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Alastair Cook fears burnout for England's top players

SkySports - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Alastair Cook says England's best players must be protected from burnout as they continue to play all formats of the game.
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Alastair Cook backs Eoin Morgan to lead England to victory at T20 World Cup in India

International Business Times UK - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Alastair Cook has backed England to win the T20 World Cup in India. England's Test captain is confident the current team can repeat the success of 2010, when they won the tournament in the Caribbean.
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A Time and a Place - Brendon McCullum's 100th test - ‎15 hours ago‎
Three other illustrious captains had, too: Mark Taylor, Allan Border and Alastair Cook. Cricket and fairytales don't always collide, but for McCullum one more potentially awaits, in Christchurch on Saturday for his 101st and final test.

The Basil D'Olivera Trophy

Lord's - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
The Basil D'Oliveira Trophy can now be viewed by visitors to the Lord's Tour after it was loaned to the MCC Museum. The trophy is the prize played for by England and South Africa in Test cricket, and was won by Alastair Cook's men this winter.

Cook warns 'red cards' will suck lifeblood out of game

The Times (subscription) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Alastair Cook has appealed to cricket's authorities not to let political correctness strangle the life out of players fearful of breaking increasingly draconian rules.

Joe Root has strength fused with tranquility

The Cricket Paper - ‎16 hours ago‎
Although the punch-up with David Warner in a Birmingham bar (Root was exonerated) accorded him his moment of infamy, he appears to be nailed on as England's next Test captain after Andrew Strauss made him Alastair Cook's deputy last year. One of the ...

Jack Burnham's brilliant World Cup ends on downer - but Durham batsman set to be top scorer

ChronicleLive - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
The previous record was held by Alastair Cook, who scored 383 in one more innings. The last player to score three centuries in an Under-19s World Cup was India's Shikhar Dhawan - also in 2004.
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Sir Viv's high praise for Stokes, England - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
England's strong performances since Bayliss took over have come despite them being unable to find a permanent opening partner for Alastair Cook, while the No.3 position has also changed hands several times. Alex Hales and Nick Compton were used as ...
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South Africa vs England: Stuart Broad looks to hit ground running after being parachuted in

Evening Standard - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Meanwhile, England Test captain Alastair Cook has urged caution at the introduction of sin bins in cricket. The MCC is set to launch a trial with club, university and schools cricket in 2017 to try to eradicate sledging and violent behaviour.
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Burnham joins elite company with third ton - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Burnham is comfortably the leading runscorer in the tournament with 418 at an average of more than 100, a tally that is thought to be a new record for England at an ICC Under-19 World Cup - beating the 383 made by Alastair Cook in seven innings when ...

Cook comfortable after putting aside captaincy doubts

AOL UK - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Alastair Cook says he finally feels comfortable as England's Test captain, after considering his future in the role during 2015.
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With great power comes great responsibility

The Hindu - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
A team was far more likely to review a very marginal decision against, say, Alastair Cook or Kevin Pietersen, than they might against a tailender.

What's cricket without sledging

The Indian Express - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
England Test skipper Alastair Cook is least pleased with this regressive measure of cricket's law-making body. MCC'S CONTENTION.

Daniel Morgan murder: Unsolved 1987 crime puts the Met Police in the dock

The Independent - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Across the decades, it is Morgan's brother Alastair who has led the fight for justice, a campaign that is about to branch out into a whole new direction - a podcast about the case that he hopes will refocus attention on it and grip the imagination in ...
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Familiar pickle for Black Caps as big second innings needed to quell Australia - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
The crowd had only just taken their seats from a standing ovation as McCullum joined Stephen Fleming, Allan Border, Mark Taylor and Alastair Cook as those to score ducks in their 100th test. It became a procession. When debutant Henry Nicholls (8 ...
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Alex Hales hoping to nail down place as test opener

Daily Star - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Hales is Test captain Alastair Cook's eighth opening partner since the retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012 and is hoping he will be given the first series of the summer against Sri Lanka to prove he can cut it.
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Australia seize control of first cricket test as Black Caps curse their luck - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The crowd had only just taken their seats from a standing ovation as McCullum joined Stephen Fleming, Allan Border, Mark Taylor and Alastair Cook as those to score ducks in their 100th test. It became a procession. When debutant Henry Nicholls (8 ...
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England's World Twenty20 challenge would have been stronger with Pietersen - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Morgan, hospital-passed the ODI captaincy at the last minute when Alastair Cook's shortcomings became too acute to ignore, has bedded into his role with aplomb and has around him a fast-tempo team of young thrusters who should be a decent bet for a ...

Weekend Roundup: Mutiny Against the Status Quo

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
At this stage in the American election season it is far from clear, despite early wins and losses, who the presidential nominees will be.
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Yorkshire's Adam Lyth aims to earn England recall

BT Sport - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Adam Lyth readily accepts he must first prove himself with Yorkshire if he is to be given another opportunity of becoming the long-term partner to Alastair Cook at the top of England's batting order.