Alastair Cook

England captain Alastair Cook receives Joe Root's backing

England vice-captain Joe Root has come in full support of skipper Alastair Cook and backs him to lead the team for "years to come".
2 December 2016
 

Cricket World Player of the Week - Virat Kohli

For his knocks of 167 and 81 in the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam, Indian captain Virat Kohli is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
21 November 2016

Cricket World Player of the Week - Rangana Herath

For picking a 13-wicket haul in the second Test against Zimbabwe and leading Sri Lanka to a 2-0 series whitewash in Harare, veteran left-arm-spinner Rangana Herath is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
14 November 2016

Cricket World Player of the Week - Mehedi Hasan

For claiming a 12-wicket haul in the second Test in Dhaka and helping Bangladesh to register their maiden Test victory against England and also level the series, off-spinner Mehedi Hasan is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
1 November 2016

Alastair Cook rues drop chances after defeat to Bangladesh

England captain Alastair Cook believes their poor effort on the field in the second innings costed them the game against Bangladesh in Dhaka.
31 October 2016

Alastair Cook ready for sub-continent challenge

England Test captain Alastair Cook has stated that he is ready for the gruelling schedule in the sub-continent conditions where his team will play seven matches in the longer format.
19 October 2016

Alastair Cook is confident to join the squad ahead of first Test - Stuart Broad

England pace spearhead Stuart Broad expressed confidence that skipper Alastair Cook will return in time for the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong.
16 October 2016

Alastair Cook extends Essex contract by one-year

England Test captain Alastair Cook has extended his contract with Essex County Cricket Club which won the Division Two title in the 2016 County Championship.
28 September 2016

Hameed, Duckett and Zafar named in England squads for Bangladesh

Hameed, Duckett and Zafar named in England squads for Bangladesh The England selectors have chosen a 17-man Test squad and 15-man ODI squad for the upcoming tour to Bangladesh.
16 September 2016

Alastair Cook admits drop in catching standards

England captain Alastair Cook has admitted that the team had failed to live up to the standards when it came to catching in the recently concluded Test series against Pakistan which was drawn 2-2.
15 August 2016

Alastair Cook rubbishes ball-tampering allegations

England captain Alastair Cook has rubbished ball tampering allegations against his team and asserted that it has not affected them in any way.
11 August 2016

Cricket World Player of the Week - Dilruwan Perera

Sri Lankan off-spinner Dilruwan Perera bags the Cricket World Player of the Week award for leading his team to a historic series victory against Australia after winning the second Test in Galle by a massive 229-run margin.
8 August 2016

Cricket World Player of the Week - Joe Root

For registering his highest first-class score during the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford, England's vice-captain Joe Root is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
25 July 2016

Cricket World Player of the Week - Yasir Shah

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah is the Cricket World Player of the Week for registering his maiden 10-wicket haul that put his team in the course of a dramatic victory in the first Test against England at Lord's.
18 July 2016

Amir will have to cope with the crowd reaction - Alastair Cook

England Test captain Alastair Cook has warned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir of the reaction he is likely to face from the crowd in the upcoming series.
4 July 2016

Cook available for Essex-Kent County Championship clash

Essex will have England captain Alastair Cook available to them for the Specsavers County Championship Division Two match against Kent which begins this Sunday (3rd July).
29 June 2016

Cricket World Player of the Week - Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow is the Cricket World Player of the Week for recording the highest individual score by an England wicket-keeper at home during the first innings of the third Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's.
13 June 2016

Alastair Cook, Stuart Broad feature in Queen's Birthday Honours List

England Test skipper Alastair Cook and speedster Stuart Broad were both honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours List which was announced on Friday.
11 June 2016

Match-fixers deserve lifetime ban - Alastair Cook

England Test captain Alastair Cook feels that cricketers found guilty of match-fixing deserve to be handed life bans to protect the integrity of the game.
9 June 2016

Do Alastair Cook's 10,000 runs qualify him as a great?

As England captain Alastair Cook becomes the 12th man to pass 10,000 Test runs, Rob Johnston asks whether he now deserves a place among the sport's great players.
31 May 2016