Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 23 years 360 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 43 41 5 1498 113 41.61 1875 79.89 3 7 106 13 15 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 72 69 9 2271 113 37.85 2861 79.37 4 11 182 15 25 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 43 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 72 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 Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Dec 16, 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), Dec 16, 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
0/22, 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
1/22, 48* England v Sri Lanka Hambantota 3 Dec 2014 ODI # 3561
42 England v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 29 Nov 2014 ODI # 3557
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
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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Dec 16, 2014

Amid the wreckage Joe Root played another lovely innings, Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo, December 16, 2014

Amid the wreckage Joe Root played another lovely innings

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Dec 13, 2014

Only Joe Root with a measured half-century got to grips with the chase, Sri Lanka v England, 6th ODI, Pallekele, December 13, 2014

Only Joe Root with a measured half-century got to grips with the chase

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Dec 11, 2014

Joe Root raises a third ODI hundred, Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele, December 11, 2014

Joe Root raises a third ODI hundred

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Country Fixtures Country Results
SAf Invit XI v Eng Lions at Soweto
Jan 5-7, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
1st unofficial Test: Sth Africa A v Eng Lions at Paarl
Jan 11-14, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
England XI v Act Inv XI at Canberra
Jan 12, 2015 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 18:00 EST | 17:00 CST | 15:00 PST)
England XI v PM's XI at Canberra
Jan 14, 2015 (14:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST)
Australia v England at Sydney
Jan 16, 2015 (14:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST)
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