:50
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates winning the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
Alastair Cook wary of cricket 'sin-bins'
England Test captain Alastair Cook warns that cricket could become "too PC" if sin-bins are introduced to the sport.
Feb 10, 22:30
Alastair Cook walks off after being dismissed early during the second innings on day three of the first Test between South Africa and England on December 28, 2015
England captain Alastair Cook: 'There is a lot of work for us to do'
England captain Alastair Cook says that his team have work to do following their 280-run defeat to South Africa in the fourth and final Test in Centurion.
Jan 26, 13:54
Kagiso Rabada celebrates dismissing Alex Hales on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
England lose three early wickets in chase of 382-run target
England's openers crumble as they end day four of the final Test on 52-3, requiring 330 runs to beat South Africa in Centurion.
Jan 25, 16:38
Kagiso Rabada celebrates the wicket of Joe Root on day three of the fourth Test between South Arica and England on January 24, 2016
Kagiso Rabada stars as South Africa add to lead
Kagiso Rabada claims seven wickets in the first England innings as South Africa take pole position in the fourth Test.
Jan 24, 16:21
Ben Stokes squats seductively on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
Ben Stokes: 'We let South Africa off the hook'
Ben Stokes rues opportunities missed after England allow South Africa to amass 475 runs during the final Test in Centurion.
Jan 23, 20:40
Alastair Cook and ickle Joe Root on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
Alastair Cook leads England fightback
Alastair Cook gets a half-century as the tourists reduce the deficit to 337 runs on the second day of the fourth Test between South Africa and England.
Jan 23, 19:27
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
England batsman Joe Root stars with century on day two in Johannesburg
Joe Root scores his ninth Test century as England battle back from a tough start and close in on South Africa's first-innings total in the third Test.
Jan 15, 15:19
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 batsman Alex Hales 'assessed ahead of third Test due to stomach bug'
England batsman Alex Hales is reportedly being assessed ahead of the third Test against South Africa due to a stomach bug.
Jan 13, 11:33
Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow in action on day two of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 3, 2016
Alastair Cook hails Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow partnership
England captain Alastair Cook heaps praise on Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow for their 399-run partnership in the first innings of the second Test against South Africa.
Jan 6, 16:40
Joe Root is dismissed on day five of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 6, 2016
Result: England maintain series lead with draw in second Test against South Africa
South Africa and England draw the second Test in Cape Town after bad light and rain brought a premature end to play on day five in Cape Town.
Jan 6, 14:58
Hashim Amla in action on day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
South Africa declare on 627 against England after Temba Bavuma scores maiden ton
Temba Bavuma scores a maiden Test century before South Africa declare on 627 in the third Test against England in Cape Town.
Jan 5, 16:06
Jonny Bairstow celebrates his century on day two of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 3, 2016
Jonny Bairstow hails 'best day' of his life
Jonny Bairstow hails "the best day" of his life after he claims his first Test maiden for England in Cape Town.
Jan 3, 21:08
Ben 'stunning' Stokes celebrates with teammates on day two of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 3, 2016
Hashim Amla leads South Africa fightback after Ben Stokes showpiece for England
Hashim Amla leads the fightback as South Africa keep themselves in the second Test against England after Ben Stokes scored a historic double-hundred on day two.
Jan 3, 16:00
A celebratory Steven Finn in action on day three of the first Test between South Africa and England on December 28, 2015
England dominate day three to take control of first Test in South Africa
England put themselves in command of the first Test against South Africa with a dominant third day in Durban.
Dec 28, 20:39
South Africa's Morne Morkel delights in taking the wicket of England's Chris Woakes on December 27, 2015
England all out for 303
South Africa bowl out touring England for 303 runs during the first innings of the opening Test match in Durban.
Dec 27, 10:25
Nick Compton in action on day one of the first Test between South Africa and England on December 26, 2015
Nick Compton, James Taylor lead England fightback against South Africa
Nick Compton and James Taylor both hit half-centuries as England fight back from 49-3 to finish day one of the first Test against South Africa on 179-4.
Dec 26, 21:16
South Africa celebrate after Dale Steyn took the wicket of England captain Alastair Cook on day one of the first Test in Durban on December 26, 2015
Alastair Cook falls before rain forces lunch in first South Africa-England Test
South Africa paceman Dale Steyn removes England captain Alastair Cook for a duck before lunch is taken early in the first Test in Durban due to rain.
Dec 26, 10:08
Moeen Ali in action for England on day two of the first Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
Moeen Ali "happy" to bat at number eight
All-rounder Moeen Ali says that he cannot wait to bat at number eight for England, having had an unsuccessful spell at the top of the order.
Dec 22, 13:54
Moeen Ali at an England portrait session in May 2015
Result: England win final warm-up encounter
Spinner Moeen Ali takes 6-77 as England record an innings victory over South Africa A in Pietermaritzburg.
Dec 22, 10:06
Joe Root and Alastair Cook have a cheeky kickabout during an England nets session on August 18, 2015
Alastair Cook, Joe Root score centuries for England
Skipper Alastair Cook and Joe Root reach three figures during England's warm-up encounter against South Africa A in Pietermaritzburg.
Dec 21, 21:28

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