Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 26 years 122 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 83 78 8 3344 125 47.77 3918 85.34 9 20 270 28 37 0
T20Is 24 22 4 726 90* 40.33 558 130.10 0 4 74 16 12 0
First-class 104 180 20 8132 254 50.82 14484 56.14 20 40 954 25 96 0
List A 116 110 13 4354 125 44.88 5182 84.02 10 26 365 33 49 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 83 42 936 908 13 2/15 2/15 69.84 5.82 72.0 0 0 0
T20Is 24 8 72 128 6 2/9 2/9 21.33 10.66 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 104 97 2832 1482 30 3/33 3/33 49.40 3.13 94.4 0 0 0
List A 116 64 1427 1316 26 2/10 2/10 50.61 5.53 54.8 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 West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 9, 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 Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton, Apr 21-24, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Essex at Leeds, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire at Nottingham, Apr 29, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v England at Bengaluru, Feb 1, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
75* Yorkshire v Notts Nottingham 29 Apr 2017 LA
1/22, 8, 2 Yorkshire v Hampshire Southampton 21 Apr 2017 FC
101 England v West Indies Bridgetown 9 Mar 2017 ODI # 3849
90* England v West Indies North Sound 5 Mar 2017 ODI # 3848
4, 0/31 England v West Indies North Sound 3 Mar 2017 ODI # 3845
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 Bengaluru 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
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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Apr 26, 2017

School students ask Joe Root questions at Dore Primary School, Sheffield, April 26, 2017

School students ask Joe Root questions at Dore Primary School

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Apr 26, 2017

Joe Root returned to his old school, Dore Primary School, Sheffield, April 26, 2017

Joe Root returned to his old school

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Apr 25, 2017

Joe Root coaches school children during a visit to his former school, Dore Primary School, Sheffield, April 25, 2017

Joe Root coaches school children during a visit to his former school, Dore Primary School

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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