Name: Joe Root
Date of birth: 30/12/1990
International Team: England
Domestic Team: Yorkshire
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
|Career Span:||2012-2013||Innings Bowled:||12|
|Highest Score:||180||Best bowling in Innings:||2/9|
|Career Span:||2013-2013||Innings Bowled:||13|
|Highest Score:||79||Best bowling in Innings:||1/20|
County Season Overview
|Career Span:||2013-2013||Innings Bowled:||10|
|Highest Score:||236||Best bowling in Innings:||4/72|
|Career Span:||2013-2013||Innings Bowled:||2|
|Highest Score:||10||Best bowling in Innings:||1/7|
Full International Career History
|Nov 21 2013||Australia||Brisbane Cricket Ground||1||2|
|Aug 21 2013||Australia||The Kia Oval||1||68|
|Aug 9 2013||Australia||Emirates Durham ICG||1||16|
|Aug 1 2013||Australia||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester||1||8|
|Jul 18 2013||Australia||Lord's||1||6|
|Jul 10 2013||Australia||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||1||30|
|May 24 2013||New Zealand||Headingley Carnegie||1||104|
|May 16 2013||New Zealand||Lord's||1||40|
|Mar 21 2013||New Zealand||Eden Park, Auckland||1||45|
|Mar 13 2013||New Zealand||Basin Reserve, Wellington||1||10|
|Mar 5 2013||New Zealand||University Oval||1||4|
|Dec 13 2012||India||Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium||1||73|
|Nov 21 2013||Australia||Brisbane Cricket Ground||1||0/5|
|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|
|Mar 5 2013||New Zealand||University Oval||1||0/8|
|Dec 13 2012||India||Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium||1||0/5|
|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|
|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|
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