Articles about Alastair Cook
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 Jul 2021
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 Jan 2021
India vs England: Statistical preview of Test series
After scripting history Down Under, India are set to host England in a four-match Test series.
29 Jan 2021
Records Joe Root can script in the India-England Test series
England cricket team skipper Joe Root will be looking to make his presence felt in the upcoming four-match Test series against India, starting February 5.
06 Jan 2021
Australia vs India, third Test: Decoding Ashwin's performance against Warner
Ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be eager to make his presence felt once again when Team India takes on Australia in the third Test, starting tomorrow at the SCG.
31 Dec 2020
F1 champion Lewis Hamilton knighted in New Year's Honors list
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, on Wednesday, was awarded a knighthood in the UK New Year's honors list.
30 Dec 2020
Joe Root turns 30: A look at his notable feats
England Test captain Joe Root turned 30 on Wednesday.
27 Dec 2020
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.
17 Sep 2020
Australia win ODI series decider against England: Records broken
Australia stunned England in the third ODI to pocket the three-match series by a 2-1 margin.
26 Aug 2020
England win the Test series 1-0: List of records broken
The third Test between England and Pakistan resulted in a draw as incessant rain caused perpetual delays.
25 Aug 2020
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.
22 Aug 2020
England vs Pakistan, third Test: Key moments of Day 1
England dominated Day 1 of the final Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl.
20 Aug 2020
England vs Pakistan, third Test: Preview, Dream11 and more
Following a rain-curtailed second Test, both England and Pakistan will lock horns in the final Test, starting August 21.
12 Aug 2020
England vs Pakistan, second Test: Records that can be broken
England and Pakistan are all set to lock horns in the second Test of the three-match series at the Ageas Bowl.
04 Aug 2020
England vs Pakistan, first Test: Preview, Dream11 and more
After staging an emphatic turnaround against West Indies, England's Test contingent is all set to take on Pakistan in the first of three-Test series, commencing August 5.
27 Jul 2020
England vs West Indies, Day 3: List of key takeaways
England seem to have taken complete control of the ongoing third Test at the Old Trafford.
10 Jul 2020
ENG vs WI: Stuart Broad unhappy after missing series opener
Pace spearhead Stuart Broad is disappointed after being left out of England's XI for the first Test against West Indies.
09 Jul 2020
England vs West Indies, Day 1: Key moments and takeaways
International cricket resumed after a hiatus of 116 days as hosts England faced West Indies on Day 1 of the first Test, at the Ageas Oval.
01 Jul 2020
#ENGvsWI: Ben Stokes to lead England in Root's absence
England captain Joe Root will miss the series opener against West Indies as his wife Carrie is due to give birth to their second child, later this week.
30 May 2020
#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.
24 Feb 2020
Five players who had an impactful Test debut against India
Fast bowler Kyle Jamieson had a dream debut in Test cricket as New Zealand beat India by 10 wickets in the Wellington Test.
29 Jan 2020
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.
12 Jan 2020
Cheteshwar Pujara hits 50th FC ton: List of records scripted
India's senior cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara joined an elite list of cricketers after scoring a century in First-Class cricket against Karnataka.
29 Dec 2019
Peter Siddle retires from international cricket: List of his achievements
Australian pacer Peter Siddle has announced his retirement from international cricket after being released by Australia for the third Test against New Zealand.
25 Dec 2019
A look at Virat Kohli's performance in this decade
From 2010 to 2019, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli went on to dominate the scenes.
25 Dec 2019
James Anderson to join an elite list of Test cricketers
South Africa and England are all set to battle it out in a four-match Test series, starting December 26 in Centurion.
02 Dec 2019
Joe Root smashes double century against New Zealand: Records broken
England captain Joe Root smashed a double century against New Zealand on Day 4 of the second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton on Monday.
30 Nov 2019
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.
23 Nov 2019
Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test: Records scripted so far
Hosts Australia put in a commendable shift at home as they piled on the runs in the opening innings of the first Test against Pakistan in Brisbane.
20 Nov 2019
A look at some records scripted in Day-Night Tests
India are preparing for a history-making moment as they would be playing their first-ever Day-Night Test when they face Bangladesh at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata, starting Friday.
13 Oct 2019
India beat South Africa: Here are the records broken
The Indian cricket team overcame South Africa in the second Test to clinch the three-match Test series.
11 Oct 2019
Virat Kohli smashes double hundred: List of records broken
A lot was being said about Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, who hadn't scored a ton in the last five Tests.
10 Sep 2019
Warner tampered the ball even in First-class cricket: Cook
Sir Alastair Cook continues to enjoy First-class cricket post his international retirement.
05 Aug 2019
Australia beat England in first Test: Records broken
Australia capped off a memorable performance to thrash England in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
03 Aug 2019
Ashes 2019: List of records scripted by centurion Rory Burns
England opening batsman Rory Burns smashed his maiden Test and Ashes century on Day 2 of the first Test at Edgbaston.
04 Jan 2019
#IndiaInAustralia: Pujara produces a masterclass innings, goes past Rahul Dravid
Team India's senior batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has, time and again, shown that traditional batting still has a place in modern day cricket.
22 Sep 2018
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
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
#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
#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
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.