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Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook – The consistent player from England

England batsman Alastair Cook’s 12-year Test career has come to an end. He finished, not only as England’s highest run-getter but also as the fifth-highest run-scorer in the format. The 33-year-old who has called time off his career after playing 161 Tests, has so far scored 12,472 runs at an average of 45.35 with 33 hundreds and 57 half centuries.

Nothing describes Cook’s ability to score runs better than his high scores in Test cricket. He has more Test centuries than any other English batsman to have ever played the game. More than the number of centuries, what’s more impressive is his hunger for big runs even after scoring a hundred. England’s batting coach – Graham Gooch – insisted on his batsmen to score many hundreds and not just be content with a few centuries. Cook is the player who learnt those lessons to perfection and has 7 scores of 150 including 2 double centuries. While his highest score of 294 against India at Birmingha…

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