The former Australia bowler believes the visitors have enormous mental hurdles to overcome if they are to keep the Ashes series alive in Perth, even reckoning that Alastair Cook is contemplating retirement
Kevin Pietersen has described the batting of both England and Australia as "no good", and questioned Alastair Cook's desire ahead of the third Ashes Test
BRISBANE, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Alastair Cook fell cheaply but Mark Stoneman and James Vince showed impressive defiance in their Ashes debuts to steer England to 59 for one at lunch on the first day of the series-opening test in Brisbane on Thursday.
Mark Stoneman and James Vince made light of the early loss of Alastair Cook to carry their side to 59 for 1 by lunch and draw a line under the pre-Ashes hype
MELBOURNE, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson wreaked havoc when England last toured Down Under but dwelling on something that happened four years ago is meaningless, former visiting captain Alastair Cook said on Tuesday.
LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Alastair Cook was left awe-struck and just the tiniest bit miffed too at Edgbaston this year when batting against the West Indian attack alongside Joe Root, the man who had replaced him as England captain.
Alastair Cook, Joe Root and Dawid Malan also hit half-centuries on a productive day in the middle, but the quality of the bowling was a world away from what will greet England next week
Alastair Cook and Joe Root fell cheaply but there were half-centuries for four of the top six on England's first day of tour action
The Ashes Wed 20 Sep, AT 14:00 Alastair Cook: Mark Stoneman ‘ready’ to face Australia Former England captain backs Surrey batsman to be his opening partner
Sept 7 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the third and final Test between England and West Indies on Thursday in London, England West Indies won toss and decided to bat England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Joe Root (capt), Dawid...Show More Summary
Aug 27 (Reuters) - England lost opener Alastair Cook as they attempted to dig their way out of trouble on the third day of the second test at Headingley on Sunday, reaching tea on 68 for one in their second innings, still 101 runs in arrears.
Aug 25 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the second Test between England and West Indies on Friday in Leeds, England England won toss and decided to bat England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes,...Show More Summary
BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 18 (Reuters) - James Anderson struck an early blow after Alastair Cook scored a superb 243 as England dominated the second day of the first test against West Indies at Edgbaston on Friday.
BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Alastair Cook completed a fine double century as England advanced smoothly to 449 for four at lunch on the second day of the first test against West Indies at Edgbaston on Friday.
Alastair Cook and Dawid Malan sleepwalked their way to significant personal milestones on the second morning at Edgbaston, although they might as well have been batting in the nets
Alastair Cook conceded that the performance of the day had come from his sidekick and successor as captain, Joe Root
BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Joe Root and Alastair Cook played sublimely to lead England to a commanding 215 for two at tea on the opening day of their first day-night test against the West Indies at Edgbaston on Thursday...
Aug 17 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the first Test between England and West Indies on Thursday in Birmingham, England England won toss and decided to bat England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan,...Show More Summary