Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 30 years 21 days

Major teams England, England Lions, England Under-19s, Sydney Thunder, Yorkshire, Yorkshire 2nd XI, Yorkshire Academy, Yorkshire Under-17s

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak

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 98 179 14 8052 254 48.80 14680 54.85 18 49 896 23 129 0
ODIs 149 140 21 5962 133* 50.10 6860 86.90 16 33 482 44 74 0
T20Is 32 30 5 893 90* 35.72 707 126.30 0 5 92 16 18 0
First-class 158 275 25 12140 254 48.56 21762 55.78 28 66 1399 34 168 0
List A 188 178 27 7246 133* 47.98 8461 85.63 17 42 598 49 86 0
T20s 77 71 14 1897 92* 33.28 1480 128.17 0 13 212 28 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 98 88 2798 1463 29 4/87 4/112 50.44 3.13 96.4 1 0 0
ODIs 149 68 1552 1491 26 3/52 3/52 57.34 5.76 59.6 0 0 0
T20Is 32 9 84 139 6 2/9 2/9 23.16 9.92 14.0 0 0 0
First-class 158 147 4731 2480 49 4/5 4/5 50.61 3.14 96.5 2 0 0
List A 188 93 2139 1990 40 3/52 3/52 49.75 5.58 53.4 0 0 0
T20s 77 36 366 527 17 2/7 2/7 31.00 8.63 21.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Dec 13-17, 2012 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Jan 14-18, 2021 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Rajkot, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Manchester, Sep 16, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v England at Mumbai, Dec 22, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I England v Pakistan at Cardiff, May 5, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Yorkshire v Loughborough MCCU at Leeds, May 10-12, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Jan 14-18, 2021 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Essex at Leeds, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard
Last List A England v Australia at Manchester, Sep 16, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s Derbyshire v Yorkshire at Leeds, Sep 20, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
228, 0/19, 1 England v Sri Lanka Galle 14 Jan 2021 Test # 2403
74* Team Root v Team Buttler Hambantota 8 Jan 2021 Other
45* Team Buttler v Team Morgan Paarl 23 Nov 2020 Other T20
77, 1/19 Team Buttler v Team Morgan Cape Town 21 Nov 2020 Other OD
1/28, 60* Yorkshire v Derbyshire Leeds 20 Sep 2020 T20
2/25, 64 Yorkshire v Lancashire Manchester 17 Sep 2020 T20
0, 2/46 England v Australia Manchester 16 Sep 2020 ODI # 4261
39 England v Australia Manchester 13 Sep 2020 ODI # 4260
1 England v Australia Manchester 11 Sep 2020 ODI # 4259
25, 2/29 Yorkshire v Durham Chester-le-Street 4 Sep 2020 T20
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, when Alastair Cook stood down after the 2016-17 tour of India. 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.

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Jan 16, 2021

Joe Root thrived on the sweep shot during his double-century, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day, January 16, 2021

Joe Root thrived on the sweep shot during his double-century

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Jan 16, 2021

Angelo Mathews congratulates Joe Root after his double-century, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day, January 16, 2021

Angelo Mathews congratulates Joe Root after his double-century

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Jan 16, 2021

Joe Root kisses the badge after reaching 200, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day, January 16, 2021

Joe Root kisses the badge after reaching 200

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Awarded the MBE in December 2019