Root returns to prime of Check batting rankings


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England’s Joe Root has returned to the highest of the lads’s batting Check rankings after his fourth century of 2022.

Root, 31, has overtaken Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne following his spectacular 176 in England’s victory over New Zealand within the second Check.

It adopted 115 not out within the first Check and scores of 109 and 153 within the first and second Exams of the tour of West Indies earlier this yr.

The Yorkshireman now leads Labuschange by 5 factors within the rankings.

He first grew to become the primary Check batsman in 2015 and was final on the prime in December 2021, earlier than being leapfrogged by Labuschagne as Australia cruised previous England within the Ashes.

Root grew to become the second England batsman to attain 10,000 Check runs after scoring a wonderful century on day 4 of the primary Check towards New Zealand at Lord’s.

He’s solely the 14th participant in world cricket to have achieved the feat, with former captain Sir Alastair Cook dinner the one different England participant to take action.

Aged 31 years and 157 days, Root reached 10,000 runs at precisely the identical age as Cook dinner – making the pair the joint-youngest gamers to achieve the spectacular milestone.

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