London: England batsman Joe Root has been named as the England’s Test and One-Day International (ODI) cricketer of the year. The star batsmen was given this honour at the England Cricket Board’s annual awards.
Root today was elected men’s player of the year by England fans for the second year running. He got the feat keeping in mind the performances comprising of couple of hundreds during a 3-2 home Ashes success, four ODI hundreds across the voting period.
His compiling 249 runs during the ICC World T20 for his team was also a brilliant performance.
Root beat off competition from fellow nominees Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes for the Test cricket award, with Jos Buttler and David Willey his rivals for the ODI award, according to ecb.co.uk.