Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 26 years 144 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 85 80 9 3466 125 48.81 4043 85.72 9 21 285 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 122 116 14 4642 125 45.50 5512 84.21 10 29 393 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 85 44 1026 969 18 3/52 3/52 53.83 5.66 57.0 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 122 67 1535 1396 31 3/52 3/52 45.03 5.45 49.5 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 England v Ireland at Lord's, May 7, 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 Warwickshire v Yorkshire at Birmingham, May 14, 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
83, 0/19 Yorkshire v Warwickshire Birmingham 14 May 2017 LA
7 Yorkshire v Northants Northampton 10 May 2017 LA
73, 3/52 England v Ireland Lord's 7 May 2017 ODI # 3865
2/9, 49* England v Ireland Bristol 5 May 2017 ODI # 3864
55 Yorkshire v Durham Leeds 3 May 2017 LA
21 Yorkshire v Lancashire Leeds 1 May 2017 LA
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
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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May 8, 2017

Joe Root portrait, NatWest 'Cricket has no boundaries' campaign

Joe Root portrait, NatWest 'Cricket has no boundaries' campaign

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May 7, 2017

Celebratory bumps: Joe Root and Mark Wood toast victory, England v Ireland, 2nd ODI, Lord's, May 7, 2017

Celebratory bumps: Joe Root and Mark Wood toast victory

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May 7, 2017

Joe Root finished with career-best figures of 3 for 52, England v Ireland, 2nd ODI, Lord's, May 7, 2017

Joe Root finished with career-best figures of 3 for 52

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Tour Results
PCB XI v England XI at ICCA Dubai - Jan 11-13, 2012
England XI won by 100 runs
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