Alastair Cook to retire from international cricket

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Former England captain and opening batsman, Alastair Cook, will retire from international cricket after the fifth and final test match against India starting at the Oval in London on Friday.

Cook, who has played in more tests, scored more runs and made more centuries than any England cricketer in History, made the announcement on Monday a day after England wrapped up the five-match series against India in Southampton.

Cook has played 160 test matches to date and scored 12254 runs with 32 centuries and 56 half centuries.

The opener, who also captained the England test team between 2012 and 2016, will continue to play County Cricket for Essex.