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Joe Root

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
England, England A, England XI, Yorkshire, England Under-19, England Lions
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
38
Bowling:
0
Batting:
43
Bowling:
0
Batting:
93
Bowling:
0
Home country:
England
Born:
December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire

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.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 15 29 955 3 36.73 39.69 2 4 180
ODI 26 25 853 3 38.77 78.11 1 5 107
T20 7 5 152 2 50.66 139.45 0 1 90*
CLT20 4 3 36 0 12 83.72 0 0 25
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 15 15 372 169 3 2/9 / 56.33 2.72 0 0 0 0
ODI 26 18 474 471 10 2/15 / 47.1 5.96 0 0 0 8
T20 7 4 42 80 3 1/13 / 26.66 11.42 0 0 0 1
CLT20 4 4 30 49 1 1/26 / 49 9.8 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 8 0 0
ODI 10 0 0
T20 4 0 1
CLT20 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2012-2013
 
ODI:
2013-2014
 
T20:
2012-2014
 
CLT20:
2012-2012
Test
Debut:
England Vs India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur - Dec 13, 2012
Last played:
England Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Dec 26, 2013
ODI
Debut:
England Vs India at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
Last played:
England Vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua - Mar 05, 2014
T20
Debut:
England Vs India at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - Dec 22, 2012
Last played:
England Vs Australia at Stadium Australia, Sydney - Feb 02, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Yorkshire Vs Sydney Sixers at Newlands, Cape Town - Oct 16, 2012
Last played:
Yorkshire Vs Chennai at Kingsmead, Durban - Oct 22, 2012
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