England batsman Joe Root given ECB incremental contract

England cricketer Joe Root

Batsman Joe Root has been handed an England incremental contract after Sunday's first one-day international defeat by New Zealand.

The 22-year-old made his international debut in December's fourth Test against India, in which he made 73.

The Yorkshire player has also featured in six one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals.

Kent off-spinner James Tredwell and Surrey bowler Jade Dernbach were given incremental contracts on Friday.

Non-contracted players can earn an England increment contract via a points system with five points awarded for a Test appearance and two for a T20 or ODI appearance.

Root, Tredwell and Dernbach have all now reached the 20-point tally needed.

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