Joe Root

Yorkshire cricketer Joe Root has been elected England’s player of the year for 2014-15 by British Sport Journalists. Root, who has been recently appointed as England’s vice-captain in the Test side, has scored 1135 runs at an average of over 95 in the past 12 months. Adding to that, he also has scored three One-Day International (ODI) hundreds.

 

The 24-year old England batsman competed against James Anderson, Moeen Ali and Gary Ballance, and won the award for the first time. In the above image from Getty Images, photographer Tom Shaw captures the England cricketer sitting in a sofa at Lord’s. Also in the background, we see England’s jersey in all the formats – Twenty20, Test and ODIs.

 

England’s woman cricketer, Charotte Edwards was awarded with the cricketer of the year’s award for second consecutive time. The top order batswoman also received a sliver cap to mark her 200th match as captain.