Alastair Cook

Murali Vijay fails again, India A in tatters against England Lions

Murali Vijay © AFP (file photo)Murali Vijay followed his first-innings 8 with a duck at New Road, Worcester as India A were left reeling at 11 for 3 …


Alastair Cook makes unbeaten century for England Lions ahead of India series

• <b>Alastair Cook hit 154 not out on opening day of England Lions' clash with India A</b>• <b><br>England are preparing for next month's five-Test series against …

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England stars James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook could go on 'loan' to Surrey

England stars James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook could go on 'loan' to Surrey to prepare for India<p><b>England are hatching plans to parachute</b> …

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Michael Vaughan’s criticism of England bowler Stuart Broad ‘unfair’, says Alastair Cook

Michael Vaughan’s criticism of England fast bowler Stuart Broad has been branded ‘unfair’ by Alastair Cook.<p>After England lost the first Test of the …

English Cricket

England player ratings: Our verdict on those who played against Pakistan

England won the second Test against Pakistan at Headingley in three days to share the two-match series after that resounding and embarrassing defeat at Lord's.<p>Here, Tim Wigmore rates each of the players to feature in the two Tests.<p>Mark Stoneman<p>Entered the first Test of the summer in rotten county …

Mark Stoneman

Stokes out as England make three changes

England allrounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the second Test against Pakistan, which starts today at Headingley.<p>Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed …


Could it be that Alastair Cook is a tricky co-pilot as a Test opener? | Tim de Lisle

For the English cricket fan, May is supposed to bring balm. However badly they have wintered, England can usually be relied on to reassemble at Lord’s and win the first Test. Not this time: now is the spring of our discontent.<p>Ed Smith, still settling into the driving seat, has already made a …


England vs Pakistan: Keaton Jennings misses accountancy exam so he can prepare to partner Alastair Cook

KEATON JENNINGS was meant to be in an accountancy exam yesterday instead of preparing for his England return.<p>Jennings becomes Alastair Cook’s opening …


England v Pakistan: Jos Buttler and Dom Bess give England hope at Lord's

Jos Buttler and Dom Bess both made fifties to give England a lead of 56 in the first Test against Pakistan.

Jos Buttler

England 37-2 in 2nd Innings, Pakistan lead by 142 runs in 1st Test

LONDON (AFP) -<p>England were 37 for two in their second innings, a deficit of 142 runs, at lunch on the third day of the first Test against Pakistan at Lord's on Saturday.<p>Joe Root, the England captain, was 22 not out and Dawid Malan unbeaten on nought.<p>England lost both their left-handed openers …

Alastair Cook

Watch: Abbas traps opener Cook for one

Pakistan's Mohammad Abbas traps England's Alastair Cook lbw for one after Pakistan take a first-innings lead of 179 on the third day of the first Test at Lord's.<p><i>Available to UK users only.</i>

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Alastair Cook Equals Allan Border's Record, Gets Praise From The Legend Himself

Alastair Cook equalled Allan Border's record of 153 consecutive Test matches.<p>When England stalwart Alastair Cook took the field against Pakistan in …

Cook bowled for 70 by Amir 'beauty'

England opener Alastair Cook is bowled by Mohammad Amir for 70 as England continue to struggle against Pakistan on the opening day of the first Test at Lord's.<p>Available to UK users only.

Sports (India) | Pakistan in control at Lords as England fold

Pakistan were in control against England after bowling out the hosts on the first day of the first Test at Lord's.

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Alastair Cook showed a sense of renewal as England batsmen collapsed

Alastair Cook showed a sense of renewal as England batsmen collapsed all around their former captain<p><b>Alastair Cook hit 70 as England were bowled out</b> …

Sport (UK)

Cricket: England win toss, bat first against Pakistan

LONDON (Reuters) - England captain Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat in the first test against Pakistan in overcast conditions at Lord’s on Thursday.<p>“It probably looks on the surface like bowling conditions but it’s very dry underneath, and it looks like it’s already starting to crack and it …

Jos Buttler

England out to prove a point

A toothless bowling attack, brittle opening batting partnership and callow spin options leave England with much to prove in seven home Tests against …

Jos Buttler

Allan Border calls Alastair Cook’s feat of playing 153 consecutive Tests “amazing”

Alastair Cook © Getty ImagesAustralia great Allan Border praised the “amazing” Alastair Cook as the England batsman equalled his record of 153 …


Alastair Cook needs runs against Pakistan in order to keep his place among England's elite

It's crunch time for Alastair Cook... he needs runs against Pakistan in order to keep his place among England's elite<p><b>Alastair Cook will make his</b> …

Sport (UK)

Cricket: Root returns to number three to shoulder more responsibility

LONDON (Reuters) - Joe Root believes a year in the captaincy has given him the experience he needs to move up the England batting order to the pivotal number three position for the two-test series against Pakistan beginning on Thursday.<p>Cricket - New Zealand vs England - Second Test - Hagley Oval, …

New Zealand

England recalls Buttler

England recalled batsman Jos Buttler in a 12-man squad announced on Tuesday for the first cricket Test against Pakistan at Lord’s on May 24.<p>In the …


Alastair Cook: Ex-England captain should bat at three or not play - Nick Compton

<b>Ex-England captain Alastair Cook should bat at number three in the Test side or not play, according to former team-mate Nick Compton.</b><p>Opening batsman Cook, 33, is the country's leading run-scorer, making 12,028 runs in his 154 Test matches.<p>But he has struggled for form over the past year, compiling …

Sports (India)

Joe Root, Alastair Cook fall for ducks in Essex vs Yorkshire County Championship tie

A bewildering 22 wickets in total fell on what appeared to be a largely blameless pitch, with Yorkshire shot out for just 50 by county champions …


Former England captains David Gower and Alastair Cook have concerns over 100-ball cricket

PLANS to launch a brand new 100 balls per side English county competition were thrown into doubt on Wednesday by the England and Wales Cricket …


Alastair Cook raises questions of Aussie ball tampering in Ashes series, with Perth under spotlight

ALASTAIR Cook admits England were “curious” of Australia possibly ball-tampering in the recent Ashes series.<p>Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron …

Sport (Australia)

Cricket: Long-serving Cook still hungry to impress for England

(Reuters) - Opener Alastair Cook has the desire to keep playing for England but is aware that he must continue scoring runs to hold on to his spot, the former captain has said.<p>Cricket - England Nets - Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand - March 29, 2018 - England's Alastair Cook warms up before …

New Zealand

England entitled to drop me if I don't score runs - Cook

England's leading Test runscorer Alastair Cook wants to carry on playing for his country, but admits the selectors are "entitled" to drop him if he does not continue to score runs.<p>Cook has played 154 Tests, scored 12,028 runs, made 32 centuries - all England records - while he captained the side in …

Sports (India)

Alastair Cook vows to rediscover his best form for England after frustrating winter

Alastair Cook has vowed to plough on and answer his critics by rediscovering his best form for England after a miserable and inconsistent winter.<p>His …

Sport (UK)

Alastair Cook has ‘point to prove’ ahead of Pakistan and India series

Alastair Cook admits he has a ‘point to prove’ this summer after struggling during England’s series defeats in Australia and New Zealand.<p>England’s …

English Cricket

County Championship quiz: How well do you remember the 2017 season?

<b>It's been a long, cold winter. But the summer sound of leather on willow returned on Friday, with the opening round of the 2018 County Championship.</b><p>Essex became county champions only a year after winning promotion from Division Two, but how well can you remember what else happened during the rest …

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