As England all-time leading Test cricket run-scorer Alastair Cook stepped down from captaincy after the 2016-17 tour of India, Joe Root was all set to take the charge of the Three Lions. Right from a young age, Root displayed tremendous maturity to acclaim himself to be a leader of the lot. However, along with the authority, came a heap of responsibilities. He remained consistent but started receiving constant criticism for poor conversion rate of century from a fifty. He made his Test debut against India at Nagpur in December 2012, followed by T20I beginning at Mumbai. He played his first ODI match in the same series against Inia at Rajkot in January 2013.read more
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The visitors set a target of 378 for England and they comfortably chased it down with seven wickets in hand. Before this England had chased down 359 at Headingley against Australia in the 2019-20 Ashes series.
Root crossed the 10,000 Test runs mark earlier this year and has earned himself a place in the elite group of Test players.
IND vs ENG: Root reached his 28th Test hundred in just 136 deliveries vs India at Edgbaston, took the steam out of India's defence, and made a strong statement - There's no one better than him in Test cricket right now.
Earlier in this series, Root crossed the 10,000 runs landmark and now is just 5000 runs away from Sachin Tendulkar's record for most test runs.
Fans who came to watch the Lord's Test between England and New Zealand on day four were refunded the amount they paid to get the tickets.
Root broke several records on his way and made new ones as England beat New Zealand by 5 wickets at Lord's
Joe Root reached the elite 10,000-run club with a sensational century in the fourth innings of the Lord's Test against New Zealand.
Joe Root received a hero's welcome with all his teammates hugging and congratulating him for a spectacular 100 vs NZ at Lord's.
High pressure, Lord's Cricket Ground, first test under a new captain, team reeling at 69/4, and what does Joe Root do?
England made short work of New Zealand on the morning of day 4 to win the Lord's Test, and go one up in the three-match series.
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Heading into day 4 and with Root at the crease, England need 61 runs to win the Lord's Test against New Zealand.
Ben Stokes will be among the favourites to take over as captain, although the all-rounder has just returned to the team after a spell out for mental-health reasons.
England is currently bottom of the World Test Championship table, with 10 points from ten games and a win percentage of 9.25 per cent.
The Australian legend pointed out the contrasts in Kohli and Root's styles of captaincy and its corresponding efficacy.
The 27-year-old Azam, who clinched the ICC ODI Cricketer of 2021 award, scored 405 runs in six games at an average of 67.50 in 2021.
Last week, Root said he was considering entering the mega auction but added he would look to play in the tournament only if it does not distract him from his Test career.
Considered one of the modern greats of the game, Root is yet to play in the IPL after going unsold in the 2018 auction.
Khawaja was ignored for the first three Ashes Tests and included in the playing XI after middle-order batter and first Test centurion Travis Head tested positive for COVID-19 after the Boxing Day Test.