2 Aug 2010

Tendulkar set to become most capped Test player in history

6:11 pm on 2 August 2010

India's world batting record holder Sachin Tendulkar will become the most-capped Test player tomorrow, adding another milestone in one of cricket's most accomplished careers.

Tendulkar will overtake former Australian captain Steve Waugh when he takes the field for the third and final Test against Sri Lanka for his 169th match.

The 37-year-old has also played 442 one-day internationals, just two behind Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya's record of 444 appearances.

Tendulkar, who was 16 when he made his debut against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989, is the leading run-scorer and century-maker in both Test and one-day cricket.

He has scored 13,742 runs in 168 Tests at an average of 56.08, with 48 hundreds and 55 half-centuries.