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Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
5960
AVERAGE
52.28

Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
4552
AVERAGE
50.58

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
27
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
69
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
655
BEST BATTING
254
BEST BOWLING
2-9
Bowling
WICKETS
19
AVERAGE
45.6
ECONOMY
3.01
S/R
90.9
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
5960
INNINGS
126
NOT OUTS
12
AVERAGE
52.28
100s
13
50s
40
MATCHES
110
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
227
BEST BATTING
133
BEST BOWLING
3-52
Bowling
WICKETS
20
AVERAGE
59.7
ECONOMY
5.75
S/R
62.3
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
4552
INNINGS
104
NOT OUTS
14
AVERAGE
50.58
100s
11
50s
28
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 top-scores with hard-fought fifty

England batsman Joe Root was the only player to pass fifty during the tourists' innings, compiling a 68-ball 62 in the fifth ODI at Optus Stadium


1:14

Root channels Mark Waugh with freakish grab

England's Joe Root took a stunning catch from leggie Adil Rashid to remove Steve Smith, bringing to mind a legendary catch from Mark Waugh in the process


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Second ODI wrap: Root guides England to 2-0

An all-round display from Test skipper Joe Root delivered England a four-wicket win at the Gabba and a 2-0 lead in the five-match series


Fallout begins after Lord's thumping

England coach and captain says batting needs to lift as media reports suggest opener Mark Stoneman is under threat


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Root, Bayliss dismiss 'outrageous' fixing claims

England's leaders rubbish reports England were involved in a fixed match against India in 2016


Test greats slam Root's 'ridiculous' tactics

England's field placements labelled as "schoolboy" as Pakistan take control of first Test