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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A general view of the wicket during day one of the Third Test match between England and India at the Oval on August 9, 2007
Keaton Jennings describes England debut as "surreal" after scoring century
Keaton Jennings says that scoring a century on his England Test debut feels "surreal" following an impressive innings on day one of the fourth Test against India.
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Keaton Jennings hits century on England debut
Keaton Jennings hits a century on his England debut on the first day of the fourth Test with India.
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Keaton Jennings to make Test debut for England in fourth clash against India
Alastair Cook confirms that Keaton Jennings will make his England Test debut on Thursday in the fourth Test against India in Mumbai.
Dec 7, 10:38
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
England head coach Trevor Bayliss expects Alastair Cook to be 2017 Ashes captain
England head coach Trevor Bayliss expects Alastair Cook to remain as captain for the 2017-18 Ashes series in Australia.
Dec 6, 10:57
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Keaton Jennings, Liam Dawson called up to England squad for remaining India Tests
Keaton Jennings and Liam Dawson replace Haseeb Hameed and Zafar Ansari in the England squad for the final two Test matches against India.
Nov 30, 09:46
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 were outplayed by India'
England captain Alastair Cook admits that his side were outplayed by India after they fell to an eight-wicket defeat in the third Test in Mohali.
Nov 29, 13:26
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
India outplay England to put tourists 56 runs behind on day three of third Test
India are in full control of the third Test against England as the tourists end day three 56 runs adrift on Mohali.
Nov 28, 11:08
Jonny Bairstow celebrates his century on day two of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 3, 2016
Jonny Bairstow stars but England struggle against India in Mohali
England are indebted to an innings of 89 from Jonny Bairstow as they struggle on the opening day of the third Test with India in Mohali.
Nov 26, 12:04
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
Result: India ease to win over England in second Test
England lose their final eight wickets for just 71 runs as India wrap up a 246-run victory in the second Test match in Visakhapatnam.
Nov 21, 09:40
England batsman Alastair Cook raises his bat after reaching 10,000 Test runs against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2016
Alastair Cook falls to final ball as England left needing 318 to beat India
England skipper Alastair Cook falls to the final ball on day four of the second Test against India to deflate England's spirited fightback in Visakhapatnam.
Nov 20, 12:23
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
India in command as England struggle with bat
England face a huge task to avoid losing the second Test against India after their top order struggled on day two in Visakhapatnam.
Nov 18, 11:27
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 could be rested for England's second Test against India
England captain Alastair Cook reveals that Chris Woakes could be rested for the second Test against India.
Nov 16, 11:04
Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook on day five of the first Test between South Africa and England on December 30, 2015
Result: England hold India to draw in first Test
England give India a scare before holding them to a draw in the first Test in Rajkot.
Nov 13, 11:41
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Haseeb Hameed stars for England but first Test heading for draw
Haseeb Hameed hits an unbeaten 62 as England reach the close of play on day four of the first Test with India on 114-0, giving them a lead of 163 runs.
Nov 12, 11:40
Indias Cheteshwar Pujara walks back to the pavilion after losing his wicket for 11 runs during play on the third day of the fifth cricket Test match between England and India at The Oval in London on August 17, 2014
Cheteshwar Pujara optimistic for India despite losing late wickets to England
Cheteshwar Pujara is confident that India can hack down England's 218-run lead after ending day three of the first Test on 319-4 in their first innings.
Nov 11, 15:45
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Joe Root hits century as England start strongly in first Test against India
Joe Root scores his 11th Test century as England dominate day one to reach stumps on 311-4 in the first Test against India in Rajkot.
Nov 9, 11:07
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 plays down suggestions he could step down as England captain
Alastair Cook plays down suggestions that he will quit the England captaincy at the end of the forthcoming five-match Test series against India.
Nov 8, 18:00
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates after winning the 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on August 8, 2015
Alastair Cook hints he may step down as England captain after India tour
Alastair Cook hints that he may step down as England captain following the five-match Test series against India.
Nov 8, 09:34
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Haseeb Hameed to make England Test debut against India
England captain Alastair Cook confirms that 19-year-old Haseeb Hameed will make his Test debut against India this week at the top of the order.
Nov 8, 09:14
Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
Alastair Cook: 'Inexperience cost England against Bangladesh'
England struggled against Bangladesh due to "inexperience" in the sub-continent conditions, according to opening batsman Alastair Cook.
Oct 30, 19:41
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
Result: Bangladesh beat England by 108 runs in second Test
England lose all 10 wickets in the space of 22.5 overs as they slump to defeat against Bangladesh in Dhaka.
Oct 30, 13:15
James Taylor watches Ben Stokes's tight T-shirt on day one of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 22, 2016
James Taylor: 'England may rue poor start to second Test'
James Taylor fears that England have already left themselves with too much to do against Bangladesh after a lax bowling display early on in the second Test.
Oct 28, 20:42
Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal reacts after scoring a century (100 runs) during the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at The Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on May 1, 2015
England recover against Bangladesh following Tamim Iqbal century
England find some momentum to bring an end to Bangladesh's first innings in Dhaka, but struggle with their own batting to end day one of the second Test on 50-3.
Oct 28, 13:15
Surrey bowler Zafar Ansari in action during day three of the LV County Championships Division Two match between Glamorgan and Surrey at SWALEC Stadium on April 21, 2015
Zafar Ansari to make England Test debut against Bangladesh on Friday
Zafar Ansari will make his England Test debut against Bangladesh after being called up to replace Gareth Batty.
Oct 27, 15:00
England batsman Alastair Cook raises his bat after reaching 10,000 Test runs against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2016
Alastair Cook: 'I was always confident of beating Bangladesh'
England captain Alastair Cook insists that he was always confident of beating Bangladesh despite entering the final day of the first Test just 32 runs in front.
Oct 24, 22:22
Ben Stokes and Alastair Cook having a laugh after winning the First Test with New Zealand on May 25, 2015
England captain Alastair Cook: 'Ben Stokes has the X-factor'
England captain Alastair Cook hails Ben Stokes after the all-rounder took two wickets to seal a 22-run victory over Bangladesh.
Oct 24, 11:58
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
Mehedi Hasan's five-wicket haul frustrates England on day one of first Test
Bangladesh teenage spinner Mehedi Hasan frustrates England by taking five wickets on day one of the first Test in Chittagong.
Oct 20, 13:14
James Anderson poses during an England portrait session in May 2015
England bowler James Anderson to miss first Test in India
England captain Alastair Cook reveals that James Anderson will miss the first Test in India as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury.
Oct 19, 10:01
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
Alastair Cook to return to England squad following birth of second daughter
England captain Alastair Cook will return to the squad in Bangladesh today after attending the birth of his second daughter.
Oct 17, 16:01
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