5. Joe Root’s supreme run of form :
Admit it or not, Joe Root is England’s batting mainstay for now the past 18 months in test matches and as well as ODI’s. Specially in tests, in 2014 Joe Root piled up 777 runs in 7 tests at an average of 97.12 with a top score of 200 not out against Sri Lanka at Lords. Root scored 3 centuries and they were not small ones but actually big daddy hundreds, an interesting point to note here is that he didn’t get out in any of these innings. The story in 2014 is really not different at all, it is the same Joe Root has scored 984 runs in 9 matches this year, bundling up three centuries in which his highest being the unbeaten 182 against the West Indies earlier this year. Root averages 70.28 this year. Apart from all this Joe Root is England’s go to man in the situation a sudden collapse and crisis, almost every time Joe Root picks them up from a difficult position and puts them in the driver seat of the match.