Connect with us

Article

Joe Root Magic Continues: ENG vs SL Test Series

Joe Root’s amazing start of the new year. Root on the verge of scoring yet another double century.

Joe Root England Captain ENG Vs SA, Live Cricket Streaming

England’s Test cricket team captain Joe Root is one of the best batsman in world cricket. His consistency with the bat has been magnificent ever since he made his debut in the International cricket on 13-December 2012 against India.

Also Read: Joe Root Left out of England squad, Yet again!

Thirty years of age, Root plays in the middle order for England and is the most dependable batsman of England cricket team. However, since Root’s debut 2020 was the first year in which Joe Root didn’t manage to score a Test century. This was mainly due to the fact that Team England didn’t play much Test Cricket in year 2020 due to COVID19 pandemic. Root appeared in 13 innings and score 4 fifties.

Year 2021 has brought new hopes for everyone and same is the case with Joe Root. Root has started off his new year with a fantastic century in first test against Sri Lanka.

Joe Root played splendidly well against the Sri Lankans in their home conditions. A pitch that was not looking to be a batting friendly resulted in Sri Lanka only managing to score 135 runs in the first Innings. England lost both of its openers early. Zak Crawley and Sibley both got out to L Embuldeniya. Joe Root came out earlier than he would have liked, But he came in and played an anchor role for his team.

Joe Root played a wonderful knock and scored 168 runs with the help of 12 boundaries. This was Root’s 18th century in Test cricket.

Why Joe Root is such a great player?

Many regard Joe Root as the best English batsman in decades. His conversion rate hasn’t been as great as it used to be up till 2015. This big hundred will bring in more confidence for root who struggled previous year.

Root is also named in the list of top four batsman of the current generation (Fabulous Four) along with Virat Kohli, Steven Smith, and Kane Williamson.

Joe Root average might have dropped in the recent years but he is still the best English batsman. What makes him great is that he does not have the luxury of cricket greats besides him like some of the other English captains had in their time. For example Vaughn had Alastair cook, Ian bell, Kevin Peterson and others. It is not the case with Root who is himself the main player of the team and bares most of the batting responsibility upon his shoulders along with the captaincy.

Joe Root’s highest score in the Test cricket 254 against Pakistan in 2016. Root now has another chance of getting passed his own record in this Test match against Sri Lanka. Let us see if Joe Root will be able to convert this 168 into a big double century tomorrow? We will find that out soon.

Joe Root’s Test stats and records.

Joe Root has achieved several milestones and records in Test Cricket. He has a good batting average of in Test matches

FormatMatchesInningsNot OutsRunsHighest ScoreAverageStrike Rate100s50s
Test971771478232544854.51749
Joe Root In Test Format

Below are some of the records and achievements of Joe Root

  • Whenever Root scores a century England never looses the match. This fact is still standing true.
  • Root is also the youngest English player to score a century in Ashes.

Awards won by Joe Root.

There are many International award given to Joe Root for his remarkable batting performances over the eight years of his career. Here are some of the top awards received by Joe Root. Root won most of his awards in the year 2015 when he took the cricket world by storm with his splendid batting ability.

  • Name in ICC Test Team of the Year in 2014, 2015, and in 2016.
  • Root was named as “Wisden Cricketer of the Year Award” in 2014.
  • Joe Root was named in ICC ODI Team of the Year in 2015, and in year 2018.
  • Root got the award of England’s Test Cricketer of the Year in 2015.
  • Root also won the title of England’s Limited-Overs Cricketer of the Year in 2015.
  • Joe Root was named Fan’s Player of the Year in 2015.

Joe Root’s batting average has declined drastically since he became the captain of England cricket team. Here are the numbers to prove this fact.

RoleInningsRunsAverage100s
AS CAPTAIN773,19142.546
NOT AS CAPTAIN984,59452.811
Root as Captain vs Not Captain

However, Regardless of this many believe that Root is the England’s best available option for captaincy right now. Root has started the new year with a very promising start with the bat. Lets see if he manages to bank upon this brilliant performance and improve his batting numbers even further.

Useful links:

Live Cricket Stream
Live Cricket Streaming of Match today
Upcoming Cricket Matches
Match Results
Fixtures
Cricket News
Cricket Rankings
Live Cricket Stream of India Matches
Live Cricket Streaming in USA
Cricket Teams

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

2nd Test 07:30 AM 07 May 2021
PAK 8d-510(147.1)
ZIM 132 & 9-220(60.4 & 63.0)

Harare Sports Club

Stumps

Match 39 14:00 PM 10 May 2021
KKR 0-0(0)
MI 0-0(0)

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium

UPCOMING

Match 40 14:00 PM 11 May 2021
RAJ 0-0(0)
DEL 0-0(0)

Eden Gardens

UPCOMING

Match 41 14:00 PM 12 May 2021
KKR 0-0(0)
CHE 0-0(0)

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium

UPCOMING

10:00 AM 13 May 2021
DER 0-0(0)
ESS 0-0(0)

The Cloudfm County Ground

UPCOMING

10:00 AM 13 May 2021
KEN 0-0(0)
SUS 0-0(0)

The 1st Central County Ground

UPCOMING

10:00 AM 06 May 2021
SRY 324(87.5)
LEI 496(141.2)

Uptonsteel County Ground

Match Drawn

10:00 AM 06 May 2021
GLA 344(109.5)
LAN 9d-301(94.3)

Emirates Old Trafford

Match Drawn

10:00 AM 06 May 2021
ESS 99 & 194(41.0 & 85.2)
NOT 323(86.0)

Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire win by an innings and 30 runs

10:00 AM 06 May 2021
WOR 8d-364(113.0)
WAR 343 & 3-70(117.2 & 25.0)

Edgbaston

Match Drawn

10:00 AM 06 May 2021
GLO 273 & 3-93(87.2 & 26.2)
MSX 210 & 152(80.5 & 51.1)

Lord's

Gloucestershire win by 7 wickets

10:00 AM 06 May 2021
KEN 305(111.3)
YRK 321(105.3)

Emerald Headingley

Match Drawn

T20 Match 13 14:00 PM 29 February 2020
Islamabad United
Peshawar Zalmi

Match Abandoned

Match Abandoned

T20 Match 25 14:00 PM 11 March 2020
Quetta Gladiators
Multan Sultans

Match Abandoned

Match Abandoned

T20 Qualifier 10:00 AM 14 November 2020
Multan Sultans 141/7 (20.0)
Karachi Kings 141/8 (20.0)

Match Ended

Multan Sultans tied with Karachi Kings (Karachi Kings win Super Over by 4 runs)

T20 Eliminator 1 15:00 PM 14 November 2020
Lahore Qalandars 171/5 (19.0)
Peshawar Zalmi 170/9 (20.0)

Match Ended

Lahore Qalandars beat Peshawar Zalmi by 5 wickets

Advertisement

CRICKET LATEST NEWS

More in Article