As Alastair Cook recently reached the 10 K feat in tests during the second test of the ongoing Investec Series v Sri Lanka, he is now not only the England’s leading run scorer in tests but also the first Englishman to reach the 10000 runs milestone. Here, we take a look at the top 5 run-getters for England in tests.
1) Alastair N Cook (10,042*)
Ten thousand and still going strong. The England captain leads the pack, as he just crossed the ten thousand mark on the second test of the ongoing Investec Series against Sri Lanka. He becomes the youngest batsman to reach the milestone and breaks Tendulkar’s 11-year old record. He features at the twelfth spot in the all time test run-getters. Making the test debut back in 2006, Cook has never looked back and has hardly had a rough patch. Test cap “630” has scored 28 test centuries till date, with three double centuries and a top score of 294 to go with it. He has scored over 2000 runs against arch rivals Australia. He, surprisingly, has a better test average away (49.31) than home (43.43).
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