JONNY BAIRSTOW has won the 2022 LV= Insurance Test player of the summer after finishing after topping the Professional Cricketers' Association statistic charts.

The Yorkshire batter had a phenomenal summer as England won six of their seven Tests this summer, their best return since 2004.

Bairstow most memorably helped Ben Stokes' side chase down a record 378 against India at Edgbaston in July to win the five-match series.

The Test player of the summer is selected by the PCA's 'most valuable player rankings', which uses CricViz's extensive historical database of Test match cricket to judge expected performance.

Scoring four hundreds and amassing 681 runs at an average of 75.6 and at a strike rate of 96.6, Bairstow secured 193 points, 26 more than his nearest contender.

The summer's most entertaining innings from Bairstow, who was studied at St Peter's School in York, came in the second Test against New Zealand at Trent Bridge.

The 32-year-old smashed 136 off just 92 balls, including 14 fours and seven sixes to chase down 299 in 50 overs.

Bairstow won two MVP match awards during his six matches.

The first came in the third Test match against New Zealand at Headingley where he scored a match-winning 162 off 157 balls in the first innings and then chased down the target, hitting 71 not out off 44 balls.

Bairstow’s second solo gong came in the fifth Test against India where he scored 106 in the first innings.

The middle-order batter then scored a tremendous 114 not out in the second innings to chase down a record score for England of 378.

Bairstow is currently out with a lower limb injury he sustained playing golf earlier this month and will miss the T20 World Cup this autumn.