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Joe Root

Joe Root

Born December 30, 1990 Sheffield, Yorkshire
Age 24 Years, 5 Months, 2 Days
National Side England
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank Test - 5, ODI - 17, World Cup - 17, T20I - 75
Bowling Rank Test - 92, ODI - NA, World Cup - NA, T20I - NA
Teams Played England, England A, England XI, Yorkshire, England, England Lions
Man of the Match Test - 4, ODI - 3, World Cup - 0, T20I - 0, CL - 0,
Career Span 2012 - 2015, 2013 - 2015, 2015, 2012 - 2014, 2012,

Joe Root has often been compared to Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan, two of Yorkshire's premium batsmen. The right-hand batsman was named in the U-19 squad for the World Cup in New Zealand after performing well against Bangladesh U-19 in 2009.

Joe Root OVERLALL STATS

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAvgS/RCtSt
Test 264772272200* v SL611240956.8050.11220
ODI 545051802121 v SL481341540.0480.48250
World Cup 650202121 v SL1019240.4084.1670
T20I 97218390* v AUS0122236.60126.2050
CL 4303625 v SYS0051 12.0083.7210

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w5wAvgE/RS/R
Test 27138.04333982/9 v AUS0042.372.45103.50
ODI 34130.02751122/15 v WI0062.585.7765.00
World Cup 49.005611/27 v SCO0056.006.2254.00
T20I 59.009641/13 v AUS0024.0010.6613.50
CL 45.004911/26 v MUM0049.009.8030.00

Joe Root AGAINST OPPOSITION

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Australia 9 18 2 531 180 1 2 61 / 2 33.18 37.65 4 0
India 6 9 3 611 154* 2 4 61 / 2 101.83 52.31 6 0
New Zealand 6 11 0 513 104 1 3 56 / 0 46.63 50.74 7 0
Sri Lanka 2 4 1 259 200* 1 0 24 / 0 86.33 56.79 1 0
West Indies 3 5 1 358 182* 1 2 38 / 5 89.50 73.21 4 0
Total 26 47 7 2272 200 v SL 6 11 240/9 71.49 54.14 22 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Australia 9 48.0 10 132 3 2/9 0 / 0 44.00 2.75 96.00
India 4 16.0 4 38 1 1/5 0 / 0 38.00 2.37 96.00
New Zealand 7 20.0 7 45 1 1/7 0 / 0 45.00 2.25 120.00
Sri Lanka 3 8.0 4 23 0 0/7 0 / 0 - 2.87 -
West Indies 4 46.0 18 101 3 2/22 0 / 0 33.66 2.19 92.00
Total 27 138.0 43 339 8 2/22 v WI 0/0 32.13 2.49 80.80

ODI

World Cup

T20I

CL

Joe Root LOCATION WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS 100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Away 11 20 3 731 182* v WI 1 4 70 / 6 43.00 44.60 7 0
Home 15 27 4 1541 200* v SL 5 7 170 / 3 67.00 53.22 15 0
Total 26 47 7 2272 200 v SL 6 11 240/9 55.00 48.91 22 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Away 14 89.0 25 235 3 2/9 v AUS 0 / 0 78.33 2.64 178.00
Home 13 49.0 18 104 5 2/9 v AUS 0 / 0 20.80 2.12 58.80
Total 27 138.0 43 339 8 2/9 v AUS 0/0 49.57 2.38 118.40

ODI

World Cup

T20I

CL

Joe Root YEAR WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
2012 1 2 1 93 73 v IND 0 1 5 / 1 93.00 32.63 - -
2013 14 27 2 862 180 v AUS 2 3 94 / 2 34.48 40.64 8 0
2014 7 11 3 777 200* v SL 3 3 80 / 1 97.12 58.02 7 0
2015 4 7 1 540 182* v WI 1 4 61 / 5 90.00 68.44 7 0
Total 26 47 7 2272 200 v SL 6 11 240/9 78.65 49.93 22 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
2012 1 1.0 0 5 0 0/5 v IND 0 / 0 - 5.00 -
2013 14 61.0 14 164 3 2/9 v AUS 0 / 0 54.66 2.68 122.00
2014 6 23.0 8 56 1 1/5 v IND 0 / 0 56.00 2.43 138.00
2015 6 53.0 21 114 4 2/22 v WI 0 / 0 28.50 2.15 79.50
Total 27 138.0 43 339 8 2/22 v WI 0/0 34.79 3.07 84.88

ODI

World Cup

T20I

CL

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
98(161) & 84(139) 0/6 & 1/7 v New Zealand May 21, 2015
33(35) & 1(13) 1/34 & 0/16 v West Indies May 01, 2015
182*(229) & DNB 0/29 v West Indies Apr 21, 2015
83(133) & 59(79) 2/22 v West Indies Apr 13, 2015
149*(165) - v India Aug 15, 2014

JOE ROOT's profile

Joe Root has often been compared to Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan, two of Yorkshire's premium batsmen. The right-hand batsman was named in the U-19 squad for the World Cup in New Zealand after performing well against Bangladesh U-19 in 2009.

Root scored close to a 1000 runs for Yorkshire's first XI in 2009 and was given a chance to play for the England Lions. He made his first-class debut in 2010, and since then became a regular in the Lions setup. Impressing batting coach Graham Thorpe, Root scored 964 first-class runs in the season with a highest score of 222 against Hampshire. In 2012, the 21-year old was then handed a deserving berth in the national squad for the Test series against India, in place of retired Andrew Strauss along with a place in Yorkshire's T20 squad for the Champions League T20 that preceded the Indian tour. Root was drafted into the playing XI for the final Test during the historic tour of India in 2012 and impressed instantly on debut with his skilled batting in the one Test and his handy bowling in the shorter formats.

Ashes fame was to follow soon when Root scored 180 in the second Ashes Test at Lord's and gained truck-loads of respect for his maturity and temperament. The following Ashes had very little on the platter for Root as he and all other English batsmen included, couldn't handle the heat from the Australian quicks, losing the series 5-0. However, Root is currently one of England's most promising youngsters and is also being seen as a future prospect as captain.