Alastair Cook

Personal InformationAlastair Cook

Full Name: Alastair Nathan Cook

Born: Dec 25, 1984 (36 years)

Birth Place: Gloucester

Height: 6 ft 2 in

Role: Batsman

Batting Style: Left Handed Bat

Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

Batting Career Summary

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 92 92 3204 4154 4 36.40 77.13 5 19 137 363 10 36 0
TESTs 126 226 9964 21499 12 46.56 46.34 28 47 294 1140 10 125 0
T20Is 4 4 61 54 0 15.25 112.96 0 0 26 10 0 1 0
T20s 32 30 892 699 2 31.85 127.61 1 5 100* 95 15 13 0
LISTAs 150 148 5204 6591 10 37.71 78.95 9 31 137 0 0 63 0
FIRSTCLASS 235 418 18595 36723 31 48.04 50.63 54 90 294 0 0 233 0

 

Bowling Career Summary

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TESTs 161 2 3 7 1 7.00 2.33 1/6 0 0
T20Is 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20s 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LISTAs 168 0 3 10 0 3.33 0 0 0
FIRSTCLASS 309 0 47 211 7 30.14 4.48 0 0 0

 

Career Information

Test debut:  vs India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Mar 01, 2006

Last Test:  vs India at Kennington Oval, Sep 07, 2018

ODI debut:  vs Sri Lanka at Emirates Old Trafford, Jun 28, 2006

Last ODI:  vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Dec 16, 2014

T20 debut:  vs West Indies at Kennington Oval, Jun 28, 2007

Last T20:  vs South Africa at SuperSport Park, Nov 15, 2009

Alastair Cook Biography

Stubbornness to hang around the crease-that intent can make Alastair Cook Just about the most prolific test batsmen in the instantaneous world of cricket. England’s most-capped take a look at player is only four matches shy to overcome Allan Border’s unique feat of playing in most tests (156 tests) in a row.

Background

14-year aged Cook  smashed a ton for Marylebone Cricket Club against his school Bedford in the summer of 1998. Over the subsequent four decades, Cook averaged a outstanding 87.90 which saw him breaking into Essex. In his county debut, Prepare dinner guided Essex to victory with unbeaten 69.He led the England U-19 team to your semi-final of your 2004 U-19 Entire world Cup, with himself scoring two tons. His stack of runs for Essex, In particular a brilliant 214 against Australia impressed the cricket fraternity.

Alastair Cook

Debut

While touring Caribbean for England A team, Cook was called up to be a replacement of skipper Michael Vaughan and celebrated his test debut in Nagpur with a superb 104 in opposition to India in March 2006. It secured him a permanent area in the national aspect.In contrast to the take a look at, issues didn’t go nicely for Cook in his ODI debut in opposition to Sri Lanka three months afterwards and acquired dismissed on 39.

Rise to Glory

Cook tasted quick success in tests by becoming the one next player during the background to go earlier 1000-run mark in maiden test season. Throughout 2010-11 Ashes, Cook Pretty much solitary-handedly drowned Australia on their own soil by scoring 766 runs (3 tons and one double ton) in 5 matches. Cook confirmed brilliance against good quality spinners during 2012-13 India tour by scoring 562 runs in 4 matches. Cook maintains a better normal in sub-continent (53.13) than his career average (46.49).Until eventually now, Cook has scored five double centuries within the assessments, 294 remaining the highest from India at Edgbaston in 2011. He won ‘ICC Test Participant from the 12 months’ award in 2011. He went past one thousand test-run five situations in a single year (2006, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016).

Low Points

Cook’s ODI journey isn’t pretty fruitful as he averaged only 36.41 in 92 ODIs. In tests, he could not access three digit rating in 35 innings among July 2013 to April 2015.Between 2013 and 2016, Cook managed to convert only 5 of his fifties into a ton. Cook’s T20 international job could only final nearly four matches and was out of your team before long.

Club Career

Essex remained the only County club that Cook performed for considering that 2003. In the summer of 2017, Cook scored 667 runs in seven matches.

 

Captaincy

On the first assignment as captain, Cook  inspired England to notch a test series on Indian soil soon after 28 years in 2012. He also led England to two Ashes victories in 2013 and 2015 less than favourable residence conditions but succumbed to whitewash by 5-0 in 2013 Ashes in Australia.Cook resigned from your captaincy in February 2017 following a test series draw in opposition to Bangladesh, accompanied by a 4-0 trouncing in India.

On the other hand, Cook retains the record of captaining England in one of the most number of tests(fifty nine tests). With regard to most victories as England test captain, Cook  jointly seconds the record with 24 wins only powering Michael Vaughn (26 victories).Cook  led England in 69 ODIs and took England on the Champions Trophy Remaining in 2013. In ODI, because the skipper he received 36 matches while succumbed to defeat in 30 game titles. Cook was nominated since the captain of ‘ICC Test Group with the Year’ two times in 2013 and 2016.

Alastair Cook

Achievements

Test cricket

Records

  • Youngest Englishman to score 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, and 5,000 Test runs.
  • Youngest player (from any country) to score 6,000, 7,000, 8,000, 9,000, 10,000, 11,000 and 12,000 runs in Test cricket.
  • Second opener (after Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar) to reach over 10,000 Test runs, first opener to reach over 11,000 and 12,000 Test runs.

Timeline:

  • March 2006: 16th Englishman to score a century on his debut,5th to combine it with a half century.
  • December 2006: Only Englishman to score 4 centuries before his 22nd birthday.
  • May 2007: Only Englishman (second worldwide) to score 1,000 runs in maiden year.
  • February 2009: England’s record opening stand against West Indies (229 with Andrew Strauss).
  • November 2010: England’s record partnership in Australia, world record partnership and innings at the Gabba (329 with Jonathan Trott, 235 not out).
  • December 2010: England’s record for runs scored and time spent at the crease between dismissals (383 runs in 1,053 minutes).
  • January 2011: World record for time spent batting in a five Test series, second most series runs by an Englishman (2,171 minutes, 766 runs).
  • December 2012: Most Test centuries for England (broke the record at 23 centuries).
  • December 2012: First captain worldwide to score a century in first five Tests.
  • December 2012: England’s highest run scorer in India (866 runs).
  • May 2015: Most Test runs for England (broke the record at 8,901 runs).

  • August 2015: First England cricketer to be involved in 50 Test wins.

  • October 2015: Longest England Test innings (836 minutes), 3rd longest of all-time.

  • October 2015: Became the all-time highest non-Asian run scorer in Asia.
  • October 2016: England’s most capped player in Tests, surpassing Alec Stewart’s record of 134.
  • November 2016: England’s most capped Test captain, surpassing Mike Atherton’s record of 54.
  • November 2016: Most Test centuries by England skipper, surpassing Graham Gooch’s record of 11.
  • December 2017: 6th highest run scorer in Test cricket, surpassing Brian Lara’s record of 11,953 runs and reaching 12,000 Test runs.
  • June 2018: Most consecutive Test matches of all time, surpassing Allan Border’s record of 153.
  • September 2018: 5th highest run scorer in Test cricket and became the highest Test run scorer among left-handers, surpassing Kumar Sangakkara‘s record of 12,400 runs. He also became only the fifth batsman to score centuries in both his first and last Test match.

International recognition

  • 2003
    • NBC Denis Compton Award.
  • 2004
    • NBC Denis Compton Award.
  • 2005
    • NBC Denis Compton Award.
    • CWC Young Cricketer of the Year.
    • PCA Young Cricketer of the Year.
  • 2006
    • NBC Denis Compton Award.
    • PCA Young Cricketer of the Year.
  • 2011
    • Freedom of the City of London.
    • Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).
    • ICC Test Player of The Year.
    • ICC World Test XI opening batsmen.
  • 2012
    • Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
    • ICC World Test XI opening batsman.
    • ICC World ODI XI opening batsman.
  • 2013
    • ICC World Test XI captain.
  • 2015
    • ICC World Test XI captain.
  • 2016
    • Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
    • ICC World Test XI captain.
  • 2019
    • Knight Bachelor.

 

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