Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 28 years 19 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

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 77 141 12 6508 254 50.44 11697 55.63 15 41 737 19 85 0
ODIs 121 115 19 4946 133* 51.52 5722 86.43 13 29 392 40 56 0
T20Is 28 26 4 787 90* 35.77 612 128.59 0 4 80 16 15 0
First-class 134 233 22 10297 254 48.80 18252 56.41 24 56 1208 29 122 0
List A 160 153 25 6230 133* 48.67 7323 85.07 14 38 508 45 68 0
T20s 68 62 12 1513 92* 30.26 1193 126.82 0 8 168 24 29 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 77 68 1878 939 20 2/9 2/9 46.95 3.00 93.9 0 0 0
ODIs 121 60 1342 1299 20 3/52 3/52 64.95 5.80 67.1 0 0 0
T20Is 28 9 84 139 6 2/9 2/9 23.16 9.92 14.0 0 0 0
First-class 134 122 3523 1793 40 4/5 4/5 44.82 3.05 88.0 1 0 0
List A 160 85 1929 1798 34 3/52 3/52 52.88 5.59 56.7 0 0 0
T20s 68 31 264 415 10 2/9 2/9 41.50 9.43 26.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Dec 13-17, 2012 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Nov 23-26, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Rajkot, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Oct 23, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v England at Mumbai, Dec 22, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I England v India at Cardiff, Jul 6, 2018 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 Colombo (SSC), Nov 23-26, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Essex at Leeds, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Oct 23, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat at Sydney, Jan 8, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
87, 3/12 England v WICB XI Cave Hill 15 Jan 2019 Other
0/7, 0* Syd Thunder v Heat Sydney 8 Jan 2019 T20
26 Syd Thunder v Melb Stars Carrara 5 Jan 2019 T20
5 Syd Thunder v Scorchers Sydney 2 Jan 2019 T20
18 Syd Thunder v Strikers Adelaide 31 Dec 2018 T20
17 Syd Thunder v Hurricanes Hobart 28 Dec 2018 T20
9 Syd Thunder v Syd Sixers Sydney 24 Dec 2018 T20
18 Syd Thunder v Melb Stars Canberra 21 Dec 2018 T20
46, 0/4, 7 England v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 23 Nov 2018 Test # 2329
14, 1/26, 124, 0/15 England v Sri Lanka Pallekele 14 Nov 2018 Test # 2326
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 15, 2019

Joe Root pulls through the leg side, WI President's XI v England XI, tour match, 1st day, 3Ws Oval, January 15, 2019

Joe Root pulls through the leg side

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Jan 2, 2019

Joe Root endured a tough trot in the Big Bash, January 2, 2018

Joe Root endured a tough trot in the Big Bash

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Nov 26, 2018

Jos Buttler and Joe Root soak up England's success, Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 4th day, November 26, 2018

Jos Buttler and Joe Root soak up England's success

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014