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Sir Alastair Cook is a former England international Cricketer. He made his first international appearance in a Test against India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Mar 01, 2006. In the year 2012, he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year.

Full Name: Alastair Nathan Cook

Birth Date: December 25, 1984

Birthplace: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Jersey Number: 26

Height: 6 ft 2 in

Role: Batsman

Batting Style: Left-Handed Bat

Major Teams

England, Essex, England Cricket Board XI, England Lions

Sir Alastair Cook’s International Debut

Test debut vs India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Mar 01, 2006

Last Test vs India at Kennington Oval, Sep 07, 2018

ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at Emirates Old Trafford, Jun 28, 2006

Last ODI vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Dec 16, 2014

T20 debut vs West Indies at Kennington Oval, Jun 28, 2007

Last T20 vs South Africa at SuperSport Park, Nov 15, 2009

Sir Alastair Cook Awards and Achievements

  • In 2011 he became the ICC Test Player of The Year & ICC World Test XI opening batsmen.
  • In the year 2012, he was named Wisden Cricketer of the year.
  • He became the ICC World Test XI captain in the year 2013,2014 & 2015.

Sir Alastair Cook Records

  • He is 16th England player to score a century on his debut.
  • Only England player (second worldwide) to score 1,000 runs in the maiden year.
  • He along with Andrew Strauss holds the record for England’s record opening stand against West Indies (229)
  • He along with Jonathan Trott holds the record for England’s record partnership in Australia, world record partnership and innings at the Gabba (329).
  • He holds England’s record for runs scored and time spent at the crease between dismissals (383 runs in 1,053 minutes).
  • He holds the record of most Test centuries for England.
  • He is the first captain worldwide to score a century in the first five Tests.
  • He is England’s highest run-scorer in India (866 runs).
  • He is the first England cricketer to be involved in 50 Test wins.
  • He is England’s most capped player in Tests, by surpassing Alec Stewart’s record of 134, and also England’s most-capped Test captain, by surpassing Mike Atherton’s record of 54.
  • He had played the most consecutive Test matches of all time, by surpassing Allan Border’s record of 153.
  • Youngest England player to score 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000 and 6,000 Test runs.
  • Youngest player (from any country) to score 6,000, 7,000, 8,000, 9,000, 10,000, 11,000 and 12,000 runs in Test cricket.
  • Second opener (after Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar) to reach over 10,000 Test runs, the first opener to reach over 11,000 and 12,000 Test runs.