Alastair Cook

Born: December 25, 1984 (age 32)

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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England batsman Alastair Cook raises his bat after reaching 10,000 Test runs against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2016
Alastair Cook 243 puts England in control of day-night Test against West Indies
Alastair Cook registers 243 as England tighten their grip on West Indies on day two of the day-night Test at Edgbaston.
Aug 18, 21:16
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
England dominate West Indies at Edgbaston on day one of first Test
Alastair Cook and Joe Root both hit centuries as England reach 348-3 at the end of day one of their historic day-night Test against West Indies at Edgbaston.
Aug 17, 21:56
Joe Root looks downbeat during day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
Mark Stoneman replaces Keaton Jennings for England's Test against West Indies
England captain Joe Root makes one change to the team for the day-night Test against West Indies, as Mark Stoneman comes in for Keaton Jennings.
Aug 16, 12:46
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Joe Root reflects on "big move forward"
England skipper Joe Root says that his side have taken a "big move forward" by defeating South Africa.
Aug 13, 12:45
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
England, South Africa share spoils on opening day of final Test
England end the opening day of the fourth and final Test match with South Africa at Old Trafford on 260-6.
Aug 4, 18:42
Joe Root looks downbeat during day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
Result: South Africa thrash England to level Test series
South Africa record a 340-run win over England in the second Test match at Trent Bridge, a result which levels the four-game series.
Jul 17, 15:02
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 survive Alastair Cook scare to hold on against South Africa
South Africa remain in control heading into day four of their second Test meeting with England, sitting 474 runs in front after frustrating their opponents.
Jul 16, 18:55
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
England in control against South Africa at end of day three
England are 216 runs ahead of South Africa after beginning their second innings in impressive style, reaching 119-1 come the end of play at Lord's.
Jul 8, 18:54
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Joe Root impresses in first Test as England captain
Joe Root scores an unbeaten 184 in his first outing as Test captain to help England recover against South Africa at Lord's.
Jul 6, 18:58
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 'to be eased out of England's Twenty20 side'
England Test captain Joe Root is to be overlooked for Twenty20 selection until after the summer to reduce his workload, according to a report.
May 5, 13:21
Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
Alastair Cook made available for start of Essex season
Alastair Cook is made available to play for Essex in their first three County Championship matches, as well as three One-Day Cup games, by the ECB.
Mar 24, 17:37
Kevin Pietersen of Surrey celebrates his 150 during day one of the friendly match between Oxford MCCU and Surrey at The Parks, on April 12, 2015
Kevin Pietersen hails 'fantastic' Joe Root appointment
Kevin Pietersen describes the decision to name Joe Root as England captain as "fantastic".
Mar 7, 19:59
England captain Eoin Morgan bats during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015
Result: Eoin Morgan leads way in England warm-up win
England beat a Vice Chancellor's XI by 117 runs ahead of their upcoming one-day series in the West Indies, with skipper Eoin Morgan top scoring for the tourists.
Feb 25, 22:19
Ben Stokes mounts Joe Root after taking the wicket of Shaun Marsh on day two of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
Joe Root relishing "fiery" Ben Stokes partnership
New England captain Joe Root says that Ben Stokes's "fiery" personality will be an asset when they take charge of the team.
Feb 17, 12:59
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Joe Root: 'I will be an instinctive leader'
New England captain Joe Root says that he will be an "instinctive" leader and vows to make his side "tough" to beat.
Feb 17, 12:43
Joe Root in action on day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
Joe Root: 'I'm more than ready for England captaincy'
Joe Root denies suggestions that he is too inexperienced to take on the England captaincy, pointing to his spell as vice-captain as a valuable learning curve.
Feb 15, 16:51
Ben Stokes mounts Joe Root after taking the wicket of Shaun Marsh on day two of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
England's Ben Stokes wants fans to "fall in love" with Test cricket again
Ben Stokes is hopeful that England will make people "fall in love" with Test cricket again now that Joe Root is captain.
Feb 15, 11:13
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Michael Vaughan: 'Joe Root ready-made for England captaincy'
Michael Vaughan is confident that Joe Root is the right man to lead England after being selected by the ECB to replace Alastair Cook as Test captain.
Feb 13, 20:21
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Joe Root succeeds Alastair Cook as new England Test captain
The England and Wales Cricket Board confirms that Joe Root has succeeded Alastair Cook as England's new Test captain.
Feb 13, 11:06
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Stuart Broad: 'Joe Root right man for England captaincy'
Stuart Broad backs Joe Root to take over the England captaincy from Alastair Cook, but says that he would be unable to say no to the offer if asked by the ECB board.
Feb 12, 17:07
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss speaks to Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad over England captaincy?
England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss reportedly meets with Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad to discuss the Test captaincy.
Feb 10, 09:57
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
James Anderson: 'Joe Root obvious successor to England captain Alastair Cook'
England bowler James Anderson says that Joe Root is the "obvious candidate" to replace Alastair Cook as captain.
Feb 8, 12:06
Alastair Cook and ickle Joe Root on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
Alastair Cook: "Right time" to step down as England captain
Alastair Cook insists that it is the "right time" for him to step down as England captain due to doubts that he can continue to commit himself 100% to the role.
Feb 7, 15:31
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
Ian Botham: 'Alastair Cook could beat Sachin Tendulkar record'
Sir Ian Botham backs outgoing England captain Alastair Cook to become the leading Test runscorer of all time.
Feb 6, 18:06
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates after winning the 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on August 8, 2015
Andrew Strauss: 'Alastair Cook was drained as captain'
England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss admits that Alastair Cook had become "drained by the relentlessness of being England captain".
Feb 6, 16:56
Kevin Pietersen of England kisses the urn after England won the Ashes during day five of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 25, 2013
Kevin Pietersen hints at England return after Alastair Cook retirement
Kevin Pietersen calls for his own return to the England side following the resignation of Alastair Cook as Test captain.
Feb 6, 13:26
Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
Alastair Cook quits as England Test cricket captain
Alastair Cook steps down as England's Test cricket captain with immediate effect.
Feb 6, 09:42
Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
Alastair Cook captaincy decision to be made this weekend?
Alastair Cook will reportedly meet with team director Andrew Strauss this weekend to discuss his future as England captain, which he will likely have the final say on.
Jan 6, 18:03
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
Trouble for Alastair Cook but England can bounce back in one-day internationals
Sports Mole takes a look at how England can bounce back in the one-day internationals with India after their humiliation in the Test series.
Dec 21, 10:51
Alastair Cook and ickle Joe Root on day two of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 23, 2016
Geoffrey Boycott backs Joe Root to replace Alastair Cook as England captain
Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott urges Alastair Cook to step down as captain in order to allow Joe Root time to settle into the role ahead of The Ashes.
Dec 20, 20:45
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 not good enough against India'
England captain Alastair Cook admits that his side were not good enough against India and have not shown significant progress over the past year.
Dec 20, 15:03
Alastair Cook of England speaks at a press conference after defeating Australia during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and England at WACA on January 24, 2014
Alastair Cook undecided over future as England Test captain
Alastair Cook says that he will "do some thinking" after his future as England Test captain was put in doubt following the 4-0 series defeat in India.
Dec 20, 11:31
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: England suffer innings defeat in final Test with India
England's misery in the Test series with India ends with defeat by an innings and 75 runs in the fifth and final match in Chennai.
Dec 20, 10:46
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Karun Nair hits triple century as England wilt in final Test
England must fight to save the final Test with India after Karun Nair hit an unbeaten triple century on day four in Chennai.
Dec 19, 11:50
Moeen Ali celebrates his 150 during day two of the second Test between England and Sri Lanka on May 28, 2016
Moeen Ali hits century as England start well in fifth Test
Moeen Ali hits his fifth Test century as England reach stumps on day one of the fifth Test against India on 284-4.
Dec 16, 11:10
James Anderson poses during an England portrait session in May 2015
England bowler James Anderson ruled out of final Test against India
England bowler James Anderson is ruled out of the fifth and final Test against India in Chennai due to "body soreness".
Dec 15, 08:11
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Alastair Cook: 'Joe Root ready to captain England'
Alastair Cook believes that Joe Root is "ready" to take over as England captain.
Dec 12, 10:08
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 head coach Trevor Bayliss backs Alastair Cook to stay on as captain
England head coach Trevor Bayliss says that Alastair Cook can keep the captaincy for "as long as he wants it".
Dec 12, 09:15
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.
Dec 8, 12:31
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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.
Dec 8, 11:18