Alastair Cook

We proved to everyone else we can play: Cook

We proved to everyone else we can play: Cook

London [UK], Nov. 14 : England captain Alastair Cook has insisted that his team's performance in the drawn first Test of the five-match series against India was a "proof" that they can compete against the No. 1 ranked team this season.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on a defiant 49 in a tense final session to deny England victory in the opening Test played at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot on Sunday.

"We got ourselves in a position to force a win and did not quite get over the line but it was a good Test match and everyone can be proud of how they played.We proved to everyone else we can play," Cook was quoted as saying by the Guardian.

India vs England 2016: Action starts at Rajkot from today

India vs England 2016: Action starts at Rajkot from today

Rajkot [India], Nov. 9 : Brimming with confidence after a 3-0 clean sweep against New Zealand, India would look on take revenge from England for the last three series defeats it faced against the same opposition when the two teams face each other in the opening match of the five Tests series starting from today at Rajkot, which is a debutant as the Test venue.

After their triumphs over West Indies and New Zealand the morale of Team India, which is also ranked World No.1 now, is high.

On the other hand, the current No. 4 ranked England are coming from a recent Test defeat at the hands of Bangladesh. It would be a big task for Alastair Cook to re-instate the confidence in his team when they would take on the No.1 Test side, that too in their den.

Cook vows to remain England's one-day captain despite fourth successive ODI series loss

Alastair CookLondon, Dec 14 : Despite losing a fourth successive ODI series, Alastair Cook has vowed to remain England's one-day captain.

Cook managed to score only a single run on Tuesday as England lost to Sri Lanka by 90 runs to trail 4-2 in the seven-match series with one ODI remaining. Cook admitted that he still expects to be captain when England travel down under next month, first of all for a tri-series against Australia and India .

Cook claimed that it's tough at the moment, adding that he is a better player than he is showing at the moment, and added that he has just got to keep going, The BBC reported.

Cook faces ban if England found guilty of slow over-rate in third ODI against Lanka

Cook faces banLondon, Dec 04 : England captain Alastair Cook is facing a ban if his team is found guilty of a slow over-rate following their third ODI in Sri Lanka, which they won by five wickets.

England beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in Hambantota, but the hosts' 35 overs went more than 20 minutes over time and now Cook faces a suspension if found guilty of a slow over-rate .

Cook, who was fined for a similar offence after a one-day game against India in August, and told that he would be banned for any repeat within 12 months, admitted that England probably were a little bit slow, The BBC reported.

Cook insists England has moved on from controversy over KP's autobiography

Alastair CookJohannesburg, Nov 15 : England cricket captain Alastair Cook has insisted that the controversy over sacked batsman Kevin Pietersen's autobiography had been well and truly in the past for his side ahead of their ODI series in Sri Lanka.

England fly out on Sunday for a seven-match series designed as part of their preparations for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. They do so with the uproar caused by Pietersen's book having just about died down since it was launched in a blaze of publicity last month.

Vaughan adamant Cook must quit ODI captaincy for England to win WC

Michael VaughanJohannesburg, Sep 04 - Former England skipper Michael Vaughan once again called for the sacking of current captain Alastair Cook, saying that he must be removed from the nation's ODI captaincy if they are to have any chance of winning the next year's World Cup.

England's humiliating nine-wicket ODI defeat by India at Edgbaston on Tuesday, a result that saw the world champions take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in a five-match series and win with nearly 20 overs to spare, was the final straw for Vaughan.

Veteran cricketers slams England's ODI approach as 'old fashioned'

Alastair-CookLondon, Sep 3 : England served up one of their worst ever one day performances, facing a nine-wicket defeat against India.

As captain, Alastair Cook is the lightning rod for the abject failure that is going on around him and after overseeing an utter shambles of a performance at Edgbaston, his position is even weaker.

However England's loss to India to complete a series defeat was so bad that it is no longer a question of personnel that needs changing - it is a complete overhaul of their attitude and approach, the Mirror reported.

Cook faces one match ban after England fined for slow over-rate in ODI against India

Alastair-CookLondon, Aug 28 : England captain Alastair Cook is reportedly on the brink of a one-match ban after his side was fined for a slow over-rate in the ODI against India in Cardiff.

Cook had been fined 20 percent of his match fee with the other England players fined 10 percent of their match fees. The skipper would face a ban if England repeats the offence in ODI cricket during the next 12 months, The BBC reported.

India beat England by 133 runs in the second one-dayer at Cardiff and lead the five-match series 1-0 after the first ODI at Bristol was abandoned without any play because of rain.

Did not expect that we will win so emphatically: Cook

England skipper Alastair CookLondon - England skipper Alastair Cook expressed his surprise in the manner his side were able to overturn the Lord`s result and then win three consecutive Tests to steamroll India en route their 3-1 series win.

India lost the fifth and final Test at the Oval by an innings and 244 runs, succumbing in less than three days.

"I remember saying, when we were 1-0 down, that I still thought we were going to win the series. I had a lot of confidence in the talent and amount of skill we had in the dressing-room. I didn`t think we`d win quite so emphatically, as we have done," said Cook after the match.

Alastair Cook delighted to return among runs

Alastair CookSouthampton: England captain Alastair Cook was a relieved man after finally striking form to end a prolonged lean run even though he was disappointed not to get a hundred on the opening day of the third Test against India here.

Cook missed out on his 26th Test century by just five runs but the English skipper said even though it was frustrating he was delighted to get out of poor form.

Cook marked his return to form with a dogged 95 while youngster Gary Ballance (104 not out) hit his second successive century as England reached a comfortable 247 for two against India on the opening day.

Cook will never improve as a player, says Ponting

Ricky-PontingKarachi, July 22 : Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has written the England cricket team Captain off by stating that Alastair Cook will never improve as a player for the rest of his career.

According to the Dawn, the backlash comes at a time when the England skipper is already under fire from all sides for his poor form and performance. The loss suffered by England at the hands of India at Lord's on Monday made it the 10th successive test match that the team has lost in the recent times. England cricket team's ten losses are being dubbed as their worst stint in the format in the last 21 years.

Cook rubbishes India's claim against Anderson, calls it 'a tactic'

England Captain Alastair CookLondon, July 17 - England Captain Alastair Cook has rubbished India's claim that James Anderson had pushed and abused Ravindra Jadeja and called it a tactic to disconcert Anderson.

Anderson was accused of misbehavior after the incident during the drawn first Test.

Cook also remarked that they could not let India's tactic be any distraction for their team.

Jadeja was also charged under the International Cricket Council's (ICC) code of conduct.

The England and Wales Cricket Board had sent a level two counter-accusation against Jadeja to the ICC.

Criticism on Alastair Cook motivates teammates to do better

Alastair-CookLondon, June 30 : The criticism on England captain Alastair Cook is bringing his team mates together to produce a winning performance against India.

England bosses are now convinced that the squad is behind Cook and are determined to give their hundred percent against India to help the captain come out of the strong criticism.

There are plenty around the team who were left stunned at the level of the attack launched by Shane Warne and Kevin Pietersen.

Meanwhile, teammates are supporting the captain and showing faith in him.

Cook to sit out of West Indies tour, Broad to captain England side

Alastair-CookLondon, Jan 27 : Following a disastrous loss in the final one-day international against Australia, skipper Alastair Cook will sit out of England's limited-overs tour of West Indies as the team prepare for the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh in March.

Cook, who does not play the T20 format for England, will not be part of the squad to the Caribbean during which the visitors will play three ODIs and three T20 matches, starting February 28.

Cook denied captaining the side during the West Indies tour, and said the next six weeks would be great for them to start building the team.

Captaincy saved underperformer Cook from axe

Alastair-CookMelbourne, Jan 16 : Alastair Cook, who has scored just 246 runs in 10 innings during the Ashes, and was dismissed for four as England were beaten by Australia in the first of five one-day internationals, has been able to retain his place in the squad just because of captaincy, coach Ashley Giles put the entire England team on notice.

Pacer Finn was sent home from England's tour of Australia on Wednesday.

Explaining the decision to send 24-year-old Finn home, England one-day coach Ashley Giles said the player was not selectable at the moment and leaving was for his own good.

Flower backs 'under-pressure' Cook to remain as England captain despite 4-0 Ashes loss

Andy-Flower-Alastair-CookLondon, Dec 31 : England coach Andy Flower has backed under-pressure Alastair Cook to remain as the captain of the beleaguered side, which has lost the Ashes 4-0 following the Boxing Day Test defeat.

Cook's position was called into question for the first time following the devastating eight-wicket loss in Melbourne.

Cook says England prepared for third Ashes Test

Alastair-CookPerth, Dec 12 : England captain Alastair Cook said Thursday his team is keen to do well in the third Ashes cricket test against Australia here starting Friday.

England lost the first two Test matches in Brisbane and Adelaide and trail 0-2 in the five-match series, reports Xinhua.

Cook said his squad had worked hard for the coming Test matches and thought that the team was prepared.

"Our confidence has obviously had a hit from the first two Test matches," Cook told local media Thursday.

"But as a squad we've made a conscious effort to look forward rather than back."

Cook calls on England to 'look into inner souls' to stop Ashes 'slide'

Alastair-CookLondon, Dec 9 : England captain Alastair Cook has called on his team to look into their inner souls to stop the Ashes slide, according to reports.

According to the Daily Star, Cook pointed out that England needs to look hard into themselves, deep into the inner soul and drag the performance required.

He added that a 2-0 lead is not insurmountable and it is a bit like football because if they get the next goal, it can be vital.

England lost their last four wickets quickly on a dank final morning, despite a return to form for Matt Prior (69), the report said.

Cook suggests Bresnan might be fit for Ashes opener in Brisbane

Alastair CookLondon, Oct 27  : England captain Alastair Cook has hinted that all-rounder Tim Bresnan might be fit for the first Ashes Test against Australia, which starts on 21 November.

According to the BBC, Bresnan has not played since the Durham Test at the start of August with a stress fracture in his lower back.

Cook said that Bresnan would obviously have to have some bowling in matches before he goes into a Test match if possible.

'Millionaires' Cook and Co. get new central contracts ahead of winter Ashes

Alastair CookLondon, Oct 23 : England captain Alastair Cook has reportedly signed a 12-month central contract worth almost a million pounds, along with a team of eleven core players, including star batsman Kevin Pietersen , who will head to Australia on Wednesday to prepare for the first leg of their winter Ashes tour.

Experienced players on the top band of the Lord's pay scale who play Tests, one-day internationals and Twenty20 will be nudging one million pounds-a-year under the incremental agreement which will run until October 2019, finally giving them wage parity with their Australian counterparts.

Check out More news from Recruitment News :: Admissions :: Exam Results :: Telecom Sector :: Pharmaceutical Sector :: Auto Sector :: Infrastructure :: Real Estate

Syndicate content