(Video) Joe Root’s scoring shots at Headingley an exhibition of world-class Test match batting

Joe Root is in the middle of the finest purple patch of his Test career, having already scored 1398 Test runs so far in 2021. He glided to his third hundred of the series against India in Leeds, and in the process demonstrated as close to Test match batting perfection as you are likely to see. Root’s defensive technique is now so simple and repeatable, building the foundations that allow scoring shots all around the ground to follow. This video of each and every one of those shots at Headingley is a tribute to the England skipper’s busyness at the crease, the ideal combination of the old and new influences of the game.

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