Joe Root

Few people had busier summers than Joe Root. The Yorkshireman played a pivotal role in England’s superb ICC Cricket World Cup victory, top scoring for his country with 556 runs. Root then went on to captain England to a thrilling drawn Ashes Series, including a Test Match at Headingley which must go down as one of the greatest of all time. This summer he featured in no fewer than 25 games for England but go back further and the numbers become even more extraordinary. Root has played more innings and faced more balls than any other batsman in the world since making his Test debut in December, 2012. And there are surely more highlights to come.