Alastair Cook on his way to break another Test record

News Agencies | First published: 19 October 2016, 15:20 IST
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England skipper Alastair Cook, who will make his 134th Test appearance in Chittagong against Bangladesh on 20 October, will reach yet another landmark in his illustrious career.

Four years ago, Cook made the record for the most number of Test centuries by an England batsman. Earlier this year, he became the first Englishman to score 10,000 runs in the longest format of the game and now, he is set to overtake Alec Stewart as his country's most-capped Test cricketer.

After travelling 16,000 miles on a round-trip home to attend the birth of his second child, the left-hander is all set to lead the team in the first of seven successive Tests on the sub-continent between now and Christmas.

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After the two-match Test series against minnows Bangladesh, England would face India, the current number one in the Test format, for a five-match series starting 9 November.

The 31-year-old left-hander averaged 69 in the 21 Tests he has played away from home against Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.

Having scored 10,599 runs and 29 Test centuries, the most impressive part about Cook's illustrious career is the fact he has managed to play 131 of his 133 Tests to date consecutively.