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Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 26 years 233 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 Insights on test 58 107 11 5191 254 54.07 9241 56.17 13 30 591 16 72 0
ODIs Insights on odi 92 87 10 3802 133* 49.37 4404 86.33 10 22 312 31 40 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 24 22 4 726 90* 40.33 558 130.10 0 4 74 16 12 0
First-class 110 190 21 8741 254 51.72 15386 56.81 22 43 1039 26 103 0
List A 129 123 15 4978 133* 46.09 5873 84.76 11 30 420 36 52 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 Insights on test 58 52 1451 734 15 2/9 2/9 48.93 3.03 96.7 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 92 47 1068 1009 18 3/52 3/52 56.05 5.66 59.3 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 24 8 72 128 6 2/9 2/9 21.33 10.66 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 110 100 2892 1526 30 3/33 3/33 50.86 3.16 96.4 0 0 0
List A 129 70 1577 1436 31 3/52 3/52 46.32 5.46 50.8 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 England v West Indies at Birmingham, Aug 17-19, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Rajkot, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Cardiff, Jun 14, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v England at Mumbai, Dec 22, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I India v England at Bengaluru, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Yorkshire v Loughborough MCCU at Leeds, May 10-12, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class England v West Indies at Birmingham, Aug 17-19, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Essex at Leeds, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard
Last List A England v Pakistan at Cardiff, Jun 14, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s India v England at Bengaluru, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
136 England v West Indies Birmingham 17 Aug 2017 Test # 2270 Insights on
52, 49, 0/8 England v South Africa Manchester 4 Aug 2017 Test # 2268 Insights on
29, 0/5, 50 England v South Africa The Oval 27 Jul 2017 Test # 2266 Insights on
78, 8 England v South Africa Nottingham 14 Jul 2017 Test # 2264 Insights on
190, 5 England v South Africa Lord's 6 Jul 2017 Test # 2262 Insights on
0/31, 12* Yorkshire v Surrey Leeds 26 Jun 2017 FC
46 England v Pakistan Cardiff 14 Jun 2017 ODI # 3889 Insights on
15 England v Australia Birmingham 10 Jun 2017 ODI # 3885 Insights on
64 England v New Zealand Cardiff 6 Jun 2017 ODI # 3880 Insights on
0/18, 133* England v Bangladesh The Oval 1 Jun 2017 ODI # 3875 Insights on
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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Aug 17, 2017

Joe Root was bowled by Kemar Roach to end a stand of 248, England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston, 1st day, August 17, 2017

Joe Root was bowled by Kemar Roach to end a stand of 248

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Aug 17, 2017

Joe Root brought up his 13th Test hundred, England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston, 1st day, August 17, 2017

Joe Root brought up his 13th Test hundred

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Aug 17, 2017

Joe Root was quick onto anything loose, England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston, 1st day, August 17, 2017

Joe Root was quick onto anything loose

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

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