Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 29 years 93 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 92 169 12 7599 254 48.40 13931 54.54 17 48 856 21 114 0
ODIs 146 137 21 5922 133* 51.05 6775 87.40 16 33 478 43 74 0
T20Is 32 30 5 893 90* 35.72 707 126.30 0 5 92 16 18 0
First-class 153 266 23 11789 254 48.51 21152 55.73 28 65 1368 32 153 0
List A 185 175 27 7206 133* 48.68 8376 86.03 17 42 594 48 86 0
T20s 72 66 13 1619 92* 30.54 1288 125.69 0 9 180 24 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 92 83 2646 1402 28 4/87 4/112 50.07 3.17 94.5 1 0 0
ODIs 146 67 1504 1445 24 3/52 3/52 60.20 5.76 62.6 0 0 0
T20Is 32 9 84 139 6 2/9 2/9 23.16 9.92 14.0 0 0 0
First-class 153 142 4579 2419 48 4/5 4/5 50.39 3.16 95.3 2 0 0
List A 185 92 2091 1944 38 3/52 3/52 51.15 5.57 55.0 0 0 0
T20s 72 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 South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 24-27, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Rajkot, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 9, 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 Board President's XI v England at Colombo (PSS), Mar 12-15, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Yorkshire v Essex at Leeds, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 9, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard
Last T20s England v Pakistan at Cardiff, May 5, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
102 England v SLC-BP-XI Colombo (PSS) 12 Mar 2020 FC
78, 0/26 England v SLC XI Katunayake 7 Mar 2020 Other
0/42, 49 England v South Africa Johannesburg 9 Feb 2020 ODI # 4242
1/4 England v South Africa Durban 7 Feb 2020 ODI # 4238
17, 1/35 England v South Africa Cape Town 4 Feb 2020 ODI # 4234
91 England v CSA Inv XI Paarl 1 Feb 2020 Other OD
0 England v CSA Inv XI Paarl 31 Jan 2020 Other OD
59, 58, 0/37 England v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Jan 2020 Test # 2382
27, 0/25, 4/87 England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 16 Jan 2020 Test # 2380
35, 0/4, 61, 0/11 England v South Africa Cape Town 3 Jan 2020 Test # 2379
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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Mar 13, 2020

Joe Root addresses his players, SLC Board President's XI v England, Day 2, Colombo, March 13, 2020

Joe Root reacts to the cancellation of England's Test series

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Mar 13, 2020

Joe Root addresses his players, SLC Board President's XI v England, Day 2, Colombo, March 13, 2020

Joe Root leads his team off the field after the postponement of their Test series is confirmed

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Mar 13, 2020

Joe Root addresses his players, SLC Board President's XI v England, Day 2, Colombo, March 13, 2020

England head off the field after the postponement of their Test series is confirmed

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Awarded the MBE in December 2019