Alastair Cook played most number of consecutive test matches in world cricket.
Widely regarded as one of the most prolific batsmen in modern day cricket, former England Test and ODI skipper, Alastair Cook, who was officially knighted by the Queen last year, holds the incredible record of having played 159 of his 161 career Test matches without missing a single one between 11 May, 2006 and 7 Sep, 2018.
About Alastair Cook (from Wikipedia Page)
Sir Alastair Nathan Cook is an English cricketer who plays for Essex County Cricket Club, and formerly for England in all international formats.
A former captain of the England Test and One-Day International (ODI) teams, he holds a number of English and international records.
He is one of the most prolific batsmen of the modern era and the fifth highest Test run scorer of all time.
Cook is England’s second most-capped Test player and has captained the team in an English record 59 Tests, as well as 69 ODIs.
He is the leading run-scorer in Test matches for England, and the youngest player to complete 12,000 Test runs (the sixth overall, and the only Englishman).
Cook has scored a record 33 Test centuries for England and is the first England player to take part in 50 Test victories.
A left-handed opening batsman (the highest scoring left-hander in Tests), he normally fields at first slip.
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