Joe Root scoops hat-trick at England’s annual awards

Johannesburg: England prolific batsman Joe Root has been rewarded for his fantastic international year as he earned England’s Test, limited overs and supporters’ player of the year award at the country’s annual ceremony on Monday.

The 25-year-old smashed two centuries during his side’s victorious Ashes campaign last year. He also struck four ODI tons and was England’s top scorer in the recently-concluded World T20 in India.

Root clinched the Test award after beating team-mates Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes while he surpassed Jos Buttler and David Willey in the Limited Overs category,Sport24 reported.

Commenting on the winners, England and Wales Cricket Board ( ECB) CEO Tom Harrison insisted that each of the players honoured with the award has made a significant contribution in team’s performance during the year, Sport24 reported.

Meanwhile, Somerset’s Anya Shrubsole, who was also named in the World T20 team of the tournament, has bagged Women’s Player of the Year.(ANI)