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Cook wants more from batsmen after latest India loss

last monthNews : The Newsroom

England captain Alastair Cook called on his batsmen to raise their game after a heavy defeat by India left them looking at another one-day series loss ahead of next year's World Cup. India beat England by six wickets at Trent Bridge on Saturday to go 2-0 up in a five-match series with two to play. Show More Summary

Hales eager to forge Cook partnership

Alex Hales said Friday he was looking forward to establishing a one-day international opening partnership with Alastair Cook despite all the calls for the England captain to quit limited overs cricket. Former England off-spinner Graeme...Show More Summary

Swann stands by Cook criticism

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Graeme Swann reiterated Friday his call to Alastair Cook to stand down as England's one-day captain and quit limited overs internationals completely, saying the team's current approach to the 50-over game was akin to a "two-litre diesel in a Formula One race". Show More Summary

Alastair Cook turns on 'friend' Swann

With friends like Graeme Swann, England captain Alastair Cook may feel he has no need of any enemies. England suffered a massive 133-run defeat by world champions India in the second one-day international in Cardiff on Wednesday, effectively the first of what is now a four-match series following Monday's total washout in Bristol. Show More Summary

England field against India

Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) - England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to field against India in the second one-day international at Cardiff on Wednesday.

Swann damns England's World Cup hopes

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Graeme Swann believes England â do not have a cat in hellâ s chanceâ of winning next year's World Cup unless they add more firepower to their top-order batting. Sunday saw England captain Alastair Cook suggest that the team's prospects for the tournament in Australia and New Zealand were â very goodâ. Show More Summary

New opening partner no worry for Cook

England captain Alastair Cook does not expect his role in the one-day set-up to change should he find himself opening alongside Alex Hales rather than Ian Bell during the upcoming series with world champions India. Fresh from their 3-1...Show More Summary

Cook quit thoughts no surprise to England coach

last monthNews : The Newsroom

England coach Peter Moores said Monday he understood why Alastair Cook thought of standing down as captain before leading the team to Test series glory against India. England's 3-1 win in a five-match series was completed in dominant style with a crushing innings and 244-run win over India inside three days at The Oval on Sunday. Show More Summary

Dark days disappear for transformed England

Drenched in champagne and surrounded by jubilant teammates, England captain Alastair Cook held his arms aloft and savored the feeling of winning a test series again.

Wife convinced Cook to stay on as England skipper

Alastair Cook said support from his wife, Alice, had persuaded him to stay on as England captain after leading the side to a come-from-behind Test series win over India. After last month's 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at...Show More Summary

Cook passes 50 to strengthen England's advantage

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

LONDON (AP) — England captain Alastair Cook continued his batting resurgence with an unbeaten 56, leading his side to 148-1 on Saturday to equal India's first innings score at lunch on day two of the fifth test at the Oval.

England field against India in fifth Test

London (AFP) - England captain Alastair Cook won the toss Friday and elected to field in the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval.

Cook hails 'amazing' Anderson

England captain Alastair Cook paid tribute to James Anderson as the Lancashire swing bowler closed in on a national record. Anderson needs just eight more wicket to surpass Ian Botham's England Test record of 383 in 102 Tests and could overtake the all-rounder in the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval starting on Friday. Show More Summary

Cook: Our challenge is, can we finish the job?

LONDON (AP) — Just two tests ago, six former England cricket captains were leading the call for incumbent Alastair Cook's head and doubting the durability of fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad.

Vaughan admits Cook mistake

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has admitted he was wrong to call for Alastair Cook to step down as skipper of the national side. Vaughan was one of several ex-England captains who called for Cook to stand down following England's 95-run second Test defeat by India at Lord's three weeks ago. Show More Summary

Anew Anderson

When the ball reached 50-overs old in India’s first innings, James Anderson had somehow bowled more than a third of the overs in a five-man attack: 18 of the first 50. It was a wicket for clever, skillful bowlers, and Alastair Cook had to keep going back to Jimmy. It was in his 17th, with […]

In Defense of Alastair Cook

When England toured India in 2012, Alastair Cook had a stellar tour. He made 176 at Ahmedabad, 122 at Mumbai and 190 at Eden Gardens. At Nagpur, he made 14 in 121 balls and got two rough decisions. The Test ended in a draw and England won the series 2-1. Show More Summary

A Vietnamese newspaper thinks Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard quit the England cricket team [Picture]

We know times are tough for the England cricket team right now, but Alastair Cook’s men will clearly be devastated by the news that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has decided to retire from the team. A picture has been posted on social media sites of the backpage of a Vietnamese newspaper on Wednesday. The paper was […]

england’s new errors

Alastair Cook did a slow depressing jog from the ground. His team had taken the final Sri Lanka wicket of the series. England were scattered across the ground in various positions. All looking exhausted and frustrated. They slowly left the ground to a small applause. An automatic applause, like saying sorry to someone who has […]

Plunkett: not the orgasm Cook thought he was getting

Alastair Cook spent most of the time in the second Ashes watching Michael Clarke’s never ending orgasm of delight. And at the end, as you might do in a rom-com set in Katz’s Deli, he asked for what Clarke was having. He wanted a Mitchell Johnson. Sport teams have quite a clear history in being […]

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