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Joe Root claims England awards triple

 Agencies |  2016-05-18 22:59:44.0  |  London

The Yorkshire batsman, 25, hit two centuries in England’s Ashes triumph last year, scored four one-day tons and was his team’s leading scorer at the recent World Twenty20 tournament in India.

He overcame competition from Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes for the Test award and edged Jos Buttler and David Willey in the Limited Overs category, with both prizes decided upon by a media poll.

“It’s been a remarkable year for our international teams,” said England and Wales Cricket Board CEO Tom Harrison.

“Each of the players honoured tonight has made a big contribution to England cricket, helping to win matches and to inspire a wider audience and deserves the highest praise.”

The awards were handed out at a celebratory dinner in the northern English city of Leeds, which stages England’s first Test against Sri Lanka later this week. 

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