England’s Test captain Alastair Cook is all set to make it to the history books of cricket by becoming the youngest cricketer to complete 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Alastair Cook will beat Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar‘s record who had become the youngest batsman to reach the landmark against Pakistan in 2005. Sachin Tendulkar reached the 10,000 mark at the age of 32. Alastair Cook, who is still 31, has a chance to get ahead of Sachin Tendulkar in the opening Test against Sri Lanka series begins on May 19.
Alastair Cook also become the first England cricketer to reach the milestone. Cook has scored 9,964 runs in 126 Tests at an average of 46.56. Alastair Cook will have his chance when Sri Lanka tours England this summer. He has amassed 9964 runs in 126 matches so far. Having made his debut way back in 2006, Cook has been one of the mainstays of the English batting line up. He has been a successful captain too for the England side. He led England to a historic series win in India in 2012 and had scored 2 centuries in the series.
Alastair Cook made his Test debut against India in 2005 and since then, has cemented his place as a successful opener in the England cricket team. He also helped England win the Ashes in Australia in 2011, and then 2013 and 2015 in England.
England Test captain 36 runs away from being the youngest to score 10,000 runs in Tests.
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