Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 29 years 22 days

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

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak

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 91 167 12 7482 254 48.27 13727 54.50 17 46 845 20 114 0
ODIs 143 135 21 5856 133* 51.36 6702 87.37 16 33 475 43 74 0
T20Is 32 30 5 893 90* 35.72 707 126.30 0 5 92 16 18 0
First-class 151 263 23 11570 254 48.20 20809 55.60 27 63 1348 31 153 0
List A 182 173 27 7140 133* 48.90 8303 85.99 17 42 591 48 86 0
T20s 72 66 13 1619 92* 30.54 1288 125.69 0 9 180 24 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 91 82 2604 1365 28 4/87 4/112 48.75 3.14 93.0 1 0 0
ODIs 143 64 1414 1364 22 3/52 3/52 62.00 5.78 64.2 0 0 0
T20Is 32 9 84 139 6 2/9 2/9 23.16 9.92 14.0 0 0 0
First-class 151 141 4537 2382 48 4/5 4/5 49.62 3.15 94.5 2 0 0
List A 182 89 2001 1863 36 3/52 3/52 51.75 5.58 55.5 0 0 0
T20s 72 31 264 415 10 2/9 2/9 41.50 9.43 26.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Dec 13-17, 2012 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Jan 16-20, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Rajkot, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jul 14, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v England at Mumbai, Dec 22, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I England v Pakistan at Cardiff, May 5, 2019 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 Port Elizabeth, Jan 16-20, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Essex at Leeds, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard
Last List A England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jul 14, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s England v Pakistan at Cardiff, May 5, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
27, 0/25, 4/87 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 16 Jan 2020 Test # 2380
35, 0/4, 61, 0/11 England v South Africa Cape Town 3 Jan 2020 Test # 2379
0/26, 29, 48 England v South Africa Centurion 26 Dec 2019 Test # 2377
12, 0/7 England v SA A Benoni 20 Dec 2019 Other
72*, 2/21 England v CSA Inv XI Benoni 17 Dec 2019 Other
0/14, 226, 0/23 England v New Zealand Hamilton 29 Nov 2019 Test # 2371
2, 1/67, 11 England v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 21 Nov 2019 Test # 2367
2, 0/5 England v NZ A Whangarei 15 Nov 2019 FC
41 England XI v NZ XI Whangarei 12 Nov 2019 Other
57, 21, 2/26 England v Australia The Oval 12 Sep 2019 Test # 2362
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, when Alastair Cook stood down after the 2016-17 tour of India. 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.

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Jan 20, 2020

Joe Root conceded 28 runs in a single over, South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Port Elizabeth, 5th day, January 20, 2020

Joe Root conceded 28 runs in a single over

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Jan 19, 2020

Joe Root and Mark Wood of England celebrate the wicket of Faf du Plessis, South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day, January 19, 2020

Joe Root and Mark Wood of England celebrate the wicket of Faf du Plessis

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Jan 19, 2020

Ollie Pope clings onto a blinder at short leg, South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day, January 19, 2020

Ollie Pope clings onto a blinder at short leg

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Awarded the MBE in December 2019