Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook shows desire to keep playing for England

Alastair Cook shows desire to keep playing for England

Cook scored a total of 23 runs in the two-test series against New Zealand last month as England continued their winless run following their 4-0 defeat in the Ashes. 

Apr 25, 2018, 14:18 PM IST
Retirement questions likely to emerge as Alastair Cook's poor form continues

Retirement questions likely to emerge as Alastair Cook's poor form continues

Alastair Cook`s third successive dismissal to New Zealand left-armer Trent Boult on Friday will undoubtedly raise questions as to whether the former captain may look to end his illustrious career.

Mar 30, 2018, 10:14 AM IST
ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli remains in second, Alastair Cook catapults to eighth

ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli remains in second, Alastair Cook catapults to eighth

A magnificent double century by Cook has helped him to finish the year inside the top 10 batsmen in Test rankings, which were released today following the conclusion of the Melbourne and Port Elizabeth Tests.

Dec 31, 2017, 15:46 PM IST
Ashes: Rain frustrates England after Alastair Cook's feat on Day 4 in MCG

Ashes: Rain frustrates England after Alastair Cook's feat on Day 4 in MCG

The umpires called off play after persistent rain, with Australia 103/2 and trailing the tourists by 61 runs after England`s first innings ended on the first ball of the day at 491

Dec 29, 2017, 12:17 PM IST
Ashes: Alastair Cook carries bat in MCG to make world record

Ashes: Alastair Cook carries bat in MCG to make world record

Cook's 244 not out in the ongoing Melbourne Test is the highest ever score by an opener who carried his bat through an innings.

Dec 29, 2017, 10:58 AM IST
Ashes: Alastair Cook says double hundred came '3-4 weeks too late'

Ashes: Alastair Cook says double hundred came '3-4 weeks too late'

Alastair Cook said selectors would have been entitled to drop him over his poor form - before his masterful double-century put England in a winning position in the fourth Ashes Test on Wednesday.

Dec 28, 2017, 15:50 PM IST
Ashes: Alastair Cook's historic double gives England 164-run lead on Day 3 at MCG

Ashes: Alastair Cook's historic double gives England 164-run lead on Day 3 at MCG

The veteran England opener was unbeaten on 244 in his side's 491/9 at close on day three of the fourth Test. It is the highest score by a visiting batsman in a Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Dec 28, 2017, 12:44 PM IST
Ashes: Former Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson rubs salt into English wounds

Ashes: Former Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson rubs salt into English wounds

Johnson said Stuart Broad doesn't look "up to it", while Alastair Cook's scars from the last series still appear fresh.

Dec 20, 2017, 14:47 PM IST
England face postmortem after Ashes capitulation

England face postmortem after Ashes capitulation

England will have to make some tough decisions about the futures of some of their most decorated senior players after they were ruthlessly exposed by Australia in a 15-day Ashes capitulation.

Dec 19, 2017, 09:33 AM IST
Ashes: Alastair Cook not thinking about retirement ahead of 150th Test

Ashes: Alastair Cook not thinking about retirement ahead of 150th Test

Cook, former captain and England's most prolific Test run-scorer, has made 62 runs in four innings as the tourists have gone 2-0 down in the five-match series in Australia. 

Dec 12, 2017, 14:06 PM IST
Forget Mitchell Johnson and there are no magic balls, says Alastair Cook

Forget Mitchell Johnson and there are no magic balls, says Alastair Cook

Johnson etched his name into Australian sporting folklore by plundering England`s order for 37 wickets at an average of 13.97.

Nov 21, 2017, 22:49 PM IST
England return to 'Gabbatoir' to face their demons

England return to 'Gabbatoir' to face their demons

Cook's brilliant, unbeaten 235 in the second innings, a record, ensured a draw that galvanized Andrew Strauss's team at the start of their 3-1 series triumph.

Nov 21, 2017, 22:45 PM IST
Ashes: What happened four years ago doesn't matter, says Alastair Cook

Ashes: What happened four years ago doesn't matter, says Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook dismissed talk of Mitchell Johnson as "irrelevant" on Tuesday as England prepare to face Australia's new-look pace attack in the first Ashes Test.

Nov 21, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
Eng v CA XI, Day 1: England take lead, but Jake Ball injury adds to bowling woes

Eng v CA XI, Day 1: England take lead, but Jake Ball injury adds to bowling woes

Ball`s setback comes after fellow pace bowler Steven Finn was ruled out of the tour earlier this week due to a knee injury, with Tom Curran scheduled to join the tourists on Friday.

Nov 09, 2017, 18:06 PM IST
Refreshed Steve Smith promises to re-open England's Ashes 'scars'

Refreshed Steve Smith promises to re-open England's Ashes 'scars'

Smith has indelible memories of the shattering effect of the opening Brisbane Test from the last 2013-14 Ashes battle in Australia on the remainder of that series.

Nov 02, 2017, 20:28 PM IST
England selectors ponder Ashes top-order conundrum

England selectors ponder Ashes top-order conundrum

England experienced a mixture of crushing victories and heavy losses this summer, eventually winning out because they bat so deep and, in Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali, have two of their best-ever all-rounders.

Sep 26, 2017, 00:03 AM IST
Alastair Cook looks set to knock Virat Kohli out of top 5 in ICC Test Rankings

Alastair Cook looks set to knock Virat Kohli out of top 5 in ICC Test Rankings

Cook has gained 6 points to achieve his best rankings in the last 3 years after previously being in fifth place in March 2013. 

Aug 22, 2017, 09:37 AM IST
WATCH: James Anderson dismisses Kraig Brathwaite for a duck with lethal inswinger vs WI

WATCH: James Anderson dismisses Kraig Brathwaite for a duck with lethal inswinger vs WI

As for the match, it was yet another astounding day for England in their first day-night Test, against West Indies. Alastair Cook struck his fourth Test double ton and Dawid Maland notched up his maiden Test fifty as England declared at 514 at the loss of seven wickets.

Aug 19, 2017, 10:58 AM IST
ENG vs WI, 1st Test: Alastair Cook, James Anderson pile on agony for West Indies

ENG vs WI, 1st Test: Alastair Cook, James Anderson pile on agony for West Indies

West Indies were 44 for one in reply to England`s imposing 514 for eight declared, a deficit of 470 runs, when rain ended the second day`s play early in the third session.

Aug 19, 2017, 08:42 AM IST