Alastair Cook is England’s highest ever run-scorer, and has spent his entire First-Class career with Essex. He rose to prominence in 2005, when he scored a double hundred against the touring Australians. He would make his Test bow that winter, and he promptly completed a debut ton in that match, against India at Nagpur.
He has gone on to play 154 Tests to date, and has an average of 47.02, a great effort for an opening bat. The highpoint of his career was away in Australia in 2010/11, when he scored 766 runs as England won the Ashes Down Under for the first time in 24 years.
Cook, reisgned as England Captain in 2017, but was already established as England’s highest Test runscorer, having surpassed his great mentor with England and Essex, Graham Gooch, on a chilly day at Headingley against New Zealand in 2015
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