England skipper Joe Root has been honoured by ICC. On Monday, ICC named Joe Root ICC Men’s Test Cricketer for the year 2021.
Having scored 1708 runs in 15 matches, Root was able to score 6 centuries and built a base for the team as he comfortably took the responsibility of top order. Joe’s Test year of 2021 had been successful as he became the third player in the records to have an aggregate of over 1700 runs in a calendar year of the Test format. Before Root, only Mohammad Yousuf and Sir Vivian Richards have been able to create this record.
The knocks against Sri Lanka in Galle and against India in Chennai as well as in Lords are some of the 2021’s best Root-knocks. Cricket fans have witnessed Joe Root performing consistently throughout the year as the batsman also bagged in some wickets while being a part-time spinner. Joe Root’s classical five-for in Ahmedabad helped him bag 14 wickets in total.
The batting performance has been brilliantly consistent and well critical for the team. Root scored 218 against India in Chennai and made the fans witness a master-stroke in the first Test against India. The movement of the bat and the easy swing have made the fans believe how smoothly Root stays on the pitch and scores such big tons. Irrespective of who is England playing against, Root has been consistently been up to mark as the sensational batting deserved by the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer.
While Root was named the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of 2021, Kyle Jamieson, Dimuth Karunaratne, and Ravichandran Ashwin were among the top nominees too.
⭐️ Joe Root 🆚 Kyle Jamieson 🆚 Dimuth Karunaratne 🆚 Ravichandran Ashwin ⭐️
— ICC (@ICC) January 24, 2022