Alastair Cook

Born: December 25, 1984 (age 30)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Gloucester, England
Nationality: England flag English

Position: Opening batsman
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Australian batsman Steve Smith raises his bat after reaching his century on the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3, 2014
Steve Smith: 'I've proved my doubters in the England team wrong'
Australia batsman Steve Smith feels that his form over the past year has proved his doubters wrong, especially in the England dressing room ahead of the Ashes.
19:47
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss tips Alastair Cook to take England forward
Director of cricket Andrew Strauss has faith in Alastair Cook to lead England's new approach in the longest format.
Jul 3, 05:20
Adil Rashid of England celebrates dismissing Mitchell Santner of New Zealand during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015
England squad named for first Ashes Test
Adam Lyth, Adil Rashid and Adam Lyth are all named in the England squad for first Ashes Test.
Jul 1, 13:36
Adil Rashid of England celebrates dismissing Mitchell Santner of New Zealand during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015
Michael Vaughan urges England to pick Adil Rashid
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that Adil Rashid deserves the opportunity to make his Test debut in The Ashes.
Jul 1, 03:51
Alastair Cook during an England nets session on May 28, 2015
Alastair Cook: England have "feel-good factor"
England cricket captain Alastair Cook believes that the Test side has a "feel-good factor" ahead of this summer's Ashes.
Jun 26, 13:58
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: 'England must call on one-day form in Ashes series'
Michael Vaughan insists that England's Test team must approach their upcoming Ashes series against Australia in the same way the ODI side did when overcoming New Zealand.
Jun 25, 16:46
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: 'England must not fear Ashes failure'
Michael Vaughan believes that England must not fear defeat if they are to be successful in The Ashes.
Jun 25, 04:40
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 urges England to play with freedom
Former England captain Nasser Hussain hopes that the team's new-found attacking approach in one-day cricket will be continued in the forthcoming Ashes series.
Jun 23, 16:59
Mark Footitt of Derbyshire celebrates after taking the wicket of Durham's Will Smith (not pictured) during the LV County Championship match between Derbyshire and Durham at The County Ground on September 13, 2013
England name 14-man pre-Ashes training squad
Derbyshire's Mark Footitt is among the 14-man training squad to take part in a four-day fitness camp in Spain ahead of next month's Ashes opener.
Jun 18, 11:59
England's Jos Buttler (R) celebrates scoring his century during the first one-day international (ODI) cricket match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston cricket ground, in Birmingham, central England on June 9, 2015
England hammer New Zealand: Five that impressed
Sports Mole picks out five of the most impressive England players from their resounding one-day international victory over New Zealand.
Jun 10, 15:08
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 have to become more ruthless'
Nasser Hussain is adamant that England have to become more ruthless to have a chance of beating Australia to regain the Ashes later this summer.
Jun 8, 06:06
Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of Ross Taylor on day three of the First Test between England and New Zealand on May 23, 2015
Stuart Broad confident of upsetting Australia
England pace bowler Stuart Broad is confident that his side can reclaim the Ashes against Australia this summer.
Jun 6, 12:55
England's Jos Buttler in action during 4th Natwest Series One Day International against Australia on September 14, 2013
T20 Blast roundup: Jos Buttler blasts Lancashire Lightning to victory
Sports Mole rounds up all the action from the latest round of T20 Blast fixtures.
Jun 5, 23:20
England international Ravi Bopara in action for Essex on August 17, 2013.
Result: Ravi Bopara, Tom Westley guide Essex Eagles to victory over Surrey
Ravi Bopara and Tom Westley hit centuries as Essex Eagles beat Surrey by six wickets on Alastair Cook's return to county action.
Jun 5, 21:28
Alastair Cook during an England nets session on May 28, 2015
Alastair Cook included in Essex squad to face Surrey
England captain Alastair Cook is included in the Essex squad to face Surrey in the T20 Blast at The Oval.
Jun 5, 03:06
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 confident England can win The Ashes as long as they improve rapidly
England captain Alastair Cook believes that he and his teammates can win The Ashes if they make rapid improvements.
Jun 3, 06:12
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 wants England consistency
England captain Alastair Cook admits that his side have not been consistent enough in recent times.
Jun 2, 23:01
Alastair Cook during an England nets session on May 28, 2015
Alastair Cook: 'Opening session was crucial in New Zealand defeat'
England captain Alastair Cook admits that his side's collapse in the opening session of the final day cost them against New Zealand.
Jun 2, 21:24
Luke Ronchi and Brendon McCullum appeal for the wicket of Alastair Cook during day five of the Second Test between England and New Zealand on June 2, 2015
Result: New Zealand earn victory over England to draw series
England draw series with New Zealand after being bowled out for 255 at Headingley.
Jun 2, 17:01
Luke Ronchi and Brendon McCullum appeal for the wicket of Alastair Cook during day five of the Second Test between England and New Zealand on June 2, 2015
England on verge of defeat at tea
England lose three more wickets at tea to put them on the verge of defeat against New Zealand in the second Test at Headingley.
Jun 2, 15:46
England's Ian Bell leaves the ground following his dismissal during day four of the first Ashes test on November 24, 2013
England in deep trouble at lunch against New Zealand
England are reduced to 102-5 at lunch on the final day of the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley.
Jun 2, 13:05
Luke Ronchi and Brendon McCullum appeal for the wicket of Alastair Cook during day five of the Second Test between England and New Zealand on June 2, 2015
Live Commentary: England vs. New Zealand - Second Test, day five - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live updates of day five between England and New Zealand at Headingley.
Jun 2, 10:30
Storm clouds gather at Headingley on day one of the Second Test between England and New Zealand on May 29, 2015
Rain frustrates New Zealand at tea
Rain halts New Zealand's progress at tea on day four of the second Test against England at Headingley.
Jun 1, 15:37
BJ Watling of New Zealand celebrates scoring a century during day three of the 2nd Investec Test Match between England and New Zealand at Headingley on May 31, 2015
Live Commentary: England vs. New Zealand - Second Test day four - as it happened
Relive with Sports Mole all of the action from day four of the second Test between England and New Zealand.
Jun 1, 10:30
Englands Captain Alastair Cook (2nd L) hits a shot for 4 runs watched by New Zealands wicketkeeper Tom Latham (L) during play on the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's cricket ground in London on May 24, 2
Nasser Hussain: 'Alastair Cook is back to his best after breaking runs record'
England captain Alastair Cook is back to his best following a record-breaking knock against New Zealand, claims Nasser Hussain.
May 31, 03:17
Alastair Cook during an England nets session on May 28, 2015
Alastair Cook: 'It was amazing to break Graham Gooch's record'
Alastair Cook says that he does not deserve to be England's all-time Test run-scorer after breaking Graham Gooch's record.
May 30, 21:26
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, Adam Lyth hit half-centuries
England's opening batsmen Alastair Cook and Adam Lyth both complete half-centuries before tea on day two of the second Test against New Zealand.
May 30, 15:47
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 becomes England's highest Test run-scorer
Alastair Cook breaks Graham Gooch's record to become England's highest run-scorer in Test cricket.
May 30, 14:37
Englands Captain Alastair Cook (2nd L) hits a shot for 4 runs watched by New Zealands wicketkeeper Tom Latham (L) during play on the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's cricket ground in London on May 24, 2
Alastair Cook, Adam Lyth unbeaten at lunch
Alastair Cook and Adam Lyth lead England to 54-0 in reply to New Zealand's 350 at lunch on day two of the second Test.
May 30, 13:04
James Anderson celebrates taking his 400th Test wicket for England during day one of the Second Test with New Zealand on May 29, 2015
Live Commentary: England vs. New Zealand - Second Test - as it happened
Sports Mole's live text coverage of the second Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley.
May 29, 12:58
New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum looks on during a press conference at the at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on October 20, 2013
Brendon McCullum confident New Zealand can bounce back
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is upbeat over his side's chances in the second Test against England despite their 124-run defeat at Lord's.
May 29, 05:46
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: 'I'm still not in Graham Gooch's class'
Alastair Cook is adamant that he still won't be in the same class as Graham Gooch even when he passes his all-time record for most Test runs scored by an England batsman.
May 29, 05:31
Englands Gary Ballance plays a sweep shot watched by Sri Lankas wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene (L) and Sri Lankas Mahela Jayawardene (C) during play on the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's cricket groun
Nasser Hussain: 'England may have to alter batting lineup for The Ashes'
Nasser Hussain feels that England should consider altering their batting lineup for The Ashes to deploy a more attacking player than Gary Ballance at number three.
May 29, 05:11
Alastair Cook during an England nets session on May 28, 2015
Alastair Cook: Trevor Bayliss appointment "fantastic news" for England
Captain Alastair Cook urges his England teammates to "carry the feel-good factor" through to the upcoming Ashes series.
May 28, 16:14
NSW Blues Head Coach Trevor Bayliss speaks to media during a NSW Blues Sheffield Shield Nets Session at Sydney Cricket Ground on December 8, 2014
Trevor Bayliss named England head coach
The England and Wales Cricket Board confirms that Trevor Bayliss has been appointed England's new head coach.
May 26, 13:04
Ben Stokes and Alastair Cook having a laugh after winning the First Test with New Zealand on May 25, 2015
Alastair Cook praises England's team spirit after beating New Zealand
England captain Alastair Cook hails the team spirit within the camp following his side's 124-run victory over New Zealand at Lord's.
May 26, 06:11
Ben 'Mr' Stokes celebrates dismissing New Zealand's Brendon McCullum during day five of the First Test on May 25, 2015
Result: England earn dramatic win over New Zealand
England earn a 124-run victory over New Zealand in the first Test at Lord's.
May 25, 18:11
An assortment of England teammates celebrate as they take firm control on day five of the First Test with New Zealand on May 25, 2015
England put pressure on New Zealand
New Zealand are reduced to 21-3 at lunch as they chase down a score of 345 against England on the final day of the first Test at Lord's.
May 25, 13:09
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
Michael Vaughan praises in-form captain Alastair Cook ahead of Ashes series
Michael Vaughan hails the form of Alastair Cook ahead of the Australia's visit this summer.
May 25, 05:51
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
Mike Atherton: 'Alastair Cook scored a brilliant hundred'
Alastair Cook scored one of the best centuries of his career against New Zealand yesterday, says ex-England player Mike Atherton.
May 25, 03:09