Joe Root has elongated his contract with Yorkshire after signing a new contract keeping him at Headingley till 2016.

He has made his county debut four years back and has played 34 First Class matches with an average over 43. Sheffield-born Root has played in his first Test for England in 2012 in the course of the tour to India and his first Test ton came at his home ground of Headingley against New Zealand last year.

The Yorkshire’s director of cricket, Martyn Moxon said, “We are gladdened that Joe has pledged his long-term future to the club. He is one of the blazing talents in the game and will be part of Yorkshire and England’s plans for many years to come.  His craving to be the best that he can is a splendid example to our young players that if you work hard on your accomplishment and have total commitment, you can conclude almost anything in your profession.”

 “He has been into his England career for the past 18 months only and is already a stable member of the national side. I’m aspired to seeing Joe carry forward to seeing Joe continue his evolvement as a Yorkshire and England cricketer.” He added.

The 23-year-old young shinning player could not attend England’s bleak ICC World Twenty20 campaign in Bangladesh because of a fractured thumb uninterrupted during England’s final One-day International against the West Indies in Antigue.

Despite keeping up the injury in only the third ball of the innings, Root continued to play on, scoring 107 to claim his maiden ODI century.

Root is expected to return to action at the end of April when Yorkshire face off Middlesex at Lord’s in the LV= County Championship.

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