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Alastair Cook

Batter

Did you know?

He can play the saxophone, clarinet and piano.

RUNS
11057
AVERAGE
46.46

Alastair Cook

Batter

Did you know?

He can play the saxophone, clarinet and piano.

RUNS
3204
AVERAGE
36.41

Alastair Cook

Batter

Did you know?

He can play the saxophone, clarinet and piano.

RUNS
61
AVERAGE
15.25

Batter

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
32
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Gloucester

COUNTRY

England

England

Bio

Alastair Cook has been captain of the Test team since 2012 and has retained the position despite criticism from former players following England's drawn Test series against the West Indies.

The batsman has an excellent record in Test cricket, where he has scored more than 8600 runs from 109 matches, including 26 centuries and 40 fifties, and was the second youngest batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to pass 5000 Test runs. 

After plenty of speculation about whether Alastair Cook would hang on to the England one-day captaincy throughout 2014, the ECB confirmed Eoin Morgan would replace the batsman as ODI skipper for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

He was also missed a place in the final 15-man squad for the tournament, continuing an unlucky run for Cook and Cricket World Cups. 

He made his one-day international debut in 2006 but missed out on a spot in the 2007 Cup squad after being overlooked by selectors.

It was a similar story for the batsman for the 2011 tournament when he was dropped from the one-day side before being reinstated and made captain shortly after.

While Cook has had his critics in one-day cricket, he has five hundreds and 19 fifties to his name. 

MATCHES
140
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
630
BEST BATTING
294
BEST BOWLING
1-6
Bowling
WICKETS
1
AVERAGE
7
ECONOMY
2.33
S/R
18
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
11057
INNINGS
253
NOT OUTS
15
AVERAGE
46.46
100s
30
50s
53
MATCHES
92
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
196
BEST BATTING
137
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
3204
INNINGS
92
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
36.41
100s
5
50s
19
MATCHES
4
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
24
BEST BATTING
26
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
61
INNINGS
4
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
15.25
100s
0
50s
0

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