Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 25 years 154 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 41 74 10 3486 200* 54.46 6489 53.72 9 20 383 14 44 0
ODIs 68 64 6 2572 125 44.34 3045 84.46 8 12 204 26 32 0
T20Is 20 18 3 594 90* 39.60 428 138.78 0 4 64 14 12 0
First-class 91 154 19 7014 236 51.95 12576 55.77 18 33 829 24 75 0
List A 97 92 10 3345 125 40.79 4031 82.98 9 16 280 28 42 0
Twenty20 49 43 7 1072 90* 29.77 839 127.77 0 6 127 17 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 41 39 1251 626 12 2/9 2/9 52.16 3.00 104.2 0 0 0
ODIs 68 38 846 814 12 2/15 2/15 67.83 5.77 70.5 0 0 0
T20Is 20 7 66 118 6 2/9 2/9 19.66 10.72 11.0 0 0 0
First-class 91 85 2610 1365 26 3/33 3/33 52.50 3.13 100.3 0 0 0
List A 97 59 1313 1200 24 2/10 2/10 50.00 5.48 54.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 49 26 216 342 10 2/9 2/9 34.20 9.50 21.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Dec 13-17, 2012 scorecard
Last Test England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, May 27-30, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Rajkot, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v England at Cape Town, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v England at Mumbai, Dec 22, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I England v West Indies at Kolkata, Apr 3, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Yorkshire v Loughborough MCCU at Leeds, May 10-12, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, May 27-30, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Essex at Leeds, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v England at Cape Town, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v West Indies at Kolkata, Apr 3, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
80, 0/13 England v Sri Lanka Chester-le-Street 27 May 2016 Test # 2204
0 England v Sri Lanka Leeds 19 May 2016 Test # 2203
0/17, 213, 2/23 Yorkshire v Surrey Leeds 8 May 2016 FC
0, 0/9, 27 Yorkshire v Notts Nottingham 1 May 2016 FC
54, 2/9 England v West Indies Kolkata 3 Apr 2016 T20I # 557
27* England v New Zealand Delhi 30 Mar 2016 T20I # 555
25 England v Sri Lanka Delhi 26 Mar 2016 T20I # 551
12 England v Afghanistan Delhi 23 Mar 2016 T20I # 546
0/13, 83 England v South Africa Mumbai 18 Mar 2016 T20I # 540
48 England v West Indies Mumbai 16 Mar 2016 T20I # 537
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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May 29, 2016

Joe Root took the catch to remove Dimuth Karunaratne, England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day, May 29, 2016

Joe Root took the catch to remove Dimuth Karunaratne

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May 28, 2016

Joe Root grabbed a catch after James Vince's parry, England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day, May 28, 2016

Joe Root grabbed a catch after James Vince's parry

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May 27, 2016

Joe Root was surprised by some extra bounce, England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day, May 27, 2016

Joe Root was surprised by some extra bounce

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Country Fixtures Country Results
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 341 Kent 117/2 (44 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 467/3d Hampshire 131 & 100/4 (37 ov) (f/o)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 439 & 151/5 (38.2 ov) Gloucs 364/6d
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 308 & 236 Lancashire 196 & 41/1 (23.2 ov, target 349)
North Group: Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street
Jun 1, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff
Jun 1, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Sussex v Somerset at Hove
Jun 1, 2016 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
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