Cricket World Player of the Week - Joe Root
Former England captain Joe Root not only notched up his 26th Test century and took England to victory in the first Test against New Zealand but also became the joint-youngest batter to the milestone of 10,000 runs in the history of Test cricket.
England may have overhauled their coaching staff and brought in Brendon McCullum as their new Test head coach and appointed Ben Stokes as the skipper, but the runs continue to flow from the same source, Joe Root.
The former England captain who has been in red-hot form over the last year or so produced another match-winning century to take England to a 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series against New Zealand after the team registered a 5-wicket victory at Lord's.
After getting dismissed for just 11 in the first innings, Joe Root produced runs in the second innings, when England needed them the most, finishing with an unbeaten 115 off 170 deliveries with 12 boundaries to help English chase down the target.
The Player of the Match also brought up the iconic feat of 10,000 Test runs as he struck his 26th Test century.
Root has become only the 14th batter in the history of Test cricket and the second Englishman to reach the milestone.
He has also become the joint-youngest batter to the record alongside compatriot Alastair Cook as he joins a truly elite list.
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