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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James Anderson poses during an England portrait session in May 2015
James Anderson 'to miss Bangladesh tour'
James Anderson is reportedly ruled out of England's upcoming tour of Bangladesh as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury.
Sep 28, 23:25
Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
Alastair Cook signs new Essex deal
England captain Alastair Cook extends his deal with county side Essex until the end of the 2018 season.
Sep 28, 19:46
Jonny Bairstow has a rest during day five of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 6, 2016
Result: Pakistan cruise to victory in fourth Test against England
Pakistan draw the Test series with England after a 10-wicket victory at The Oval.
Aug 14, 17:38
Pakistani batsman Younis Khan celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the first day of the second test cricket match against Australia on October 30, 2014
Younis Khan scores double century for Pakistan as England collapse
Younis Khan and Yasir Shah help Pakistan to a dominant position over England, as they lead by 126 runs heading into day four of the final Test.
Aug 13, 18:51
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
Alastair Cook: "We fought really hard"
Alastair Cook praises his England side for coming from behind to win the third Test with Pakistan at Edgbaston.
Aug 8, 00:34
Alastair Cook and ickle Joe Root on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
England unchanged for fourth Test
England captain Alastair Cook names an unchanged squad for the final Test with Pakistan.
Aug 7, 23:43
Moeen Ali celebrates his 150 during day two of the second Test between England and Sri Lanka on May 28, 2016
England in charge against Pakistan on day four at Edgbaston
England reach 414-5 in their second innings against Pakistan thanks to Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow's unbeaten century stand on day four.
Aug 6, 19:09
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
Alastair Cook, Alex Hales hit 50 as England claw back momentum
England regain the lead as Alastair Cook and Alex Hales end day three of the third Test 120-0 in the second innings against Pakistan at Edgbaston.
Aug 5, 18:36
Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali leaves the ground after his dismissal during the fourth day of the third and final Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Sharjah cricket stadium in Sharjah on November 30, 2014
Azhar Ali "pleased" with century against England at Edgbaston
Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali is happy with his score of 139 against England at Edgbaston, despite being dismissed with the final ball of the day.
Aug 4, 21:18
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
Jimmy Anderson: 'England bowled well'
Jimmy Anderson claims that England bowled well on the second day of the third Test against Pakistan, despite the tourists taking control of the contest.
Aug 4, 20:18
Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali leaves the ground after his dismissal during the fourth day of the third and final Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Sharjah cricket stadium in Sharjah on November 30, 2014
Azhar Ali century puts Pakistan in control over England
Azhar Ali hits 139 before falling on the last ball of the day to leave Pakistan in control of the second Test against England at Edgbaston.
Aug 4, 19:13
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 all out for 297 on day one of third Test against Pakistan
England end day one of the third Test all out for 297 as Pakistan's Sohail Khan impresses with the ball at Edgbaston.
Aug 3, 18:29
Alastair Cook and ickle Joe Root on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
Pakistan have plan to stop threat of England's Alastair Cook, Joe Root
Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur says that his team have a plan in place to stop England batsmen Alastair Cook and Joe Root in the third Test at Edgbaston.
Aug 2, 16:15
Steven Finn celebrates claiming a wicket on day three of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 16, 2016
Steven Finn to replace Ben Stokes in third Test
Steven Finn replaces the injured Ben Stokes for England's third Test with Pakistan this week.
Aug 2, 12:07
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Stuart Broad hails "most complete batsman" Joe Root
Stuart Broad describes England teammate Joe Root as "the most complete batsman" he has ever played with.
Jul 30, 17:35
Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah-ul-Haq plays a shot during the first day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 6, 2014
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq: 'We were below average against England'
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq says that his team were "below average" in their second-Test defeat to England at Old Trafford.
Jul 25, 18:57
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
England captain Alastair Cook pleased to "bounce back" in second Test
England captain Alastair Cook says that it is "nice to bounce back" by winning the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford.
Jul 25, 18:46
Joe Root in action on the second day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
Result: England level up series against Pakistan with 330-run victory in second Test
England level up the series 1-1 by beating Pakistan by 330 runs in the second Test at Old Trafford.
Jul 25, 17:45
Alastair Cook and ickle Joe Root on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
England in full control over Pakistan
England dismiss Pakistan for 198 and decide not to enact the follow-on, extending their lead to 489 by the close of day three at Old Trafford.
Jul 24, 20:47
Joe Root celebrates his half century during the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
England reduce Pakistan to 57-4 at Old Trafford to take control
Pakistan trail England by 532 runs at the end of play on day two of the second Test at Old Trafford.
Jul 23, 18:57
Alastair Cook and ickle Joe Root on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
Alastair Cook, Joe Root hit tons as England pass 300 against Pakistan
Alastair Cook and Joe Root score centuries as England end day one of the second Test against Pakistan on 314-4.
Jul 22, 18:34
Adil Rashid of England reacts after being hit to the boundary during day two of the 1st Test between Pakistan and England at Zayed Cricket Stadium on October 14, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Adil Rashid snubbed as England win toss and choose to bat against Pakistan
Adil Rashid misses out as England win the toss and opt to bat against Pakistan in the second Test at Old Trafford.
Jul 22, 10:57
A frustrated Steven Finn gets down on all fours on day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016)
Jake Ball, Steven Finn left out of England team for second Test against Pakistan
England captain Alastair Cook confirms that Jake Ball and Steven Finn will not be part of the 12-man team for the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford.
Jul 21, 12:42
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
Alastair Cook: 'England made to pay by Pakistan in first Test'
Alastair Cook admits that England "paid the price" for their negative display during the first innings of their first Test with Pakistan, which ended in a 75-run defeat.
Jul 17, 19:30
Pakistan cricketer Yasir Shah (R) and teammates celebrate the dismissal of Sri Lankan cricketer Rangana Herath during the final day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on June 21, 20
Result: Pakistan beat England by 75 runs to win first Test at Lord's
Pakistan take the lead in the four-Test series with England courtesy of a 75-run victory at Lord's.
Jul 17, 18:12
Pakistan cricketer Yasir Shah (R) and teammates celebrate the dismissal of Sri Lankan cricketer Rangana Herath during the final day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on June 21, 20
Yasir Shah puts Pakistan in control at Lord's
Yasir Shah takes five wickets on day two of the first Test between England and Pakistan to put the tourists in control.
Jul 15, 19:26
A cricket ball on the field
Jake Ball to make England Test debut against Pakistan at Lord's
England captain Alastair Cook confirms that fast bowler Jake Ball will make his Test debut against Pakistan at Lord's tomorrow.
Jul 13, 12:43
Joe Root celebrates the wicket of Johnson Charles during the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Joe Root ready to move up to number three
England batsman Joe Root insists that he is ready to move up to number three in the batting order for the Test series against Pakistan.
Jul 12, 13:35
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