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Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
5055
AVERAGE
53.21

Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
3802
AVERAGE
49.38

Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
726
AVERAGE
40.33

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
57
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
655
BEST BATTING
254
BEST BOWLING
2-9
Bowling
WICKETS
15
AVERAGE
48.9
ECONOMY
3.04
S/R
96.7
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
5055
INNINGS
106
NOT OUTS
11
AVERAGE
53.21
100s
12
50s
30
MATCHES
92
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
227
BEST BATTING
133
BEST BOWLING
3-52
Bowling
WICKETS
18
AVERAGE
56
ECONOMY
5.66
S/R
59.3
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
3802
INNINGS
87
NOT OUTS
10
AVERAGE
49.38
100s
10
50s
22
MATCHES
24
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
726
INNINGS
22
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
40.33
100s
0
50s
4

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