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Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

He was selected in the ICC Test team of the year for 2014.

RUNS
5701
AVERAGE
53.28

Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

He was selected in the ICC Test team of the year for 2014.

RUNS
4226
AVERAGE
50.92

Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

He was selected in the ICC Test team of the year for 2014.

RUNS
743
AVERAGE
39.11

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
27
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Sheffield

COUNTRY

England

England

Bio

An exciting batsman with buckets of talent, Joe Root is a superstar in the making.

After Root made his first-class debut for Yorkshire in 2011 and cemented his spot in the side, commentators were quick to mark him as one to watch.

Selection in the England Lions squad and a place in the England Performance Programme followed before the batsman was chosen for the England Test squad to tour India in late 2012.

His debut came in the final Test of the series and Root acquitted himself well first up, scoring 79 to help England secure a draw and their first series won in India in 28 years.

His call-up to the one-day international squad came one month later and Root has since produced a string of impressive performances for England, including an unbeaten double century against Sri Lanka in June 2014, and two one-day centuries. 

Root's good form continued in early 2015 when he scored an unbeaten 182 in a Test against the West Indies.

In 2017 Root was named captain of the England Test team, succeeding Alastair Cook who had been at the helm for four years.

MATCHES
65
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
655
BEST BATTING
254
BEST BOWLING
2-9
Bowling
WICKETS
17
AVERAGE
48.1
ECONOMY
3.01
S/R
95.8
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
5701
INNINGS
119
NOT OUTS
12
AVERAGE
53.28
100s
13
50s
37
MATCHES
102
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
227
BEST BATTING
133
BEST BOWLING
3-52
Bowling
WICKETS
20
AVERAGE
55.6
ECONOMY
5.68
S/R
58.7
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
4226
INNINGS
96
NOT OUTS
13
AVERAGE
50.92
100s
10
50s
26
MATCHES
25
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
63
BEST BATTING
90
BEST BOWLING
2-9
Bowling
WICKETS
6
AVERAGE
23.2
ECONOMY
9.93
S/R
14
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
743
INNINGS
23
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
39.11
100s
0
50s
4

Root top-scores with hard-fought fifty

England batsman Joe Root was the only player to pass fifty during the tourists' innings, compiling a 68-ball 62 in the fifth ODI at Optus Stadium


1:14

Root channels Mark Waugh with freakish grab

England's Joe Root took a stunning catch from leggie Adil Rashid to remove Steve Smith, bringing to mind a legendary catch from Mark Waugh in the process


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Second ODI wrap: Root guides England to 2-0

An all-round display from Test skipper Joe Root delivered England a four-wicket win at the Gabba and a 2-0 lead in the five-match series


Root opts for IPL over England for T20s

England's Test captain says he is reluctant to take a rest but will skip T20 tri-series before playing in the IPL


Second-ODI-wrap-Root-guides-England-to-2-0-still

Root enjoying change of fortunes

England's Test captain continues form in ODI series with another unbeaten knock to steer side to a 2-0 lead


Root joins fellow stars in IPL auction

England's Test captain to test the waters in lucrative tournament alongside Aussie trio Cummins, Starc and Lynn