Yorkshire and England star Joe Root has finally received his MBE for services to cricket.

The 33-year-old had previously been handed the award as part of the 2020 New Year’s Honours list, but was unable to collect it later that year as planned due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The award came after the former England cricket Test captain had helped his country win the 2019 ODI World Cup in dramatic circumstances.

Eoin Morgan’s side claimed the trophy by beating New Zealand in the final at Lord’s, after the match went to a Super Over.

Root had also been the leading run scorer for England during the tournament, finishing fifth in the rankings of the top run-scorers, scoring a total of 556.

Joe Root holds the World Cup trophy with pride at Lord's back in 2019.Joe Root holds the World Cup trophy with pride at Lord's back in 2019. (Image: PA.)

He also made the team of the tournament, alongside team-mates Jason Roy, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer.

Root, whose debut came for England against India in Nagpur back in 2012, also holds the record for the highest number of matches and wins as England’s Test captain, having held that role between 2017 and 2022.

Ad for his county career, Root made his first-class cricket debut for Yorkshire back in 2009 in a game against Essex.

Though his international commitments have limited his game time with Yorkshire over the years, he has helped them to two County Championships, in 2014 and 2015.

He was the stand-in captain for the match that sealed the former title, an innings victory over Nottinghamshire, with Andrew Gale absent.

Root has had a lengthy run in the Yorkshire team this season too due to a lack of England commitments until the Test summer gets underway next month.

He has already hit two red-ball centuries for Yorkshire this season in Division Two, and has played in all of the county's Vitality Blast North Group games so far, helping them up to second in the early standings after three wins from four matches.