Congratulations to England’s captain Alastair Cook who has become only the 12th batsman ever to reach 10,000 Test runs; the first player to do so for England. Cook’s highest score came here at Edgbaston in 2011 when he scored 294 against India and led England to the top of the ICC World Test Rankings.
[quote cite=”Alastair Cook, Captain of England”]I have managed to score consistent runs for England over 10 years and that gives me more pride than being compared to anyone else.[/quote]
Alastair Cook’s Stats
- Cook is 5 runs away from becoming only the second man to record 5,000 Test runs in England and Wales (Gooch, 5,917).
- Cook (13,307) needs 25 runs to leapfrog Ian Bell (13,331) into second spot for most runs for England in all formats.
- The England skipper is two centuries away from 30 in Tests; only 12 men have ever managed to record that many.
- Cook is now England’s all-time highest run-scorer as Test captain who leapfrogged Atherton (3815); he’s currently 171 shy from becoming only the eighth man ever to reach 4,000 as a Test skipper.
- 2,252 of Cook’s Test runs have come in Asia, his average of 60.9 is his best on any continent and of the 51 players to score 2,000+ runs in Asia only Kumar Sangakkara has a better average (61.5).
- Cook scored more Test runs in 2015 than in any other calendar year in his career (1,364), averaging 54.6 in the process.
- Cook has scored at least two centuries against all the teams he has faced at Test level, with India and West Indies his favourite opponents in this regard (5).
- He has also scored a century in every country he has played test cricket in with 12 of his 28 tons coming on home soil.
Cook to lead England at Edgbaston
You can see Alastair Cook in action at Edgbaston this August when England take on Pakistan in an Investec Test Match. Tickets are on sale and are priced from £31 for adults and just £6 for Under 16’s and can be purchased by clicking here or calling 0844 847 1902.