Thinking about a
Join Date: Nov 2008
County: Good old Sussex by the sea
The Cricket observation, discussion and statistics thread
I thought I'd start a generic cricket thread similar to Keithboy's football discussion thread, where we can discuss and observe the wonderful game.
I'll start shall I?
I was listening to TMS while sitting at Arundel on Thursday and they were discussing the fact that there is a high probability that either Cook (or possibly Strauss) will soon top the list of century makers for England.
So I did a wee bit of research on Cook. On Thursday he made his 20th century in his 81st test. He now equals Gooch's 20 centuries from 118 tests and has been quicker to get there than Kevin Pieterson who is appearing in his 87th test.
Ahead of Cook are:
Strauss 21 in his 98th test
Hammond 22 from 85
Colin Cowdrey on 22 from 114 tests
SGB on 22 from 108
Cook is more likely to finish ahead of Strauss as he is only 27 (I found out that he was born on Christmas day) and Strauss is 35.
It is good to know that we have such a dependable and reliable batsman at the top of the order for the foreseable future. I guess a question that will be asked in a year or so is - who will replace Strauss at the top of the order? I think he'll still be here for summer next year but another winter tour in 2013-2014 might be beyond him.