PLAYER PROFILE

Alastair Cook, Left Hand Batsman, England


ENGLAND


Name
Alastair Nathan Cook

Country
England

Date of Birth
December 25, 2021

Place of Birth
Gloucester

Batting Style
Left Handed

Bowling Style
Off break

ODI Debut
June 28, 2021 v Sri Lanka

Test Debut
March 1, 2022 v India

T20 Debut
June 28, 2021 v West Indies

  • TESTs
  • ODIs
  • T20s
Alastair Cook is a stylish left-handed batsman from England. He holds the rare feat of scoring a Test ton on debut. The youngster achieved the milestone in his first Test match against India at Nagpur. In the absence of Marcus Trescothick, the opener has cemented his place in the English side with some impressive knocks. The Essex batsman is a product of the England under-19 system. Cook is a batsman who is mentally very strong and someone who is gifted with the ability to convert fifties into big scores. The southpaw's major scoring areas are through the cover-point region and he likes to work hard for each run. One major flaw though was his fielding as he let many balls go by him with some futile efforts in the in-field. In time though, he worked on his fielding and has since pouched some beauties in the field. In June 2006, he made his ODI debut and though he does not seem as comfortable in the 50-over format he has managed to maintain a decent average of 30. His sharp technique was put to the test in the 2006-07 Ashes series by Warne and McGrath but he proved to live up to his class.

He scored his sixth Test ton before he reached the age of 23 and was close behind batting greats Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar who both scored eight Test tons before reaching 23. He became the youngest England batsman to pass 2000 Test runs in 2008. However, his ODI consistency has begun to waver in recent times and faster players like Ravi Bopara and Owais Shah are beginning to give him solid competition for his spot in the 50 and 20-over formats of the game. He remains solid at the top of the order and has found a perfect companion in England skipper Andrew Strauss in the Test arena though and their 196-run opening stand (which was the highest opening partnership at Lord's in the second Ashes Test in July 2009) is proof of that.

TESTs BATTING vs ALL TEAMS
M
INN
NO
Runs
HS
100s
50s
Avg
SR
56
101
6
4197
173
12
22
44.18
48.16
TESTs BOWLING vs ALL TEAMS
M
Overs
Runs
Mdns
Wkts
Avg
Best
Econ
56
1
1
0
0
1
0/1
1