Alastair Cook

Written in the stars: Cook's fairytale ending adorned by 'best mate' Anderson's feat

The two greats embraced each other tightly, knowing this moment would never ever return. As they looked around with grins spreading one ear to other, they wanted to soak up all that they could feel. There they were, not only doing their bit but shouldering the responsibility of the entire nation and reaching the pinnacle of the game.
14 September 2018

Alastair Cook Signs Off in 10th Position

England opener Alastair Cook has signed off from international cricket on a remarkable note, moving into the top-10 of the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after a Player of the Match performance in the final Test against India at The Oval.
12 September 2018

Arguably England's greatest batsman, Alastair Cook played the game like a true gentleman and is walking off like one

The bottom line is that Alastair Cook gave England all he had and strived each moment to become the best version of himself. This is all that matters. Thanks a lot Chef, you will be missed!
10 September 2018

Cook has a dream finish to batting career as 4-1 becomes inevitable

India's only hope to make a comeback in the match was to break the partnership between Alastair Cook (147) and Joe Root (125) early on day four. However, that did not happen as the two batsmen not only piled the runs but piled up the misery on India, both scoring centuries.
10 September 2018

Alastair Cook Commits Future To Essex

Essex County Cricket Club are pleased to announce that Alastair Cook has committed his future to the Club and signed a contract extension that will see him remain with Essex for the next three years.
5 September 2018

Cricket World Player of the Week – Alastair Cook – England and Essex CCC

Alastair Cook is this weeks’ Cricket World Player of the Week.
4 September 2018

Jeremy Wright (DCMS) comments on Alastair Cook Retirement from International Cricket

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Wright comments on Alastair Cook's retirement from international cricket.
3 September 2018

ECB Chairman Colin Graves pays tribute to Alastair Cook

The ECB Chairman Colin Graves has paid a glowing tribute to Alastair Cook who announced his intention to retire from international cricket earlier today.
3 September 2018

Alastair Cook announces his retirement from international cricket

Alastair Cook has announced his retirement from international cricket and has issued the following statement.
3 September 2018

Australia's ball tampering scandal affects the reputation of the game - Alastair Cook

Former England captain Alastair Cook has slammed the recent ball-tampering scandal that broke out during the third Test between Australia and South Africa during the recently concluded third Test in Cape Town.
26 March 2018

Cricket World Player of the Week - Alastair Cook

For scoring an unbeaten double century in the Boxing Day Test against Australia, England opening batsman Alastair Cook wins the Cricket World Player of the Week award.
1 January 2018

Essex confirm Alastair Cook's availability for final two rounds of County Championship

Essex have confirmed that former England skipper Alastair Cook will be available for the final two rounds of the County Championship games against Hampshire and Yorkshire.
14 September 2017

Cricket World Player of the Week - Alastair Cook

England opening batsman Alastair Cook is the Cricket World Player of the Week for his stellar performance in the first Test against West Indies at Edgbaston.
22 August 2017

Alastair Cook moves to sixth in ICC Test Rankings

Alastair Cook has reached his highest position in the International Cricket Council Rankings for batsmen following his marathon knock for England in the first Test against West Indies at Edgbaston.
21 August 2017

Cook, Root put England in dominant position on day one

Alastair Cook and Joe Root had a memorable outing with the pink ball as England went on to amass 348 for three at stumps on day one of the first Test at Edgbaston.
18 August 2017

Cook can eclipse Tendulkar record - Michael Vaughan

Former captain Michael Vaughan believes Alastair Cook can go on to surpass Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar's world record of most Test runs provided the Essex star adapts to the new culture of England dressing room.
23 February 2017

Alastair Cook backs Joe Root to reach new heights with captaincy

Alastair Cook is confident that handing over the responsibility of captaining the England Test team can help Joe Root reach new heights in his career.
9 February 2017

Alastair Cook steps down from England Test captaincy

England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Monday that Alastair Cook has stepped down from his role as Test skipper with immediate effect.
6 February 2017

Cricket World Player of the Week - Ravindra Jadeja

For picking a seven-wicket haul in the final day of the fifth Test against England in Chennai and steering India to an innings victory, Ravindra Jadeja is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
26 December 2016

Trevor Bayliss plays down England captaincy debate

England head coach Trevor Bayliss does not want the focus to be shifted away from the ongoing series against India by bringing on the debate of Alastair Cook's captaincy.
13 December 2016