• Joe Root extends deal at Yorkshire until 2019

    by  • May 7, 2016 • Cricket

    England star batsman Joe Root has signed a new contract with the county champions Yorkshire, that will keep him at the Headingley Stadium until the end of 2019.

    Root, 25, who is currently ranked the world’s second-best batsman, is a key player of the England national team in all formats.

    With such a great style of playing, he is widely tipped to be England’s next Test captain.

    The middle-order batsman made his Yorkshire debut in 2007, he said: “I’m delighted to be committing my future to Yorkshire.

    “Even though I don’t play as much as I would like for Yorkshire these days due to my international commitments, I still get a huge buzz wearing the white rose on my cap and representing my county. I couldn’t see myself playing cricket for any other county.

    “Yorkshire have given me a great education and foundation as a cricketer and without the support of the players and coaches at Headingley I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today with England.”

    Root made his Test debut in December 2012 and has played 39 Tests, scoring 3,406 runs at 54.93, while he has also earned 88 one-day caps.