ALASTAIR COOK RUMORS

England appoints Root as test captain in place of Cook

LONDON (AP) Joe Root has been appointed England test cricket captain. The 26-year-old Root replaces Alastair Cook, who resigned last week after 4+ years and a record 59 tests in charge. Root's first assignment will be a four-test home series against South Africa starting in July. England then takes on the West Indies in a three-test series before flying to Australia for the Ashes.
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cook resigns as England cricket captain after rough 2016

LONDON (AP) Alastair Cook, who led England in more cricket tests than any other captain, resigned from the role on Monday saying it was the right time. Captain in 59 tests, Cook had been debating his future in the position since England's 4-0 test series defeat in India at the end of last year. Batsman Joe Root, long touted as a future captain, is the favorite to replace the...
Via Associated Press
February 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Cook says 'looking good' for Anderson to play 2nd test

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) England captain Alastair Cook says it is ''looking good'' for pace bowler James Anderson to play in the second test against South Africa. England's leading wicket-taker missed the big test win in Durban with a right calf strain, but appears ready to return to give the tourists another boost in the Cape Town game starting Saturday. Cook says that Anderson...
Via Associated Press
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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