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County Cricket: Alastair Cook's brilliant 110 guides Essex to comprehensive eight-wicket win against Somerset

County Cricket: Alastair Cook's brilliant 110 guides Essex to comprehensive eight-wicket win against Somerset

Cook batted for over four hours, facing 214 balls and hitting 16 fours. The match was a personal triumph for Cook, who also made 52 in Essex`s first innings 129.

County Cricket: Old war horse Shivnarine Chanderpaul slams ton, Alastair Cook hits fifty on return

County Cricket: Old war horse Shivnarine Chanderpaul slams ton, Alastair Cook hits fifty on return

West Indies great Shivnarine Chanderpaul proved age is no barrier to batting success as the 42-year-old made a painstaking 182 for Lancashire on Saturday`s second day of their County Championship clash with Surrey.

England can retain Ashes if Alastair Cook performs in Australia as he did in 2010-11, feels Scyld Berry

England can retain Ashes if Alastair Cook performs in Australia as he did in 2010-11, feels Scyld Berry

He believes that Cook's performance as a batsman has been below par since December 2012, and is the time to reinvent, and suitably work as an "elder statesman"

 

 

Ben Stokes picks Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag in his dream XI

Ben Stokes picks Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag in his dream XI

He chose Alastair Cook, who recently gave up Test captaincy, to lead his dream XI.

100 Tests: Tigers moving towards Test glory, 9 hurdles for Bangladesh Cricket Board

100 Tests: Tigers moving towards Test glory, 9 hurdles for Bangladesh Cricket Board

While cricket's big guns such as India and England sometimes play close to 20 Tests a year, Bangladesh have managed an average of six since making their bow.

England Test captain Joe Root happy to rely on old friend Ben Stokes as vice-captain

England Test captain Joe Root happy to rely on old friend Ben Stokes as vice-captain

ECB director Andrew Strauss was of the opinion that the leadership of the side moved decisively to a younger generation ahead of the team's next Test, against South Africa.

I have started to think as a captain in my own mind: Joe Root

I have started to think as a captain in my own mind: Joe Root

Cook resigned following a 4-0 series reverse in India that crowned a difficult 2016 for England that saw them lose eight Tests in all.

Under new Test skipper Joe Root, Ben Stokes wants fans to fall in love with England again

Under new Test skipper Joe Root, Ben Stokes wants fans to fall in love with England again

Stokes, 25, was one of several players interviewed by England team chief Andrew Strauss, himself a former Test skipper, although Root was the obvious choice to succeed Cook after serving as his vice-captain.

Privileged, humbled and excited with the huge honour, says Joe Root on being named England captain

Privileged, humbled and excited with the huge honour, says Joe Root on being named England captain

Meanwhile the ECB said all-rounder Ben Stokes would succeed Root as vice-captain of the Test side.

Joe Root replaces Alastair Cook as England's Test captain, Ben Stokes named deputy

Joe Root replaces Alastair Cook as England's Test captain, Ben Stokes named deputy

Joe Root made his Test debut in December 2012 and was named vice-captain to Alastair Cook in summer 2015.

England pacer Stuart Broad receives MBE from Prince Charles; undergoes Test captaincy interview

England pacer Stuart Broad receives MBE from Prince Charles; undergoes Test captaincy interview

Broad was recognised for his services to cricket by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

On Kevin Pietersen's unceremonious sacking:  I wish it was done differently, says Alastair Cook

On Kevin Pietersen's unceremonious sacking: I wish it was done differently, says Alastair Cook

Soon after stepping down as the skipper of England's Test squad, Alastair Cook has finally spoken on the sacking of Kevin Pietersen.

Alastair Cook steps down as Test captain: England captain says 'new voice' was needed

Alastair Cook steps down as Test captain: England captain says 'new voice' was needed

The 32-year-old speaks up about Joe Root, and him continuing with his run contribution.

Didn't feel 100 per cent as captain of England Test team, says Alastair Cook after stepping down

Didn't feel 100 per cent as captain of England Test team, says Alastair Cook after stepping down

Cook looked emotionally drained after England's 4-0 series loss in India in December, with the tourists suffering innings defeats in the last two matches.

Alastair Cook can smash Sachin Tendulkar's test run-scoring record: Ian Botham

Alastair Cook can smash Sachin Tendulkar's test run-scoring record: Ian Botham

Botham feels that giving up captaincy would give Cook the freedom to smash Tendulkar`s all-time record of 15,921 runs before his playing career ends.

Alastair Cook can thrive without captaincy, says former England captain Andrew Strauss

Alastair Cook can thrive without captaincy, says former England captain Andrew Strauss

Strauss insisted Cook would be regarded as one of "England`s great captains", saying he deserved credit for 2015 Ashes success.

Alastair Cook steps down as England Test skipper, to continue playing as batsman

Alastair Cook steps down as England Test skipper, to continue playing as batsman

Alastair Cook has stepped down from his role after 59 Tests as England Test captain.

Australia panic after seeing England's plight in India

Australia panic after seeing England's plight in India

It started with a warning to Aussie players, advising them to stay away from TV sets and not to watch the India-England series.

IND vs ENG: England have their first net session ahead of limited-overs contests against India

IND vs ENG: England have their first net session ahead of limited-overs contests against India

The Englishmen would confront a stronger India A side led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the first warm-up game at Brabourne Stadium on January 10.

WATCH: Five enduring moments from India-England Test series

WATCH: Five enduring moments from India-England Test series

India beat England 4-0 in the the just concluded five-match Test series. The series will be remembered for many highs and lows from either side.