A batter with the brightest of futures

Harry Brook is emerging as a superstar of the world game. In late 2022, he won the T20 World Cup with England in Australia and scored his first three Test centuries in a 3-0 series victory in Pakistan. It capped a dream year which started with a T20 international debut against the West Indies in Barbados in January.

Brook, 23, will play for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2023 Indian Premier League, signed for £1.3m, a couple of months after debuting in ODIs.

A batter who likes to impose himself on attacks, Brook – a product of the Burley-in-Wharfedale club and Sedbergh School – captained England’s Under 19s at the one-day World Cup in New Zealand in early 2018. He played Yorkshire age-group cricket from Under 13s and came through the Academy.

In 2022, Brook, contracted to Yorkshire through to late 2027, scored 1,403 runs in Championship and T20 cricket for the county, including three four-day centuries amongst a run of nine fifty plus scores in 10 innings to start the season.

The joint players’ player of the year winner, he was also named Yorkshire’s members’ player of the year for the second year running.

He was in every summer Test squad, but he had to remain patient and only debuted in the September victory over South Africa at the Oval. He followed that with player of the series awards in the T20 and Test tours of Pakistan, the latter thanks to scores of 153, 87, 108 and 111 across five innings. They came either side of the T20 World Cup success.

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