New Zealand-England: Alastair Cook ‘second behind Bradman’

Alastair Cook is a “genius batsman” who is second only to Australian legend Don Bradman, says New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.

England captain Cook, 28, scored his 24th Test century in the first Test against New Zealand in Dunedin.

“Where he is at in his career at the moment, he is as good as anyone who has ever played the game, barring Bradman,” said McCullum.

“He’s obviously a genius batsman, his record is testament to that.”

Australia batsman Bradman hit 29 centuries in only 80 Test innings during a 20-year career between 1928 and 1948, at an unparalleled average of 99.94. Read more
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