Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 26 years 86 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 83 78 8 3344 125 47.77 3918 85.34 9 20 270 28 37 0
T20Is 24 22 4 726 90* 40.33 558 130.10 0 4 74 16 12 0
First-class 103 178 20 8122 254 51.40 14439 56.25 20 40 953 25 96 0
List A 115 109 12 4279 125 44.11 5102 83.86 10 25 358 32 48 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 83 42 936 908 13 2/15 2/15 69.84 5.82 72.0 0 0 0
T20Is 24 8 72 128 6 2/9 2/9 21.33 10.66 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 103 96 2786 1460 29 3/33 3/33 50.34 3.14 96.0 0 0 0
List A 115 64 1427 1316 26 2/10 2/10 50.61 5.53 54.8 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 West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 9, 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 India v England at Chennai, Dec 16-20, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Essex at Leeds, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard
Last List A West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 9, 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
101 England v West Indies Bridgetown 9 Mar 2017 ODI # 3849
90* England v West Indies North Sound 5 Mar 2017 ODI # 3848
4, 0/31 England v West Indies North Sound 3 Mar 2017 ODI # 3845
46 England v WICB Pres XI Basseterre 27 Feb 2017 LA
71, 1/22 England v UWI VC XI Basseterre 25 Feb 2017 LA
42 England v India Bengaluru 1 Feb 2017 T20I # 594
38 England v India Nagpur 29 Jan 2017 T20I # 593
46* England v India Kanpur 26 Jan 2017 T20I # 592
54 England v India Cuttack 19 Jan 2017 ODI # 3821
78, 0/22 England v India Pune 15 Jan 2017 ODI # 3819
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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Mar 9, 2017

Kissing the badge 101: Joe Root marks his century, West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Barbados, March 9, 2017

Kissing the badge 101: Joe Root marks his century

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Mar 9, 2017

Jonathan Carter looks to the heavens as Joe Root and Alex Hales extend their partnership, West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Barbados, March 9, 2017

Jonathan Carter looks to the heavens as Joe Root and Alex Hales extend their partnership

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Mar 9, 2017

Joe Root celebrates his ninth ODI century, West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Barbados, March 9, 2017

Joe Root celebrates his ninth ODI century

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Tour Results
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Mar 13, 2014
England won by 5 runs
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Mar 11, 2014
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Mar 9, 2014
West Indies won by 27 runs
West Indies v England at North Sound - Mar 5, 2014
England won by 25 runs
West Indies v England at North Sound - Mar 2, 2014
England won by 3 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
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