Full Name Joseph Edward Root
Born December 30, 1990
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Age 28 Years, 11 Months, 13 Days
National Side England
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank Test - 7, ODI - 8, World Cup - 8, T20I - 24, CL - NA
Bowling Rank Test - 89, ODI - NA, World Cup - NA, T20I - NA, CL - NA
Teams Played England, England A, England XI, Yorkshire, England Under-19, Sydney Thunder, England Lions
Man of the Match Test - 8, ODI - 10, World Cup - 1, T20I - 2, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2012 - 2019], [ODI, 2013 - 2019], [World Cup, 2015 - 2019], [T20I, 2012 - 2019], [CL, 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.

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Joe Root Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 88 162 12 7282 254 v PAK 17 45 816 20 48.54 54.40 107 0
ODI 143 135 21 5856 133* v BAN 16 33 475 43 51.36 87.37 74 0
World Cup 17 16 2 758 121 v SL 3 3 67 4 54.14 88.03 20 0
T20I 32 30 5 893 90* v AUS 0 5 92 16 35.72 126.30 18 0
CL 4 3 0 36 25 v SYS 0 0 5 1 12.00 83.72 1 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 77 381 73 1212 24 2/9 v AUS 0 0 50.50 3.18 95.25
ODI 64 235.4 2 1364 22 3/52 v IRE 1 0 62.00 5.78 64.27
World Cup 7 19 0 111 3 2/27 v WI 0 0 37.00 5.84 38.00
T20I 9 14 0 139 6 2/9 v WI 0 0 23.16 9.92 14.00
CL 4 5 0 49 1 1/26 v MI 0 0 49.00 9.80 30.00

Joe Root 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 the added responsibility of captaincy has taken his game up a notch.


Root faced issues regarding his conversion rate and that hit his captaincy a bit. Although he still was one of the top run-scorers for England in the 2017/18 Ashes, he didn't manage a single century. That hurt England's chances as they went down 0-4 against their arch-rivals. Series defeat in New Zealand followed and then England only managed a draw in a home Test series against Pakistan, raising questions over Root's leadership. But a thumping 4-1 win against India restored faith in Joe Root as he took a big step ahead towards taking England to glory.

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