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Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 26 years 60 days

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

Playing role Top-order batsman

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 53 98 11 4594 254 52.80 8352 55.00 11 27 507 15 65 0
ODIs 80 75 7 3149 125 46.30 3678 85.61 8 19 257 28 35 0
T20Is 24 22 4 726 90* 40.33 558 130.10 0 4 74 16 12 0
First-class 103 178 20 8122 254 51.40 14439 56.25 20 40 953 25 96 0
List A 112 106 11 4084 125 42.98 4862 83.99 9 24 345 32 46 0
Twenty20 56 50 10 1308 92* 32.70 1036 126.25 0 7 146 22 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 53 50 1427 721 15 2/9 2/9 48.06 3.03 95.1 0 0 0
ODIs 80 41 906 877 13 2/15 2/15 67.46 5.80 69.6 0 0 0
T20Is 24 8 72 128 6 2/9 2/9 21.33 10.66 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 103 96 2786 1460 29 3/33 3/33 50.34 3.14 96.0 0 0 0
List A 112 63 1397 1285 26 2/10 2/10 49.42 5.51 53.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 56 29 246 397 10 2/9 2/9 39.70 9.68 24.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Dec 13-17, 2012 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Chennai, Dec 16-20, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Rajkot, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI India v England at Cuttack, Jan 19, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v England at Mumbai, Dec 22, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I India v England at Bangalore, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Yorkshire v Loughborough MCCU at Leeds, May 10-12, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class India v England at Chennai, Dec 16-20, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Essex at Leeds, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard
Last List A West Indies Cricket Board President's XI v England at Basseterre, Feb 27, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v England at Bangalore, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
46 England v WICB Pres XI Basseterre 27 Feb 2017 LA
71, 1/22 England v UWI VC XI Basseterre 25 Feb 2017 LA
42 England v India Bangalore 1 Feb 2017 T20I # 594
38 England v India Nagpur 29 Jan 2017 T20I # 593
46* England v India Kanpur 26 Jan 2017 T20I # 592
54 England v India Cuttack 19 Jan 2017 ODI # 3821
78, 0/22 England v India Pune 15 Jan 2017 ODI # 3819
88, 0/12, 6 England v India Chennai 16 Dec 2016 Test # 2241
21, 2/31, 77 England v India Mumbai 8 Dec 2016 Test # 2239
15, 78 England v India Mohali 26 Nov 2016 Test # 2238
Profile

That Joe Root would one day captain England was taken as read when he hit the grand old age of 23. The accolade everybody anticipated became his three years later after Alastair Cook stood down after a heavy defeat in India with the familiar exhausted look of a Test captain who felt he could do no more. It was understandable that there were a few fears for Root's future workload. He was rare among England batsmen in achieving maturity so quickly, and had looked consumed by the delights of batting from the moment he first took guard. Now he had new responsibilities ahead.

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Feb 23, 2017

Joe Root prepares to bat during a nets session at Warner Park, St Kitts, February 23, 2017

Joe Root prepares to bat during a nets session at Warner Park

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Feb 15, 2017

England's new Test captain Joe Root, Headingley, February 15, 2017

England's new Test captain Joe Root

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Feb 15, 2017

Joe Root was unveiled as Test captain at Headingley, Headingley, February 15, 2017

Joe Root was unveiled as Test captain at Headingley

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Tournament Results
LIONS v Syd Sixers at Johannesburg - Oct 28, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 10 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Syd Sixers v Titans at Centurion - Oct 26, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Daredevils v LIONS at Durban - Oct 25, 2012
LIONS won by 22 runs
Daredevils v Titans at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
No result (abandoned with a toss)
Auckland v Scorchers at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
Scorchers won by 16 runs
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