Advertisement

Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
5922
AVERAGE
51.05

Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
7599
AVERAGE
48.4

Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
893
AVERAGE
35.72

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
29
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
146
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
227
BEST BATTING
133
BEST BOWLING
3 - 52
Bowling
WICKETS
24
AVERAGE
60.17
ECONOMY
5.76
S/R
62.67
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
5922
INNINGS
137
NOT OUTS
21
AVERAGE
51.05
100s
16
50s
33
MATCHES
92
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
655
BEST BATTING
254
BEST BOWLING
4 - 87
Bowling
WICKETS
28
AVERAGE
50.07
ECONOMY
3.18
S/R
94.5
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
7599
INNINGS
169
NOT OUTS
12
AVERAGE
48.4
100s
17
50s
48
MATCHES
32
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
63
BEST BATTING
90
BEST BOWLING
2 - 9
Bowling
WICKETS
6
AVERAGE
23.17
ECONOMY
9.93
S/R
14
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
893
INNINGS
30
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
35.72
100s
0
50s
5

Drawn Ashes series is a fair result: Root

England skipper Joe Root praises the response of his team at The Oval after relinquishing the urn at Old Trafford and says a 2-2 scoreline is a fair result given the way the series went


15:05 Roy-misses-out-due-to-team-balance-Root-still

Roy misses out due to team balance: Root

Captain Joe Root fronts the media on the eve of the fifth Test, explaining two selection changes as England bid to square the Ashes series at The Oval


9:53 Root-proud-of-fight-but-disappointed-by-Ashes-defeat-still

Root proud of fight, but disappointed by Ashes defeat

England skipper Joe Root praises his side's resilience with the bat on the final day at Old Trafford and looks ahead to the final Test at The Oval


Aussie documentary an Ashes motivator for Root

England’s skipper discusses The Test, the 2020-21 Ashes in Australia and how he’s been keeping himself occupied during cricket’s shutdown


England cricketers relieved by cancellation of Sri Lanka tour

Joe Root says the squad touring Sri Lanka are now "at ease" after the decision to postpone the two-Test series due to start in Galle on March 19


Why England should be upbeat about 2021-22 Ashes

Captain Joe Root and star all-rounder Ben Stokes take positives from drawn series as their country focuses on Test Cricket after World Cup triumph


Advertisement