England captain Alastair Cook has one of Sachin Tendulkar's coveted records in his sights.

If Cook manages to score the 36 runs he needs to reach 10,000 Test runs during his team's upcoming series against Sri Lanka, he would have displaced Tendulkar as the youngest to the landmark.

In 2005, Tendulkar reached his 10,000th Test run against Pakistan at the age of 31 years and 10 months. If Cook manages to reach the milestone during the upcoming series he would have done it in some five months lesser than the maestro.

The England captain has been in sensational form for his county Essex, with scores of 88, 105, 35*, 1, 127* and 65 in the season. Cook is seeking to become the first Englishman and 12th batsman overall to reach 10,000 runs in Tests.