September 10, 2018 / 2:25 PM / 2 months ago

FACTBOX-Cricket-England batsman Alastair Cook

    Sept 10 (Reuters) - Factbox on England opening batsman
Alastair Cook who will retire from international cricket after
the fifth test against India.
    
         Matches   Inn.    Runs      HS     Avg.     100    50
 Tests   161       291     12,472    294    45.35    33     57
 ODIs    92        92      3,204     137    36.41    5      19
 T20Is   4         4       61        61     15.25    0      0
    -Inn. (Innings), HS (highest score), Avg. (average).
    
    *Born Dec. 25, 1984, in Gloucester, England.
    *The left-hander hit an unbeaten 104 on his test debut
against India at Nagpur in 2006, and made his one-day
international debut against Sri Lanka the same year.
    *Scored 766 runs in seven innings in the 2010-11 Ashes tour
to seal England's first series win in Australia for 24 years.
    *Made 294 against India in 2011, his highest test score, and
was named the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test
Cricketer of the Year.
    *Succeeded Andrew Strauss as England ODI skipper in 2011 and
as test captain in 2012.
    *Scored his 23rd century in 2012, against India, to break
the record for most test tons for England. Became the youngest
to pass 7,000 test runs and was named one of Wisden's Cricketers
of the Year.
    *Led England to the final of the 2013 Champions Trophy,
losing to India. He lost the one-day captaincy and a place in
the 2015 World Cup squad due to poor form.
    *Captained England to a 3-0 home Ashes win in 2013, but a
5-0 whitewash Down Under led to criticism of his captaincy.
    *Passed Graham Gooch's 8,900-run tally during the 2015
series against New Zealand to become England's leading run
scorer in tests.
    *Led England to a surprise 3-2 Ashes win in 2015, and was
named captain of the ICC's test team of the year.
    *Ended 2015 as the year's third-highest test run scorer with
1,364 at an average of 54.56.
    *In 2016, became the first English batsman and 12th player
from any country to score 10,000 runs in test matches.
    *Stepped down as England test captain in February, 2017
after a 4-0 series loss in India at the end of 2016.
    *Led England in 59 tests, more than any of his predecessors.
    *Is England's most prolific test batsman, with 12,472 runs
in 161 matches. Became the fifth-highest scorer in the format on
Monday, overtaking Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara (12,400).
    *Announced last week that he would retire after the fifth
test against India at The Oval. After scoring 71 in the first
innings, he signed off in style with 147 in his final knock.

 (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Ed
Osmond)
  
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