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Former England Skipper Alastair Cook announces retirement from International Cricket

Former England Skipper Alastair Cook announces retirement from International Cricket
Written by Abhishek Lohia
Alastair Cook: Former England Skipper and opening batsman Alastair Cook will retire from international cricket after the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval. Cook, who has scored the most Test runs for England (currently 12,254) and is their most capped player and now he will finish with 161 Test appearances, has been in poor form this summer and his position was coming under scrutiny following a run of low scores against India. Although he has decided to retire from England duty, he will continue to play for Essex. Despite England securing a great series victory over India, Cook has been unable to make a knock, scoring just 109 runs in last seven innings. The 33-year-old will hang up his boots following the final Test against India which starts on Friday at The Oval.

Alastair Cook Career Records and Graph

Alastair Cook Career statistics
Event Test ODI FC LA
Matches 160 92 288 160
Runs scored 12,254 3,204 22,386 5,851
Batting average 44.88 36.40 47.12 39.80
100s/50s 32/56 5/19 62/106 12/34
Top score 294 137 294 137
Balls bowled 18 282 18
Wickets 1 7 0
Bowling average 7.00 30.14
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/6 3/13
Catches/stumpings 173/– 36/– 304/– 66/–

Previously, Former England captain and opening batsman Alastair Cook made a new world record for playing 154 Test matches against Pakistan in the second Test on Friday. Cook retreated the record of former Australian captain Allan Border, who had played 153 Test matches from his country from the year 1979 to 1994. Cook had debuted in Test cricket against India in Nagpur between March 1 and 5, 2006 and in that match, he scored the century, but after being ill, he could not play in the last Test of the series. However, after that test cook had played every Test match for England. Prior to the start of the heading test in his name, there were 12099 runs in 155 matches, including 32 centuries. When Border played his 153th Test match, he was 38 years old, while Cook is now 33 years old.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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