Joe Root

Joe Root

Player Details

Name: Joe Root

Date of birth: 30/12/1990

International Team: England

Domestic Team: Yorkshire

Role: Batsman

Bowling Style: Off break

Batting Style: Right-hand

You are going to see an awful lot of young Joe Root in the next 15 years.

The Yorkshire star, 22, could turn out to be an England great. The clamour to move him up from No 6 to open the innings - his natural position - will become deafening if Nick Compton has a couple of early failures. At some stage, not necessarily this summer, England will have to bite the bullet, and send him out first.

In the same class bracket as Michael Vaughan, who, like Root attended Sheffield Collegiate. Vaughan was never a hugely prolific scorer in county cricket either.

Affectionately named the 'Milkybar Kid' by his team-mates, Root worked his way through the England age groups, but one innings last summer was to make everyone realise he was something special.

Root scored 222no out of Yorkshire's total of 350-9 against Hampshire, with the likes of James Tomlinson, Dimitri Mascarenhas, David Balcombe and Kabir Ali - all top county pros - moving the ball all over the place. The next highest score was 37.

It was an astonishing innings and England picked him for their daunting tour of India. On his debut, in Nagpur, he scored 73 off 229 balls, the sixth-longest maiden innings in terms of balls faced in England Test history.

He kept his place in New Zealand, and whilst he did not go well in the Tests - 88 runs in five innings - he played superbly in the ODI series in India and New Zealand and it was clear the boy was a 'bit special.'

In his first home series, he chalked up the first of what will be many, many Test centuries against New Zealand at, naturally, Headingley.

He's tall, technically very correct, but he does not hit the ball particularly hard - he's more of a patient accumulator. And - like Vaughan - he bowls handy off-spin too.

International Career Overview

TEST MATCH OVERVIEW

Batting Bowling
Career Span: 2012-2013 Innings Bowled: 15
Matches: 15 Overs: 62.0
Innings: 29 Runs Conceded: 169
Not Outs: 3 Average: 56.33
Runs: 955 Economy Rate: 2.73
Highest Score: 180 Best bowling in Innings: 2/9
Average: 36.73
50s: 4
100s: 2
Ducks: 1
Caught Out: 18
Stumped Out: 0

ODI MATCH OVERVIEW

Batting Bowling
Career Span: 2013-2014 Innings Bowled: 18
Matches: 26 Overs: 79.0
Innings: 25 Runs Conceded: 471
Not Outs: 3 Average: 47.1
Runs: 853 Economy Rate: 5.96
Highest Score: 107 Best bowling in Innings: 2/15
Average: 38.77
50s: 5
100s: 1
Ducks: 1
Caught Out: 12
Stumped Out: 0

Full International Career History

TEST MATCH (BATTING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Score
Dec 25 2013 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 24
2 15
Dec 13 2013 Australia WACA Ground 1 4
2 19
Dec 5 2013 Australia Adelaide Oval 1 15
2 87
Nov 21 2013 Australia Brisbane Cricket Ground 1 2
2 26*
Aug 21 2013 Australia The Kia Oval 1 68
2 11
Aug 9 2013 Australia Emirates Durham ICG 1 16
2 2
Aug 1 2013 Australia Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 8
2 13*
Jul 18 2013 Australia Lord's 1 6
2 180
Jul 10 2013 Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 30
2 5
May 24 2013 New Zealand Headingley Carnegie 1 104
2 28
May 16 2013 New Zealand Lord's 1 40
2 71
Mar 21 2013 New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 1 45
2 29
Mar 13 2013 New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington 1 10
Mar 5 2013 New Zealand University Oval 1 4
2 0
Dec 13 2012 India Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium 1 73
2 20*

TEST MATCH (BOWLING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Figures
Dec 25 2013 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 2 0/8
Dec 13 2013 Australia WACA Ground 1 0/4
2 0/24
Nov 21 2013 Australia Brisbane Cricket Ground 1 0/5
2 0/57
Aug 9 2013 Australia Emirates Durham ICG 2 0/1
Aug 1 2013 Australia Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 0/18
Jul 18 2013 Australia Lord's 2 2/9
Jul 10 2013 Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham 2 1/6
May 24 2013 New Zealand Headingley Carnegie 2 0/1
Mar 21 2013 New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 1 0/5
Mar 13 2013 New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington 1 0/6
2 0/12
Mar 5 2013 New Zealand University Oval 1 0/8
Dec 13 2012 India Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium 1 0/5

ODI MATCH (BATTING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Score
Mar 5 2014 West Indies Sir Vivian Richards Stadium 1 107
Mar 2 2014 West Indies Sir Vivian Richards Stadium 1 23
Feb 28 2014 West Indies Sir Vivian Richards Stadium 1 37
Jan 26 2014 Australia Adelaide Oval 1 55
Jan 17 2014 Australia Brisbane Cricket Ground 1 2
Jan 12 2014 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 3
Sep 16 2013 Australia The Ageas Bowl 1 21
Sep 14 2013 Australia The Swalec Stadium 1 0
Sep 11 2013 Australia Edgbaston 1 12
Sep 8 2013 Australia Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 3
Jun 23 2013 India Edgbaston 1 7
Jun 19 2013 South Africa The Kia Oval 1 48
Jun 16 2013 New Zealand The Swalec Stadium 1 38
Jun 13 2013 Sri Lanka The Kia Oval 1 68
Jun 8 2013 Australia Edgbaston 1 12
Jun 5 2013 New Zealand Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 33
Jun 2 2013 New Zealand The Ageas Bowl 1 28
May 31 2013 New Zealand Lord's 1 30
Feb 23 2013 New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 1 28*
Feb 20 2013 New Zealand McLean Park, Napier 1 79*
Feb 17 2013 New Zealand Seddon Park 1 56
Jan 27 2013 India Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium 1 31
Jan 23 2013 India Punjab Cricket Association Stadium 1 57*
Jan 19 2013 India HEC International Cricket Stadium Complex 1 39
Jan 15 2013 India Nehru Stadium, Kochi 1 36
Jan 11 2013 India Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium 1 DNB
Jan 26 2010 New Zealand Under 19s Jade Stadium, Christchurch 1 32

ODI MATCH (BOWLING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Figures
Mar 5 2014 West Indies Sir Vivian Richards Stadium 1 1/24
Mar 2 2014 West Indies Sir Vivian Richards Stadium 1 2/15
Feb 28 2014 West Indies Sir Vivian Richards Stadium 1 1/47
Jan 17 2014 Australia Brisbane Cricket Ground 1 2/46
Jan 12 2014 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 1/11
Sep 16 2013 Australia The Ageas Bowl 1 1/58
Sep 14 2013 Australia The Swalec Stadium 1 0/9
Sep 8 2013 Australia Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 0/13
Jun 19 2013 South Africa The Kia Oval 1 0/22
Jun 13 2013 Sri Lanka The Kia Oval 1 0/27
Jun 8 2013 Australia Edgbaston 1 1/20
Jun 5 2013 New Zealand Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 1/34
Jun 2 2013 New Zealand The Ageas Bowl 1 0/16
May 31 2013 New Zealand Lord's 1 0/15
Jan 27 2013 India Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium 1 0/34
Jan 23 2013 India Punjab Cricket Association Stadium 1 0/24
Jan 15 2013 India Nehru Stadium, Kochi 1 0/5
Jan 11 2013 India Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium 1 0/51