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Joe Root is one of the 15 players who have been named in the England squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Joe Root, who made his one-day international debut on 11-Jan-13, had played 127 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 120 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 5097 runs, having faced 5877 balls, at an average of 50.47 and a strike rate of 86.73. He was unbeaten in 19 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 133*. He had 14 centuries and 29 half-centuries to his name. In the bowling department, Joe Root had bowled 1342 balls and taken 20 wickets while conceding a total of 1299 runs. He had an average of 64.95 and an economy rate of 5.81 His best ODI bowling performance was 3/1.

Joe Root is an English international cricketer who is the current captain of the England Test team. He also represents Yorkshire domestically. He is often regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. Root is currently ranked fourth in Test batting and fourth in ODI batting rankings according to the ICC Player Rankings.

The right-handed batsman made his debut for England in the 2012 Test series in India and made his ODI and Twenty20 International debuts on the same tour, before scoring his maiden Test century at his home ground of Headingley the following spring against New Zealand.
Root was selected for the Under 19 Cricket World Cup, in New Zealand, making an unbeaten 70 in a victory against Hong Kong as England progressed to the quarter finals before being eliminated by the West Indies.
Having marked his County Championship debut at the onset of 2011, Root established himself as a reliable batsman. The big breakthrough ensued in the following season when Root cracked an undefeated 222 in the County Championship encounter against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl. 
Root's was picked for England's historic Indian sojourn in 2012 where the team won the series. In the subsequent ODI series, Root compiled four successive scores of 30 plus, including his maiden half-century in the fourth ODI. 
Root was intreumental in 2013 Ashes series where he made 180 in the second innings of the second Test at Lord's. he continued to score with the bat during the Champions Trophy, hitting 173 runs, the most by an Englishman.
Root was a part of England's squad to West Indies where he ended up as the highest run-getter, including his maiden century in the fourth ODI. Root was also adjudged as the Player of the Series. Root was ruled out of the World T20 tournament due to injury. 
In 2014, Root hit an unbeaten 200 against Sri Lanka at Lord's and followed it up with two more hundreds against India. He has also been the standout in the 50-over format and was named in the 15-member squad for the 2019 World Cup.
Root scored a career-best 254 against Pakistan at Lord's. Root started the 2016 series against India with a hundred and ended the series with 491 runs at an average of 49.10.
Root came under the scanner after England's drubbing against Australia in the Ashes series under his captaincy. Root has proved his mettle with the red ball and has been decent in the white ball game.


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