England captain Joe Root’s stunning 2021 form has seen the Yorkshireman rise to number one Test batsman in the International Cricket Council rankings for the first time in six years.
Root previously held the number one spot back in 2015 but had drifted to ninth at the start of the year.
Since then he has been in masterful form, scoring 1,398 runs in 11 matches at a lofty average of 69.90.
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