Alastair Cook: News

Fondly known as "Chef," Alastair Cook is an English cricketer who began his career in county cricket at the age of 15. In 2006, aged 21, Cook was called up to the English Test team touring India due to the absence of Marcus Trescothick. Scoring 104 in the second innings of his debut test match in Nagpur, Cook became only the 16th English player to score a century on his debut. He made his ODI debut the same year. From 2006 until his retirement in 2018, Cook played 159 Test matches; he also holds the record for playing the most consecutive Test matches for a team. During the same period, he scored a prolific 12,472 runs in Tests for England and became the fifth-highest run-getter in Test history. Captaining England for a record 59 test matches from 2010 to 2016, he led England to 24 wins to become the joint second-most successful English captain. Scoring 33 centuries in a career spanning over 12 years, he is also the player with the most Test centuries for England. In 2019, Cook received a knighthood and became the first England cricketer since Ian Botham received this honor in 2007.

02 Jun 2023

Joe Root

Joe Root becomes fastest Englishman to complete 11,000 Test runs

England talisman Joe Root has continued his rich vein of form with a fine fifty in the One-off Test against Ireland at Lord's.

24 Feb 2023

Joe Root

NZ vs ENG: Joe Root smokes his 29th Test century

Joe Root brought up his 29th Test century in the ongoing second and final game against New Zealand.

02 Jul 2021

Virat Kohli

Alastair Cook highlights Team India's 'weakness' ahead of England series

Former captain Alastair Cook believes the Indian batters might be under the scanner in the upcoming five-match Test series against England.

30 Dec 2020

England Cricket Team

Joe Root turns 30: A look at his notable feats

England Test captain Joe Root turned 30 on Wednesday.

27 Dec 2020

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli leads ICC Test Team of the Decade

Indian captain Virat Kohli has been named as the skipper of the ICC Men's Test Team of the Decade.

Alastair Cook reaches 24,000 runs in First-class cricket

Former England captain Alastair Cook, on Monday, completed 24,000 runs in First-class cricket.

30 May 2020

England Cricket Team

#ThisDayThatYear: Alastair Cook reaches 10,000 Test runs

On this day in 2016, Alastair Cook became the first England player to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket.

29 Jan 2020

England Cricket Team

MCC World Cricket Committee ropes in Alastair Cook, Ricky Skerritt

Former English skipper Sir Alastair Cook, along with former Windies manager Ricky Skerritt, have been roped in as the newest members of the MCC World Cricket Committee.

30 Nov 2019

David Warner

David Warner scores triple century: Here are the records broken

Australian swashbuckling opener David Warner scored an impressive triple century on Day 2 of the second Test (Day-Night) in Adelaide on Sunday.

Warner tampered the ball even in First-class cricket: Cook

Sir Alastair Cook continues to enjoy First-class cricket post his international retirement.

22 Sep 2018

England Cricket Team

Rory Burns to replace Alastair Cook in England's Test team

Alastair Cook retired from international cricket, after playing the fifth Test against India, earlier this month, at the Oval.

11 Sep 2018

Virat Kohli

England defeat India in fifth Test: Here're the records broken

England finished off on a high to inflict a 4-1 Test series loss on India.

11 Sep 2018

England Cricket Team

#CookRetires: Players who had a dream farewell Test

Alastair Cook signed off in style with the bat after innings of 71 and 147 in his final career Test match.

10 Sep 2018

Joe Root

#NewRecord: Alastair Cook surpasses Sangakkara in career Test runs

After a long struggle since the double century against Australia in the 2017-18 Ashes, Alastair Cook delivered his best in his farewell Test.

10 Sep 2018

Ravindra Jadeja

England is happy Jadeja played just last Test: Paul Farbrace

India's Ravindra Jadeja is an exceptional cricketer and England is happy that he featured only in the fifth and final Test, said England's assistant coach Paul Farbrace.

Moeen Ali speaks on current Indian bowling attack he faced

England all-rounder Moeen Ali has said that the current Indian bowling attack is one of the best he has ever faced.

Cricketers who played their final Test against India

Alastair Cook is all set to wave goodbye to international cricket post the Oval Test against India.

04 Sep 2018

Virat Kohli

Players who can come close to breaking Sachin Tendulkar's records

Many pundits believed that England's Alastair Cook would have gone on to break Sachin Tendulkar's Test records.

03 Sep 2018

England Cricket Team

The legend's replacement: 5 batsmen who can replace Cook

Former England captain, Alastair Cook, announced that he will bring down the curtain on his England career after the ongoing Test series against India.

03 Sep 2018


Alastair Cook to retire from international cricket after 5th Test

Today, England batsman and former captain, Alastair Cook announced that he would be retiring from international cricket after the ongoing 5-match series against India comes to a conclusion.

30 Aug 2018

England Cricket Team

England's biggest dilemma: Who should open in Tests?

England's biggest issue, at the moment, is their openers.

19 Jul 2018

England Cricket Team

Issues which England need to fix before the Test series

England are in a spot of bother when it comes to Test format, given that they have won once in last nine attempts.

20 Jun 2018

England Cricket Team

#CricketInNumbers: Unique records held by England cricket team

England cricket team has been in a different dimension this year. They have been breaking records at will.

31 May 2018

Mohammad Amir

Match Preview: England vs Pakistan- 2nd Test

Pakistan will aim to whitewash the two-match Test series against England, when these two sides face each other at Headingley in Leeds on June 1.

Elgar equals world record in 3rd Test against Australia

South African opening batsman Dean Elgar found himself in the record books of Test cricket after equaling the record of carrying his bat through out an innings.

23 Mar 2018

England Cricket Team

Most Test Centuries: Top 5 players in the current lot

NZ skipper Kane Williamson scored his 18th Test hundred on Day 2 of the first Test against England.

04 Mar 2018


Do you know these amazing cricket records?

Cricket has been in existence for more than 170 years. And in this period, several peculiar things have happened.

27 Dec 2017

England Cricket Team

Ashes 4th Test: Cook's hundred puts England in charge

Starting the Day 2 of the 4th Ashes Test at 244-3, Australia struggled to bat and were bowled out quickly for 327, giving England a chance to get back in the game.

Pressure mounts on England as day 3 draws to close

England look like they are in deep trouble after Alastair Cook was caught out at seven in the fourth over of England's second innings of the Ashes opener at Gabba.

24 Aug 2017

England Cricket Team

Can Cook break Sachin's records?

Former England Captain Alastair Cook is the front runner among currently active players who can break quite a few of Sachin Tendulkar's records.

09 Aug 2017

Hashim Amla

Who are the best batsmen of this generation?

In this era of cricket, it is extremely hard to point out the best cricketer in the world, let alone the best batsman.

Do you know these amazing cricket records?

Cricket has been in existence for more than 170 years. And in this period, various peculiar things have happened.

24 Jun 2017


These top cricketers never played in a World Cup!

Over the years, we have seen many cricketers make a number of records.

03 May 2017

England Cricket Team

Alastair Cook opens up about quitting captaincy

England's former test captain Alastair Cook said that he quit the captaincy earlier this year after he found himself doubting his own decisions.

13 Feb 2017

Virat Kohli

Joe Root replaces Cook as England's Test captain

Joe Root is appointed as England's new Test captain. He succeeds Alastair Cook who stepped down recently after the team's disappointing performance against India.

06 Feb 2017

England Cricket Team

Alastair Cook steps down as England captain

After leading the England cricket team in 59 tests, Alastair Cook has stepped down as the captain of the team.

21 Dec 2016

England Cricket Team

Alastair Cook should step down as a captain: Michael Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has said that he expects current captain Alastair Cook to quit soon.

14 Dec 2016

England Cricket Team

Not stepping down as captain: Cook

England test captain Alastair Cook said that he is not stepping down as the captain, at-least not till the end of India series.