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Alastair

Cook

Batsman

Bats Left Hand

Did you know?

He can play the saxophone, clarinet and piano.

RUNS
8869
AVERAGE
46.68

Alastair

Cook

Batsman

Bats Left Hand

Did you know?

He can play the saxophone, clarinet and piano.

RUNS
3204
AVERAGE
36.41

Alastair

Cook

Batsman

Bats Left Hand

Did you know?

He can play the saxophone, clarinet and piano.

RUNS
61
AVERAGE
15.25

Batsman

Bats Left Hand

AGE
30
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Gloucester

COUNTRY

England

England
LOCAL CLUB

Essex

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
113
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
294
BEST BOWLING
1-6
Batting
RUNS
8869
INNINGS
202
NOT OUTS
12
AVERAGE
46.68
100s
27
50s
40
Bowling
WICKETS
1
AVERAGE
7
ECONOMY
2.33
S/R
18
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
92
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
137
BEST BOWLING
-
Batting
RUNS
3204
INNINGS
92
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
36.41
100s
5
50s
19
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
4
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
26
BEST BOWLING
-
Batting
RUNS
61
INNINGS
4
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
15.25
100s
0
50s
0
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
198
DEBUT
2003
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
294
BEST BOWLING
3-13
Batting
RUNS
15401
INNINGS
353
NOT OUTS
26
AVERAGE
47.1
100s
45
50s
75
Bowling
WICKETS
6
AVERAGE
34.17
ECONOMY
4.56
S/R
45
5W
0
10W/M
0

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