Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Wed 22 May 2024 What Root said about Cook and Anderson after Oval triumph On Anderson going past McGrath What Jimmy has achieved and what he is capable of achieving still is astounding. For him to have taken as many wickets as he has It was an unbelievable spell: Cook on wicketless Shami Alastair Cook scored a typically hard fought half-century in the first innings but India hit back to restrict England to 198 for 7 at stumps on Day 1 England coach Bayliss backs Cook firmly despite recent struggles England coach Trevor Bayliss has given his full backing to former skipper Alastair Cook despite him struggling in the ongoing Test series against India. The southpaw is yet to cross 50 in the three Tests played so far. Relieved Cook admits he faced being dropped Veteran England batsman Alastair Cook has admitted that he could have been dropped for the final Ashes Test had he not returned to form in Melbourne Ashes 2017-18: Johnson feels Broad, Cook were not ready for challenge With England having lost the Ashes rather meekly, former Aussie pacer Mitchell Johnson has said that England’s senior players like Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad have just not been up to the mark. Ashes 2017-18: Root plays down talk of 2013-14 scars In the build up to the Ashes 2017-18 that got underway, England captain Joe Root has played down the talk of reopening the 'scars' of the 2013-14 Ashes 2017-18: Steve Waugh makes interesting observation about Alastair Cook With the Ashes 2017-18 set to begin next month former Australian captain Steve Waugh has said that experienced opener Alastair Cook is past his prime. Cook earns praise from Strauss over Test captaincy decision Alastair Cook's decision to step down as captain of the England cricket team has earned praise from the Director of Cricket, Andrew Strauss. The latter also revealed that the successor to Cook will be named within a fortnight, before the one-day team leaves for the Caribbean, Under pressure, Alastair Cook steps down as England Test captain On expected lines, Alastair Cook has quit as captain of the England Test team. The pressure was mounting on