Joe Root      

Full name Joseph Edward Root

Born December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Current age 29 years 265 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 97 177 14 7823 254 47.99 14356 54.49 17 49 878 22 124 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 157 273 25 11911 254 48.02 21438 55.56 27 66 1381 33 163 0
List A 188 178 27 7246 133* 47.98 8461 85.63 17 42 598 49 86 0
T20s 76 70 13 1837 92* 32.22 1430 128.46 0 12 206 27 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 97 87 2732 1444 29 4/87 4/112 49.79 3.17 94.2 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 157 146 4665 2461 49 4/5 4/5 50.22 3.16 95.2 2 0 0
List A 188 93 2139 1990 40 3/52 3/52 49.75 5.58 53.4 0 0 0
T20s 76 35 342 499 16 2/7 2/7 31.18 8.75 21.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Nagpur, Dec 13-17, 2012 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Southampton, Aug 21-25, 2020 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 England v Pakistan at Southampton, Aug 21-25, 2020 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 Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester, Sep 17, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
65, 0/23 Yorkshire v Notts Nottingham 31 Aug 2020 T20
64, 2/7 Yorkshire v Derbyshire Leeds 30 Aug 2020 T20
29, 1/17 England v Pakistan Southampton 21 Aug 2020 Test # 2393
9* England v Pakistan Southampton 13 Aug 2020 Test # 2392
0/25, 14, 42 England v Pakistan Manchester 5 Aug 2020 Test # 2391
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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Sep 17, 2020

Joe Root flicks off his pads, Lancashire v Yorkshire, Vitality Blast, Old Trafford, September 17, 2020

Joe Root flicks off his pads

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Sep 16, 2020

Joe Root claimed quick wickets to put England in command, England v Australia, 3rd ODI, Emirates Old Trafford, September 16, 2020

Joe Root claimed quick wickets to put England in command

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Sep 16, 2020

Joe Root's lean summer ended with a first-ball duck, England v Australia, 3rd ODI, Emirates Old Trafford, September 16, 2020

Joe Root's lean summer ended with a first-ball duck

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Awarded the MBE in December 2019