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Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
4594
AVERAGE
52.8

Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
3149
AVERAGE
46.31

Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
600
AVERAGE
37.5

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
26
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 May he was named vice-captain of England's Test team.

MATCHES
53
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
655
BEST BATTING
254
BEST BOWLING
2-9
Bowling
WICKETS
15
AVERAGE
48.1
ECONOMY
3.03
S/R
95.1
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
4594
INNINGS
98
NOT OUTS
11
AVERAGE
52.8
100s
11
50s
27
MATCHES
80
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
227
BEST BATTING
125
BEST BOWLING
2-15
Bowling
WICKETS
13
AVERAGE
67.4
ECONOMY
5.8
S/R
69.7
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
3149
INNINGS
75
NOT OUTS
7
AVERAGE
46.31
100s
8
50s
19
MATCHES
21
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
63
BEST BATTING
90
BEST BOWLING
2-9
Bowling
WICKETS
6
AVERAGE
21.3
ECONOMY
10.67
S/R
12
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
600
INNINGS
19
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
37.5
100s
0
50s
4

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