Alastair Cook best placed to cross Sachin Tendulkar in Test runs
If the England and Wales Cricket Board keeps scheduling Tests at the same rate, if he keeps playing them and if he even maintains his current below-elite clip, Alastair Cook can surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s haul of 15,921 Test runs in about five years. Cook debuted five years after Tendulkar. Yet, he has played 12 more Tests and scored 554 more runs more than Tendulkar at 31 years. He leads other top run-getters by more.
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