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Sir Alastair Cook Officially Receives Knighthood

Cricketnext Staff |February 26, 2019, 10:35 PM IST
Sir Alastair Cook Officially Receives Knighthood

Sir Alastair Cook officially received his knighthood from the Queen of England during a ceremony at the Buckingham Palace on Tuesday (February 26).

The former England captain Cook had been conferred the title during the New Year's honours and became the first English cricketer since the legendary Ian Botham to receive a knighthood for his services to the sport.

Cook, who’s career spanned over a period of 12 years, played his last Test against India at The Oval in 2018. He signed off in style with a ton in his final innings.

Among the several records he broke during his career, the southpaw finished as England’s all-time leading Test run-scorer (12,472). He also scored the most centuries for England (33), played the most Tests (161), took the most catches (175) and won the most Tests as England captain (59).

“Everyone associated with the Club is very proud of Alastair,” Chief Executive at Essex Cricket Derek Bowden was quoted in essexcricket.org.uk.

“He’s achieved so much within the game, and as well as being a fantastic cricketer and an elite professional, he’s been a great role model for so many people.

“His knighthood is a testament to his commitment to the game and his character both on and off the field.”

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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