Alastair Cook has joined an elite group of players who have played 150 test matches in cricket.So far, there are 7 legendary players who have played more than 150 test matches in cricket. Sachin Tendulkar is the only player to play 200 Test matches in cricket. He is the player with most number of test matches in cricket.
The left-handed English Opener, who will celebrate his 33rd birthday next week (December 25th), is playing his 150th test match at Perth against Australia in the 3rd test of the Ashes series. Alastair Cook is the 8th player to play in his 150th test match.
List of Players who have played 150 test matches.
- Sachin Tendulkar (IND) – 200
- Ricky Ponting (AUS) – 168
- Steve Waugh (AUS) – 168
- Jacques Kallis (SA) – 166
- Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI) – 164
- Rahul Dravid (IND) – 164
- Alan Border (AUS) – 156
- Alastair Cook (ENG) – 150*
Players who have closely missed the 150 mark in test matches are Mahela Jayawardene and Mark Boucher who have played 149 and 147 Test matches respectively.
Shane Warne has played 145 matches.
Can Cook play 200 test matches?
One can say the England Opener has passed his prime and can clearly see his struggling against the Australian pacers in the ongoing Ashes Series [Scored 69 Runs in 5 Innings so far].
Also, with Players like Mark Stoneman, James Vince and Dawid Malan exhibiting outstanding shows in the series, Alastair Cook’s cricketing journey might end sooner than we think.
Otherwise, Cook is still fit to fight back as he is just completing his 33 years now and with England always favours the longer format, he can play if he finds his form back.
Also, if he ends up playing 200 test matches, he can very well beat Sachin’s Test runs tally of 15921.
All these players who have played more than 150 test matches are Batsmen (excluding J Kallis’s allrounder skills) and they have all crossed 10000 runs mark in test cricket.
Sadly, nobody in the top 8 has scored a triple century in test matches. Funny right? Indeed!!!
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