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Joseph

Root

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

Did you know?

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

RUNS
251
AVERAGE
41.83

Joseph

Root

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

Did you know?

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

RUNS
2076
AVERAGE
42.37

Joseph

Root

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

Did you know?

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

RUNS
2586
AVERAGE
55.02

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

AGE
24
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Sheffield

COUNTRY

England

England
LOCAL CLUB

Yorkshire

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
10
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
90
BEST BOWLING
1-13
Batting
RUNS
251
INNINGS
8
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
41.83
100s
0
50s
2
Bowling
WICKETS
4
AVERAGE
24
ECONOMY
10.67
S/R
13.5
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
59
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
121
BEST BOWLING
2-15
Batting
RUNS
2076
INNINGS
55
NOT OUTS
6
AVERAGE
42.37
100s
6
50s
9
Bowling
WICKETS
12
AVERAGE
66.8
ECONOMY
5.8
S/R
69
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
30
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
200
BEST BOWLING
2-9
Batting
RUNS
2586
INNINGS
55
NOT OUTS
8
AVERAGE
55.02
100s
7
50s
13
Bowling
WICKETS
12
AVERAGE
40.3
ECONOMY
2.87
S/R
84.3
5W
0
10W/M
0

Root, Bell ring in crushing Ashes victory

England have taken a 2-1 Ashes series lead with Ian Bell and Joe Root seeing England to victory with a session to play on day three at Edgbaston


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Players showed character and skill: Cook

England captain Alastair Cook says his players showed real character and skill to win the third Test after their humbling loss at Lord's


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Highlights: Joe Root in the runs again

England's star batsman Joe Root made yet another half century against Australia on day two, the Yorkshireman's 63 coming from 75 balls (Australia only)


Root, Anderson surge in Test rankings

Hazlewood and Lyon also rise in the rankings, while Michael Clarke drops two places to No.22


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Root banned from Walkabout bar

England to keep Joe Root away from Walkabout bar in Birmingham after defeating Australia inside three days


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Warner refutes claims of disrespect

Opening batsman insists he applauded Root's century during Ashes opener in Cardiff