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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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: 'England can't wait for third Ashes Test'
Alastair Cook insists that England "can't wait" to start the third Ashes Test despite being thrashed last time out.
17:43
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 bowler Mark Wood doubtful for third Ashes Test
England captain Alastair Cook reveals that bowler Mark Wood is an injury doubt for the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
13:18
Ian Bell during an England portrait session in May 2015
Geoffrey Boycott: 'Ian Bell has to perform at in third Ashes Test at Edgbaston'
Geoffrey Boycott believes that Ian Bell has to perform at number three in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston to save his England career.
Jul 22, 04:35
Australia's Mitchell Marsh (L) celebrates bowling out Englands Captain Alastair Cook (down) on the third day of the second Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Lord's cricket ground in London, on July 18, 2015
Third Ashes Test: Should England make changes?
Following their Ashes humiliation at Lord's, Sports Mole assesses whether England need to make any changes ahead of the Edgbaston Test.
Jul 20, 12:06
Australia's Mitchell Johnson celebrates a wicket during day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on July 17, 2015
England on brink of mammoth defeat after top order collapse at Lord's
Australia take five England wickets prior to tea to leave the hosts on 64-5 in their second innings at Lord's.
Jul 19, 15:53
The England slips celebrate as Australia captain Michael Clarke reacts after being caught during day four of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
Australia declare on 254-2
Australia declare on 254-2 on the fourth day of the second Ashes Test at Lord's, leaving England with a target of 509 to win.
Jul 19, 12:59
Australia's Mitchell Marsh (L) celebrates bowling out Englands Captain Alastair Cook (down) on the third day of the second Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Lord's cricket ground in London, on July 18, 2015
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Second Test, Day Four - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the fourth day of the second Test in the 2015 Ashes series at Lord's.
Jul 19, 10:30
Australia's Mitchell Marsh (L) celebrates bowling out Englands Captain Alastair Cook (down) on the third day of the second Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Lord's cricket ground in London, on July 18, 2015
Australia punish England on day three at Lord's
Australia dominate on day three of the second Ashes Test at Lord's to open up a 362-run lead over England.
Jul 18, 18:32
Australia's Mitchell Marsh (L) celebrates bowling out Englands Captain Alastair Cook (down) on the third day of the second Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Lord's cricket ground in London, on July 18, 2015
England lose two more wickets at tea against Australia
Jos Buttler and Alastair Cook lose their wickets to leave England on 285-7 at tea on day three of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
Jul 18, 15:44
Australia's Mitchell Johnson celebrates a wicket during day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on July 17, 2015
England five down after solid morning at Lord's
England lose the wicket of Ben Stokes as they reach 181-5 at lunch on day three of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
Jul 18, 13:05
Australia's Mitchell Marsh (L) celebrates bowling out Englands Captain Alastair Cook (down) on the third day of the second Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Lord's cricket ground in London, on July 18, 2015
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Second Test, Day Three - as it happened
Relive day three of the second Ashes Test as Australia bowl England all out for 312 before building a lead of 362 with a 108-run opening partnership.
Jul 18, 10:35
Australia's Mitchell Johnson celebrates a wicket during day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on July 17, 2015
Stuart Broad: 'England mentally switched off'
Stuart Broad concedes that England "switched off" as they face an uphill battle to save the second Ashes Test against Australia.
Jul 17, 19:51
Australia's Mitchell Johnson celebrates a wicket during day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on July 17, 2015
England in deep trouble against Australia after day two at Lord's
England are reduced to 85-4 after Australia declare on 566-8 on day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
Jul 17, 18:29
Australia's Mitchell Johnson celebrates a wicket during day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on July 17, 2015
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Second Test, Day Two - as it happened
Follow the action from day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's with Sports Mole's live text commentary.
Jul 17, 10:28
Alastair Cook during an England nets session on July 15, 2015
England unchanged for second Ashes Test
Australia draft in Mitchell Marsh and Peter Nevill for the second Test against England, while the Three Lions remain unchanged from last week's opener in Cardiff.
Jul 16, 11:02
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: "We have to get on the front foot"
England skipper Alastair Cook insists that his side will not alter their offensive approach when the second Ashes Test gets underway at Lord's on Thursday morning.
Jul 16, 09:48
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: 'Australia are still favourites'
England captain Alastair Cook believes that Australia are "still probably favourites" to retain The Ashes.
Jul 15, 22:28
Sir Ian Botham, Laureus Academy Member speaks to the media during the Sri Lanka Walk Launch on June 12, 2013
Sir Ian Botham tips Australia to struggle in second Ashes Test
Sir Ian Botham claims that Australia will struggle against England in the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
Jul 15, 16:05
Moeen Ali in action for England on day two of the first Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
Alastair Cook expects Moeen Ali to play for England in second Ashes Test
England skipper Alastair Cook says that Moeen Ali will play in the second Ashes Test unless he takes a turn for the worse before tomorrow's first day.
Jul 15, 13:55
England's James Anderson (L) celebrates with teammates after taking the final wicket of Brad Haddin for 71 during play on the fifth day of the first Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on J
On this day: James Anderson heroics wrap up first Ashes Test
Two years ago today, bowler James Anderson was the England hero as the home side won the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.
Jul 14, 08:00
Steve Smith leaves the field after being dismissed during during day two of the First Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
Steve Smith: 'I will keep attacking Moeen Ali'
Steve Smith insists that he will continue to attack Moeen Ali after being dismissed by the England spinner in the first Ashes Test.
Jul 14, 04:11
England players celebrate after David Warner is dismissed on day two of the First Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
Marcus Trescothick: 'England bowlers similar to 2005 attack'
Marcus Trescothick claims that the current England bowlers are similar to the unit that helped the Three Lions win the Ashes in 2005.
Jul 13, 05:16
Sixers coach Trevor Bayliss speaks to the media during a Sydney Sixers Big Bash League press conference at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 4, 2014
Trevor Bayliss urges England to remain aggressive in Ashes series
England coach Trevor Bayliss insists that his side have to maintain their "mentally aggressive" approach used in their 169-run win over Australia in the first Ashes Test.
Jul 13, 04:29
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates winning the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
Trevor Bayliss praises "top notch" Alastair Cook
England coach Trevor Bayliss says that Alastair Cook's captaincy was "top notch" in the first Test against Australia.
Jul 12, 11:15
Former England captain Michael Vaughan on the field ahead of day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013
Michael Vaughan hails Alastair Cook captaincy
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that Alastair Cook deserves credit for leading the team to victory in the first Ashes Test against Australia.
Jul 11, 18:04
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates winning the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
England's Alastair Cook: 'It couldn't have gone any better'
Alastair Cook hails the performance of his England side following their 169-run victory over Australia in the first Ashes Test at Sophia Gardens.
Jul 11, 17:56
England's captain Alastair Cook makes a stunning catch to take the wicket of Australia's Brad Haddin during play on the fourth day of the opening Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Swalec Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on July
England on brink of victory after five quick wickets against Australia
England are just three wickets away from victory on day four of the first Ashes test following a dominant afternoon performance that leaves Australia on 162-7.
Jul 11, 16:03
Mitchell Starc of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Alastair Cook of England during day three of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 10, 2015
Australia bowl England out, need 412 to win first Ashes Test
Australia have two days to score 412 to win the first Ashes Test against England in Cardiff after bowling the hosts out at the end of day three.
Jul 10, 18:32
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
Ian Bell, Joe Root extend England lead in first Ashes Test
Ian Bell and Joe Root push England into three figures as the hosts extend their lead in the first Ashes Test at tea on day three in Cardiff.
Jul 10, 16:02
Mark Wood and James Anderson celebrate dismissing Nathan Lyon on day three of the First Test of The Ashes on July 10, 2015
England build on lead after blitzing through Australia's tail-end
England are in control of the first Test as they reach lunch on 21-1 with a 143 lead after dismissing Australia all out for 308 on day three in Cardiff.
Jul 10, 13:05
England players celebrate after David Warner is dismissed on day two of the First Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
Bob Willis: 'England have to take early wickets to maintain advantage'
Bob Willis believes that England have to strike early on day three to ensure they remain on top in the first Test of their series against Australia.
Jul 10, 04:15
England players celebrate after David Warner is dismissed on day two of the First Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
Australia lose David Warner, Steve Smith
Australia lose David Warner and Steve Smith in the afternoon session in Cardiff, but Chris Rogers puts up some resistance for the tourists.
Jul 9, 15:41
Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of Tom Latham during day two of the First Test between England and New Zealand on May 22, 2015
Bob Willis heaps pressure on spinner Moeen Ali ahead of day two
All-rounder Moeen Ali "will be very important" on day two of The Ashes, according to ex-England bowler Bob Willis.
Jul 9, 03:42
England batsman Joe Root celebrates after reaching his century during day one of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 8, 2015
Joe Root revives England against Australia on day one of first Ashes Test
Joe Root leads the England recovery with a century on day one of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff.
Jul 8, 18:50
Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood of Australia celebrate a wicket during day one of the first Test against England at the Swalec Stadium on July 8, 2015
England three down at lunch against Australia in Cardiff
England lose three wickets during a tough opening session on day one of the first Ashes Test against Australia in Cardiff.
Jul 8, 13:04
Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of Tom Latham during day two of the First Test between England and New Zealand on May 22, 2015
Team News: No surprises in England XI
England make no alterations to their team for today's first Ashes Test against Australia in Cardiff.
Jul 8, 10:42
A triumphant Alastair Cook smiles to the crowd after reaching 150 on the fourth day of the First Test between England and New Zealand on May 24, 2015
Alastair Cook: 'New England players changed my approach'
Alastair Cook believes that the attacking approach of England's younger players makes it easier for him to take more risks as captain.
Jul 7, 14:21
England captain Alastair Cook holds the urn after England win the Ashes on August 25, 2013
The 2015 Ashes: Five key battles
Sports Mole picks out five of the most important battles ahead of the start of this summer's Ashes series.
Jul 7, 11:55
Mitchel Starc of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Suresh Raina of India during day five of the Fourth Test match between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 10, 2015
Mitchell Starc aiming to make life difficult for England in the Ashes
Australia bowler Mitchell Starc is aiming to continue the work of Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris by making life hard for England in the Ashes.
Jul 6, 03:59
Simon Jones poses for a portrait during the Glamorgan CCC Photocall on April 4, 2013
Simon Jones: 'England bowling attack not one-dimensional'
Simon Jones says that England's bowling attack is able to pose problems for Australia during this summer's Ashes series.
Jul 5, 14:43