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Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
5465
AVERAGE
53.06

Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
4000
AVERAGE
50

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

MATCHES
62
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
655
BEST BATTING
254
BEST BOWLING
2-9
Bowling
WICKETS
16
AVERAGE
48.9
ECONOMY
3.04
S/R
96.5
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
5465
INNINGS
114
NOT OUTS
11
AVERAGE
53.06
100s
13
50s
34
MATCHES
97
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
227
BEST BATTING
133
BEST BOWLING
3-52
Bowling
WICKETS
18
AVERAGE
56.6
ECONOMY
5.69
S/R
59.7
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
4000
INNINGS
91
NOT OUTS
11
AVERAGE
50
100s
10
50s
24
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 finds positives despite 0-2 series deficit

England skipper Joe Root believes the late fight shown by his team in Adelaide means they are "massively in this series" despite a 0-2 deficit


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Root posts fifty but falls early on day five

England captain Joe Root posted a half-century in the fourth innings in Adelaide, but fell without adding to his overnight score early the next day


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A mountain has been made out of a molehill: Root

England captain Joe Root discusses his side's first Magellan Ashes Test defeat to Australia and addressed the Jonny Bairstow-Cameron Bancroft 'headbutt' controversy


Finding the root of Joe's Aussie problem

England's captain and talisman has a disappointing record in Australia, but remains the key man in any potential turnaround for the tourists


Smith sleeps easy as mental demons take Root

Opposing captains give vastly different takes on Ashes series as Steve Smith celebrates after nervous night


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England to keep faith with Ashes battlers

Head coach Trevor Bayliss says Woakes and Overton showed the fire needed while backing maligned batsmen to come good in Perth