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Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 23 years 332 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 22 40 6 1732 200* 50.94 3745 46.24 5 7 179 4 15 0
ODIs 37 35 3 1133 113 35.40 1429 79.28 2 5 86 9 13 0
T20Is 9 7 2 183 90* 36.60 145 126.20 0 1 22 2 5 0
First-class 69 116 15 4903 236 48.54 9434 51.97 12 20 584 11 39 0
List A 66 63 7 1906 113 34.03 2415 78.92 3 9 162 11 23 0
Twenty20 37 31 6 606 90* 24.24 517 117.21 0 2 76 5 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 22 21 510 225 4 2/9 2/9 56.25 2.64 127.5 0 0 0
ODIs 37 25 612 597 10 2/15 2/15 59.70 5.85 61.2 0 0 0
T20Is 9 5 54 96 4 1/13 1/13 24.00 10.66 13.5 0 0 0
First-class 69 63 1755 914 16 3/33 3/33 57.12 3.12 109.6 0 0 0
List A 66 46 1079 983 22 2/10 2/10 44.68 5.46 49.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 37 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 England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Rajkot, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Nov 26, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v England at Mumbai, Dec 22, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Yorkshire v Loughborough MCCU at Leeds, May 10-12, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds, Sep 23-26, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Essex at Leeds, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Nov 26, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/12, 2 England v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 26 Nov 2014 ODI # 3554
0/7, 15* England XI v Sri Lanka A Colombo (SSC) 21 Nov 2014 LA
35, 1/26, 97 Yorkshire v Somerset Leeds 23 Sep 2014 FC
11, 0/0, 0/3 Yorkshire v Notts Nottingham 9 Sep 2014 FC
26 England v India Birmingham 7 Sep 2014 T20I # 405
113 England v India Leeds 5 Sep 2014 ODI # 3525
44 England v India Birmingham 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3523
2, 0/27 England v India Nottingham 30 Aug 2014 ODI # 3520
0/14, 4 England v India Cardiff 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3517
149* England v India The Oval 15 Aug 2014 Test # 2137
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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Nov 26, 2014

Thisara Perera was pumped after removing Joe Root, Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 26, 2014

Thisara Perera was pumped after removing Joe Root

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Sep 23, 2014

Joe Root was removed by Jamie Overton, Yorkshire v Somerset, County Championship Division One, Headingley, 1st day, September 23, 2014

Joe Root was removed by Jamie Overton

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Sep 12, 2014

Joe Root leads Yorkshire out for the presentation, Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, September 12, 2014

Joe Root leads Yorkshire out for the presentation

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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