Cricket Players In Profile: Joe Root

Cricket Players In Profile: Joe Root

Cricket is back in full swing for 2023, and while generally, the Eastern world dominates the cricket scene a lot, we have our eyes on England this year. Since England won the Cricket World Cup in 2019, we have hope they may be able to do it again this year!

Cricket betting odds are hot at the moment and while they may not be in England’s favor, there is plenty of time for things to change. 

So far they have not done too badly in 2023. They faced Bangladesh 6 times in March, winning 2 of the games, one of which was won by 132 runs! 

On England’s team, there are some great athletes, however, we want to consider one of the top cricket players around at the moment. Of course, we are talking about Joe Root. 

If you are not familiar with him, learn some more by reading on!

Who Is Joe Root?

Joe Root is an English international cricketer, who plays for the English cricket team, and formerly captained the Test team. He is seen as one of the best batsmen of our time. He represents Yorkshire in domestic cricket as well. 

He is the leading run-scorer among active batsmen at the time of writing. 

Joe Root made his test debut in 2012, as well as his ODI debut in 2013. He also played for England’s Twenty20 International team from 2012 until 2019. He captained the Test team for England from 2017 February until April 2022, holding the record for the most Test matches, wins, and losses as an England captain. 

He is a right-handed batsman. He also originally played as an opener, however, he played the vast majority of his career with England in the middle order. 

Being Alastair Cook he is the next best run-scorer in Tests, and behind Eoin Morgan is also the second-highest run-scorer in ODI’s! 

What Do We Know About Joe Root?

Joe Root is 32 years old, and is right-handed, playing with a right arm off-break when he bowls. He has played for England since 2012, doing his Test debut on the 13th of December against India. 

Domestically he has played for 5 teams, playing for Yorkshire since 2009, Sydney Thunder in 2018/2019, the Trent Rockets since 2021, the Dubai Capitals since 2023, and the Rajasthan Royals since 2023.

Career Stats

To understand how good a player he is, let’s take a look at his stats, knowing his stats will help sports betting understand how he may be significant in the following year of cricket!

Overall Career Stats

Competition TypeTestODIFCT201
Runs Scored10,9486,20715,561893
Batting Average50.2250.0549.4035.72
Top Score25413325490
Balls Bowled4,5201,5536,74784
5 wickets in innings1010
Bowling average45.8357.5048.3323.16
10 wickets in a match0000
Best Bowling5/83/525/82/9

Betting Career Stats

Matches played12915832
# of innings batted23714730
# of Not Outs19235
# of runs scored109486207893
Highest score25413390
Batting average50.2250.0635.72
# of balls forced195037140707
Batting strike rate56.1386.93126.31
# of 100s scored29160
# of 200s scored500

Bowling Career Stats

Matches played12915832
# of innings bowled128699
# of balls bowled4520155384
# of runs conceded24291494139
Best bowling in innings5/83/522/9
Best bowling in match5/333/522/9
Bowling average45.8357.4623.17
Bowling strike rate85.2859.7314.0

Fun Joe Root Facts!

Want to know a bit more about Joe Root? Or, perhaps you are a fan who is interested in some extra information about this cricket legend, beyond his statistics. 

Whatever the case, we have some Joe Root facts for you! 

  1. Cricket is in his blood. Joe Root’s grandfather used to captain Rotterdam in the Yorkshire League, while his father played for Sheffield Collegiate Cricket. His younger brother is also a pro cricket player too!
  2. He played in the 2008 U-19 World Cup for England, he did not have a great time at the bat though.
  3. He played his first international match in a Test match against India in 2012, and was very impressive, making 73 runs.
  4. He is the 3rd top run-getter for England in the test, getting 13 runs behind Graham Gooch.
  5. He made his debut in all 3 formats against India!


There is no doubt in our minds that Joe Root is an incredible player, however, we are yet to see if his skill will be impactful in the next World Cup!