Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 24 years 150 days

Major teams England, England Lions, England Under-19s, Yorkshire, Yorkshire 2nd XI, Yorkshire Academy, Yorkshire Under-17s

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - WT Root

Joseph Edward Root
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 26 47 7 2272 200* 56.80 4534 50.11 6 11 240 9 22 0
ODIs 54 50 5 1802 121 40.04 2239 80.48 4 8 134 15 25 0
T20Is 9 7 2 183 90* 36.60 145 126.20 0 1 22 2 5 0
First-class 73 123 16 5443 236 50.86 10223 53.24 13 24 645 16 46 0
List A 83 78 9 2575 121 37.31 3225 79.84 5 12 210 17 35 0
Twenty20 37 31 6 606 90* 24.24 517 117.21 0 2 76 5 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 27 828 339 8 2/9 2/9 42.37 2.45 103.5 0 0 0
ODIs 54 34 780 751 12 2/15 2/15 62.58 5.77 65.0 0 0 0
T20Is 9 5 54 96 4 1/13 1/13 24.00 10.66 13.5 0 0 0
First-class 73 69 2073 1028 20 3/33 3/33 51.40 2.97 103.6 0 0 0
List A 83 55 1247 1137 24 2/10 2/10 47.37 5.47 51.9 0 0 0
Twenty20 37 24 204 320 8 1/12 1/12 40.00 9.41 25.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Dec 13-17, 2012 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Lord's, May 21-25, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Rajkot, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v England at Mumbai, Dec 22, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Yorkshire v Loughborough MCCU at Leeds, May 10-12, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class England v New Zealand at Lord's, May 21-25, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Essex at Leeds, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
98, 0/6, 84, 1/7 England v New Zealand Lord's 21 May 2015 Test # 2162
33, 1/34, 1, 0/16 England v West Indies Bridgetown 1 May 2015 Test # 2160
182*, 0/29 England v West Indies St George's 21 Apr 2015 Test # 2158
83, 59, 2/22 England v West Indies North Sound 13 Apr 2015 Test # 2157
87* St Kitts XI v England XI Basseterre 8 Apr 2015 Other
64 England XI v St Kitts XI Basseterre 6 Apr 2015 Other
- England v Afghanistan Sydney 13 Mar 2015 ODI # 3635
0/6, 29 England v Bangladesh Adelaide 9 Mar 2015 ODI # 3630
121, 0/12 England v Sri Lanka Wellington 1 Mar 2015 ODI # 3619
1, 1/27 England v Scotland Christchurch 23 Feb 2015 ODI # 3611
Profile

That Joe Root will one day captain England has been taken as read since he hit the grand old age of 23 - but for the moment it is his batting potential which so excites England. It is a rare England batsman who achieves maturity so quickly, but Root has looked consumed by the delights of batting from the moment he first took guard. Fast bowlers worldwide might begin to find his scampish grin a little wearing.

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May 24, 2015

Matt Henry made the breakthrough when Joe Root hooked to long leg, England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day, May 24, 2015

Matt Henry made the breakthrough when Joe Root hooked to long leg

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May 24, 2015

Joe Root and Alastair Cook made a hundred together before lunch, England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day, May 24, 2015

Joe Root and Alastair Cook made a hundred together before lunch

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May 24, 2015

Joe Root contemplates a play-and-miss, England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day, May 24, 2015

Joe Root contemplates a play-and-miss

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds
May 29-Jun 2, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Kent v Surrey at Beckenham
May 29, 2015 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
North Group: Worcs v Leics at Worcester
May 29, 2015 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
South Group: Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff
May 29, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Northants v Warwickshire at Northampton
May 29, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby
May 29, 2015 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
North Group: Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street
May 29, 2015 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
South Group: Essex v Somerset at Chelmsford
May 29, 2015 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
South Group: Sussex v Middlesex at Hove
May 29, 2015 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
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