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Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
3406
AVERAGE
54.94

Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
2545
AVERAGE
44.65

Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
303
AVERAGE
37.88

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
25
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
39
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
655
BEST BATTING
200
BEST BOWLING
2-9
Bowling
WICKETS
12
AVERAGE
51.1
ECONOMY
2.97
S/R
103.3
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
3406
INNINGS
72
NOT OUTS
10
AVERAGE
54.94
100s
9
50s
19
MATCHES
67
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
227
BEST BATTING
125
BEST BOWLING
2-15
Bowling
WICKETS
12
AVERAGE
67.8
ECONOMY
5.77
S/R
70.5
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
2545
INNINGS
63
NOT OUTS
6
AVERAGE
44.65
100s
8
50s
12
MATCHES
12
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
63
BEST BATTING
90
BEST BOWLING
1-13
Bowling
WICKETS
4
AVERAGE
24
ECONOMY
10.67
S/R
13.5
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
303
INNINGS
10
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
37.88
100s
0
50s
2

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