A.N. Cook | England’s Most Capped Test Player


Alastair Cook has re-written the record book again by becoming England’s most capped Test player, surpassing Alec Stewart.

At still only 31 years old, Cook moves onto 134 Test caps for his country after leading out his side in Chittagong for the opening match against Bangladesh today. Alec Stewart held the record with 133 caps, since retiring in 2003, followed by Jimmy Anderson (119), Ian Bell (118) and Graham Gooch (118).

After making his England debut in 2006 against India where he struck his first Test century, and has since gone onto make records tumble including becoming the first Englishman to reach 10,000 Test runs.

Cook scored his highest score in 2011 in the third Test at Edgbaston of the series against India. His innings of 294 was the highest by an England batsman since Graham Gooch scored a triple century 21 years earlier. Cook hit 33 boundaries during a 773-minute stay at the crease as England beat India by an innings and 242 runs.

The Chef, as he has become known, continues to astound everyone around the world and is backed by many to continue to break any record in front of him.