Current Batting Records (Test series in India) 12472 - Alastair Cook 8900 - Graham Gooch 8617 - Joe Root 8463 - Alec Stewart 8231 - David Gower 8181 - Kevin Pietersen 8114 - Geoffrey Boycott 7728 - Michael Atherton 7727 - Ian Bell 7624 - Colin Cowdrey 7249 - Wally Hammond 7037 - Andrew Strauss 6971 - Len Hutton 6806 - Ken Barrington 6744 - Graham Thorpe 5825 - Marcus Trescothick 5807 - Denis Compton 5764 - Nasser Hussain 5719 - Michael Vaughan 5410 - Jack Hobbs Joe Root is 23rd in the all-time list. He is 8 behind Matthew Hayden and 26 adrift of Michael Clarke Ben Stokes has 4631, Jonny Bairstow 4197, Stuart Broad 3355, Jos Butler 2728, Moeen Ali 2831 and Olly Pope 798

Current Bowling Records (after Test series in India) 614 - Jimmy Anderson 517 - Stuart Broad 389 - Sir Ian Botham 325 - Bob Willis 307 - Fred Truman 297 - Derek Underwood 255 - Graeme Swann 252 - Brian Statham 248 - Matthew Hoggard 236 - Sir Alec Bedser 234 - Andrew Caddick 229 - Darren Gough 226 - Steve Harmison 226 - Andrew Flintoff 202 - John Snow 193 - Jim Laker Jimmy Anderson is 4th in the all-time list and is 5 behind Anil Kumble. Stuart Broad remains 7th - he is 2 behind Courtney Walsh Moeen Ali has 189 wickets and Ben Stokes 163

Jimmy Anderson's 162nd Test match at Edgbaston takes him past Alastair Cook to become England's most capped player. He is 7th overall behind Sachin Tendulkar (200), Steve Waugh (168), Ricky Ponting (168), Jacques Kallis (166), Shiv Chanderpaul (164) and Rahul Dravid (164) Stuart Broad has made 148 appearances and Joe Root 105

Current Batting Records (after Test series with New Zealand) 12472 - Alastair Cook 8900 - Graham Gooch 8714 - Joe Root 8463 - Alec Stewart 8231 - David Gower 8181 - Kevin Pietersen 8114 - Geoffrey Boycott 7728 - Michael Atherton 7727 - Ian Bell 7624 - Colin Cowdrey 7249 - Wally Hammond 7037 - Andrew Strauss 6971 - Len Hutton 6806 - Ken Barrington 6744 - Graham Thorpe 5825 - Marcus Trescothick 5807 - Denis Compton 5764 - Nasser Hussain 5719 - Michael Vaughan 5410 - Jack Hobbs Joe Root is 21st in the all-time list. He is 51 behind AB DeVilliers

Current Bowling Records (after Test series with New Zealand) 617 - Jimmy Anderson 523 - Stuart Broad 389 - Sir Ian Botham 325 - Bob Willis 307 - Fred Truman 297 - Derek Underwood 255 - Graeme Swann 252 - Brian Statham 248 - Matthew Hoggard 236 - Sir Alec Bedser 234 - Andrew Caddick 229 - Darren Gough 226 - Steve Harmison 226 - Andrew Flintoff 202 - John Snow 193 - Jim Laker Jimmy Anderson is 4th in the all-time list and is 2 behind Anil Kumble. Stuart Broad went past Coutney Walsh into 6th - he is 40 behind Glen McGrath

We are blessed with 4 amazing batters at the moment: 8714 - Joe Root - 20 hundreds in 105 matches 7547 - Virat Kohli - 27 hundreds in 92 matches 7540 - Steve Smith - 27 hundreds in 77 matches 7230 - Kane Williamson - 24 hundreds in 85 matches

Current Batting Records (after 1st Test at Trent Bridge) 12472 - Alastair Cook 8900 - Graham Gooch 8887 - Joe Root 8463 - Alec Stewart 8231 - David Gower 8181 - Kevin Pietersen 8114 - Geoffrey Boycott 7728 - Michael Atherton 7727 - Ian Bell 7624 - Colin Cowdrey 7249 - Wally Hammond 7037 - Andrew Strauss 6971 - Len Hutton 6806 - Ken Barrington 6744 - Graham Thorpe 5825 - Marcus Trescothick 5807 - Denis Compton 5764 - Nasser Hussain 5719 - Michael Vaughan 5410 - Jack Hobbs Joe Root is 17th in the all-time list. He is 103 behind Graham Gooch - having overtaken AB DeVilliers, VVS Laxman, Inzaman-ul-Haq and Javid Miandad

Current Bowling Records (after 1st Test at Trent Bridge) 621 - Jimmy Anderson 524 - Stuart Broad 389 - Sir Ian Botham 325 - Bob Willis 307 - Fred Truman 297 - Derek Underwood 255 - Graeme Swann 252 - Brian Statham 248 - Matthew Hoggard 236 - Sir Alec Bedser 234 - Andrew Caddick 229 - Darren Gough 226 - Steve Harmison 226 - Andrew Flintoff 202 - John Snow 193 - Jim Laker Jimmy Anderson is now 3rd in the all-time list having gone past Anil Kumble. He is 87 adrift of Shane Warne. Stuart Broad is 6th - he is 39 behind Glen McGrath

Current Batting Records (after 2nd Test at Lords) 12472 - Alastair Cook 9100 - Joe Root 8900 - Graham Gooch 8463 - Alec Stewart 8231 - David Gower 8181 - Kevin Pietersen 8114 - Geoffrey Boycott 7728 - Michael Atherton 7727 - Ian Bell 7624 - Colin Cowdrey 7249 - Wally Hammond 7037 - Andrew Strauss 6971 - Len Hutton 6806 - Ken Barrington 6744 - Graham Thorpe 5825 - Marcus Trescothick 5807 - Denis Compton 5764 - Nasser Hussain 5719 - Michael Vaughan 5410 - Jack Hobbs Joe Root moved to 16th in the all-time list having gone past Graham Gooch. Starting to thin out above him now with just 2 players in the 9,000's - these are the South African's Graeme Smith (9265) and Hashim Amla (9282) With still 3+ months to his 31st birthday, Root has plenty of time to add to his impressive Test stats: Tests - 107 Innings - 197 (not out 15) Runs - 9100 Average - 50.00 High Score - 254 Hundreds - 22 50's - 50 Catches - 139 Wickets - 38 at an average of 45 Best Bowling - 5-8 He also has 7,002 runs in white ball International cricket (making him the highest England run scorer across all formats)

Current Batting Records (after 3rd Test at Headingly) 12472 - Alastair Cook 9221 - Joe Root 8900 - Graham Gooch 8463 - Alec Stewart 8231 - David Gower 8181 - Kevin Pietersen 8114 - Geoffrey Boycott 7728 - Michael Atherton 7727 - Ian Bell 7624 - Colin Cowdrey 7249 - Wally Hammond 7037 - Andrew Strauss 6971 - Len Hutton 6806 - Ken Barrington 6744 - Graham Thorpe 5825 - Marcus Trescothick 5807 - Denis Compton 5764 - Nasser Hussain 5719 - Michael Vaughan 5410 - Jack Hobbs Joe Root remians16th in the all-time list - he is 44 behind Graeme Smith

Current Bowling Records (after 3rd Test at Headingley) 630 - Jimmy Anderson 524 - Stuart Broad 389 - Sir Ian Botham 325 - Bob Willis 307 - Fred Truman 297 - Derek Underwood 255 - Graeme Swann 252 - Brian Statham 248 - Matthew Hoggard 236 - Sir Alec Bedser 234 - Andrew Caddick 229 - Darren Gough 226 - Steve Harmison 226 - Andrew Flintoff 202 - John Snow 193 - Jim Laker Jimmy Anderson is the all-time list. He is 78 adrift of Shane Warne. Stuart Broad is 6th - he is 39 behind Glen McGrath

Joe Root has 1398 runs so far in 2021. The most scored in a year was the 1788 scored by Mohammad Youssef in 2006. Root has 6 tests in the rest of the year to score 391 runs

Joe Root needs another 97 runs when his innings resumes tonight to break the calendar year record. It's a big task - made harder by the fact that he will need someone to stay with him at the other end (not much hope on that front!)

No quick fixes for this - emphasis has been on white ball cricket to the detriment of red ball I would change the coach. We need one format of either the Hundred or 20-20 so that county championship games are played at the right time of year