Dec 25th Down the years,Birth of Captain Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook was born today in 1984
Alastair Cook an English run machine, exploded into test cricket at 20 with a hundred towards India in 2006 and cemented his spot with back-to-back 100’s in opposition to Pakistan the same year. A elegant batsman with a simple process to batting, Alastair cook scored seven test 100s through his 23rd birthday. In the 2010-eleven Ashes he scored 766 runs in seven innings to set up England’s first win in Australia in 24 years. In 2012, when Andrew Strauss retired after England misplaced the series and the No. 1 ranking to South Africa, Alastair cook took over as test captain, and led the team to a historical series win in India, where he additionally grew to be England’s main test century-maker and the youngest player to go 7000 runs. He then added a 3-zero win over Australia within the dwelling Ashes in 2013 to his record of laurels, but England surrendered the urn later that 12 months after a forgettable a hundredth test for cook in Perth. Two months before the world Cup of 2015, Cook was once sacked as England’s ODI captain within the wake of negative batting type and outcome, but he confirmed his resilience by means of main England to a 3-2 Ashes win that summer, and then produced the longest innings in England’s test historical past, an 836-minute 263 in Abu Dhabi in October. In the 2016 summer, Alastair cook grew to be the 1st England batsman to go past 10,000-runs milestone. However later that yr, he could not repeat the achievements of 2012, main England to a 4-0 loss in India and their first test defeat towards Bangladesh.