2012 Review

Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 24 years 33 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 47 44 5 1575 113 40.38 1962 80.27 3 8 113 13 17 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 76 72 9 2348 113 37.26 2948 79.64 4 12 189 15 27 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 47 30 726 695 11 2/15 2/15 63.18 5.74 66.0 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 76 51 1193 1081 23 2/10 2/10 47.00 5.43 51.8 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 England v India at Perth, Jan 30, 2015 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 England v India at Perth, Jan 30, 2015 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
3 England v India Perth 30 Jan 2015 ODI # 3595
69 England v Australia Hobart 23 Jan 2015 ODI # 3589
- England v India Brisbane 20 Jan 2015 ODI # 3586
5 England v Australia Sydney 16 Jan 2015 ODI # 3578
13 England XI v PM's XI Canberra 14 Jan 2015 Other OD
56 England XI v Act Inv XI Canberra 12 Jan 2015 Other OD
0/22, 80 England v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 16 Dec 2014 ODI # 3569
0/4, 55 England v Sri Lanka Pallekele 13 Dec 2014 ODI # 3567
0/21, 104* England v Sri Lanka Pallekele 10 Dec 2014 ODI # 3565
36, 0/29 England v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 7 Dec 2014 ODI # 3563
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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Jan 23, 2015

Joe Root plays an orthodox drive, Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Hobart, January 23, 2015

Joe Root plays an orthodox drive

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Jan 23, 2015

Joe Root plays the scoop shot during his innings of 69, Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Hobart, January 23, 2015

Joe Root plays the scoop shot during his innings of 69

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Jan 19, 2015

Joe Root waits for his turn to bat in the nets, Brisbane, January 19, 2015

Joe Root waits for his turn to bat in the nets

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

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