A batter turning promise into performances
Harry Brook has emerged 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 an international debut against the West Indies in Barbados in a January T20 series.
Brook, 24, was signed for £1.3m to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2023 Indian Premier League – a couple of months after debuting in ODIs. Though his first IPL largely didn’t work out, he did score one century for Sunrisers. In 2024, he is due to play for Delhi Capitals having moved franchises.
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 the end of 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 picked up player of the series awards in the T20 and Test tours of Pakistan in late 2022, the latter thanks to scores of 153, 87, 108 and 111 across five innings. They came either side of the T20 World Cup success.
He also scored a Test best of 186 in early 2023 against New Zealand at Wellington, and scored a superb match-clinching 75 in the second innings of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Headingley in July as England drew that series 2-2.
He was named as England’s Player of the Year in 2023 and was awarded the Freedom of Bradford.
UPDATED: Jan 2024.