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Alastair Cook Odds

Alastair Cook Odds

Name: Alastair Cook
Fact: Cook is also a keen musician and is able to play clarinet, piano and saxophone
Born: Gloucestershire, England
DOB: December 25 1985
Country: England
Major club teams: Essex
Nickname: Cooky, Woody
Main role: Top-order batsman
Batting style: Left-handed batsman
Bowling style: Right-hand off-break
Leading achievements: Only Englishman to score four centuries before 22nd birthday, Youngest Englishman to 1,500 runs, 2,000 runs, 3,000 runs, 4,000 runs and 5,000 runs, World record for length of time batting in five-Test series

Since making his England Test debut as baby-faced 21-year-old, Alastair Cook has grasped his opportunity with both hands and helped himself to numerous batting records.

Cook scored a century and a 50 in the two innings of his first match in India, becoming just the fifth Englishman to achieve this feat on debut.

The opening batsman toned down the fireworks in his next few England series before bursting back to life for the West Indies tour in 2009, when averaging 104.50.

Cook averaged over 100 again in Bangladesh the same year when scoring hundreds in half of his four innings, but it was late in 2010 that he really shone.

On his second Ashes trip to Australia, Cook could do no wrong, batting for over 35 hours in the five Tests.

He registered his first double hundred, scored two further centuries and his total of 766 runs throughout the series was the second highest ever by an Englishman.

Cook added another two centuries against Sri Lanka and headed into England’s 2011 home series with India as the form batsman.

However, a disappointing series saw him just about manage a half-century in the final Test.

His performances were much improved in the ten one-day internationals with India in 2011, as Cook captained the side to three victories on home soil.

Cook’s one-day batting average is far weaker than at Test level, but the fact he has averaged over 50 against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in recent times provided grounds for optimism going into the matches, and the fact he passed the half-century mark in four of the ten ODIs will give punters faith in Cook’s one-day credentials in future.

Cook is also a keen musician and is able to play clarinet, piano and saxophone

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Name: Alastair Cook
Born: Gloucestershire, England
DOB: December 25 1985
Country: England
Major club teams: Essex
Nickname: Cooky, Woody
Main role: Top-order batsman
Batting style: Left-handed batsman
Bowling style: Right-hand off-break
Leading achievements: Only Englishman to score four centuries before 22nd birthday, Youngest Englishman to 1,500 runs, 2,000 runs, 3,000 runs, 4,000 runs and 5,000 runs, World record for length of time batting in five-Test series
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