Alastair Cook’s England career in numbers after receiving knighthood

With Alastair Cook earning a knighthood in the New Year Honours list, Sky Cricket statistician Benedict Bermange looks at his record-breaking numbers for England…

12,472 Test runs, the most for England, and the fifth-most in history

33 Test centuries, the most for England

Fifth player from any country to score a hundred in their first and last Test

90 scores of 50 or more – the most for England

161 Tests – the most for England

Played in 67 Test victories – the most for England

59 Tests as captain – the most for England

175 catches in the field – the most for England

2171 minutes – the time he batted in the 2010/11 Ashes, a record for a five-match series

159 consecutive Test appearances, the most for any team

Won the Ashes in 2009, 2010/11, 2013 and 2015 – the last two as captain

Reached No 2 in the ICC Test Batting rankings in September 2011

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