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Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 25 years 45 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 39 72 10 3406 200* 54.93 6363 53.52 9 19 378 14 41 0
ODIs 67 63 6 2545 125 44.64 3020 84.27 8 12 200 26 32 0
T20Is 12 10 2 303 90* 37.87 229 132.31 0 2 35 5 5 0
First-class 87 149 19 6694 236 51.49 12177 54.97 17 32 799 23 67 0
List A 96 91 10 3318 125 40.96 4006 82.82 9 16 276 28 42 0
Twenty20 41 35 6 781 90* 26.93 640 122.03 0 4 98 8 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 39 38 1239 613 12 2/9 2/9 51.08 2.96 103.2 0 0 0
ODIs 67 38 846 814 12 2/15 2/15 67.83 5.77 70.5 0 0 0
T20Is 12 5 54 96 4 1/13 1/13 24.00 10.66 13.5 0 0 0
First-class 87 81 2490 1303 24 3/33 3/33 54.29 3.13 103.7 0 0 0
List A 96 59 1313 1200 24 2/10 2/10 50.00 5.48 54.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 41 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 South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Rajkot, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 12, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v England at Mumbai, Dec 22, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I England v Pakistan at Sharjah, Nov 30, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Yorkshire v Loughborough MCCU at Leeds, May 10-12, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Essex at Leeds, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 12, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Pakistan at Sharjah, Nov 30, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
109 England v South Africa Johannesburg 12 Feb 2016 ODI # 3737
125 England v South Africa Centurion 9 Feb 2016 ODI # 3736
38 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 6 Feb 2016 ODI # 3734
52 England v South Africa Bloemfontein 3 Feb 2016 ODI # 3732
76, 0/12, 20 England v South Africa Centurion 22 Jan 2016 Test # 2200
110, 4* England v South Africa Johannesburg 14 Jan 2016 Test # 2199
50, 0/54, 29 England v South Africa Cape Town 2 Jan 2016 Test # 2197
24, 0/11, 73 England v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2196
117, 0/1 England XI v Sth Africa A Pietermaritzburg 20 Dec 2015 FC
28, 39 England XI v SAf Invit XI Potchefstroom 15 Dec 2015 Other
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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Feb 12, 2016

Joe Root made his second consecutive century in the series, South Africa v England, 4th ODI, Johannesburg, February 12, 2016

Joe Root made his second consecutive century in the series

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Feb 12, 2016

Joe Root flicks to leg, South Africa v England, 4th ODI, Johannesburg, February 12, 2016

Joe Root flicks to leg

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Feb 12, 2016

Joe Root drives over the top, South Africa v England, 4th ODI, Johannesburg, February 12, 2016

Joe Root drives over the top

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Country Fixtures Country Results
5th ODI: South Africa v England at Cape Town
Feb 14, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
3rd ODI: SA Women v Eng Women at Johannesburg
Feb 14, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
Sth Africa A v England XI at Paarl
Feb 17, 2016 (14:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST)
1st T20I: SA Women v Eng Women at Paarl
Feb 18, 2016 (13:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST)
2nd T20I: SA Women v Eng Women at Cape Town
Feb 19, 2016 (13:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST)
1st T20I: South Africa v England at Cape Town
Feb 19, 2016 (18:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 11:00 EST | 10:00 CST | 08:00 PST)
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