2012 Review

Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 25 years 43 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 39 72 10 3406 200* 54.93 6363 53.52 9 19 378 14 41 0
ODIs 66 62 6 2436 125 43.50 2896 84.11 7 12 190 25 31 0
T20Is 12 10 2 303 90* 37.87 229 132.31 0 2 35 5 5 0
First-class 87 149 19 6694 236 51.49 12177 54.97 17 32 799 23 67 0
List A 95 90 10 3209 125 40.11 3882 82.66 8 16 266 27 41 0
Twenty20 41 35 6 781 90* 26.93 640 122.03 0 4 98 8 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 39 38 1239 613 12 2/9 2/9 51.08 2.96 103.2 0 0 0
ODIs 66 38 846 814 12 2/15 2/15 67.83 5.77 70.5 0 0 0
T20Is 12 5 54 96 4 1/13 1/13 24.00 10.66 13.5 0 0 0
First-class 87 81 2490 1303 24 3/33 3/33 54.29 3.13 103.7 0 0 0
List A 95 59 1313 1200 24 2/10 2/10 50.00 5.48 54.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 41 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 South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Rajkot, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v England at Centurion, Feb 9, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v England at Mumbai, Dec 22, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I England v Pakistan at Sharjah, Nov 30, 2015 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 Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Essex at Leeds, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v England at Centurion, Feb 9, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Pakistan at Sharjah, Nov 30, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
125 England v South Africa Centurion 9 Feb 2016 ODI # 3736
38 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 6 Feb 2016 ODI # 3734
52 England v South Africa Bloemfontein 3 Feb 2016 ODI # 3732
76, 0/12, 20 England v South Africa Centurion 22 Jan 2016 Test # 2200
110, 4* England v South Africa Johannesburg 14 Jan 2016 Test # 2199
50, 0/54, 29 England v South Africa Cape Town 2 Jan 2016 Test # 2197
24, 0/11, 73 England v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2196
117, 0/1 England XI v Sth Africa A Pietermaritzburg 20 Dec 2015 FC
28, 39 England XI v SAf Invit XI Potchefstroom 15 Dec 2015 Other
32 England v Pakistan Sharjah 30 Nov 2015 T20I # 473
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.

  • Read More
Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Feb 9, 2016

Joe Root was run out for 125 after a mix-up with Ben Stokes, South Africa v England, 3rd ODI, Centurion, February 9, 2016

Joe Root was run out for 125 after a mix-up with Ben Stokes

© Getty Images

Feb 9, 2016

Joe Root was run out for 125 after a mix-up with Ben Stokes, South Africa v England, 3rd ODI, Centurion, February 9, 2016

Joe Root was run out for 125 after a mix-up with Ben Stokes

© Getty Images

Feb 9, 2016

Joe Root celebrates his seventh ODI hundred, South Africa v England, 3rd ODI, Centurion, February 9, 2016

Joe Root celebrates his seventh ODI hundred

© Getty Images

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days