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Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
4800
AVERAGE
51.61

Joseph Root

Batter

Did you know?

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

RUNS
787
AVERAGE
35.77

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
116
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
227
BEST BATTING
133
BEST BOWLING
3-52
Bowling
WICKETS
20
AVERAGE
64.9
ECONOMY
5.8
S/R
67.1
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
4800
INNINGS
110
NOT OUTS
17
AVERAGE
51.61
100s
13
50s
28
MATCHES
28
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
787
INNINGS
26
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
35.77
100s
0
50s
4

Kohli silences Root with mic drop response

A brilliant piece of fielding from Virat Kohli has sparked an England batting collapse and set off a controversial celebration from the Indian skipper


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Brilliant Root helps England square series

A return to form for England star Joe Root with a brilliant 113 has helped England to a convincing win over India and square the series at 1-1


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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


Former players back Root catch decision

England captain seemingly at odds with call on his dismissal, but ex-Test stars largely side with umpires' call


Social media to blame for missing leave: Root

The fast-paced action of T20 cricket has infiltrated Test matches, with the leave an unfortunate casualty


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Root races to new world record

Run machine eclipses previous record held by two of his predecessors