100 Tests

It will be another 100 for Joe Root on Friday. This time it’s not the celebration of a century by Joe, but the achievement of playing in 100 Tests when he captains England in Chennai.

When the first Test vs. India gets under way Joe will become just the fourteenth England player to reach 100 caps. He goes into the series vs. India in stunning form after two recent innings of 228 and 186 across two Tests in Galle. These two-masterclasses in batting, on turning pitches, were crucial in England’s 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka.

Joe is currently fourth in the list of all time England run scorers and he has third placed Alex Stewart is now well within his sights.

In his 99 Test match career, which began on the 2012 tour of India, Joe has scored 19 centuries, 49 fifties and averages 49.39 with the bat. He has also taken 131 Test match catches and 31 wickets with best figures of 4-87. Other than Bangladesh and Ireland Joe has made a century against every Test playing country. His highest Test score of 254 came in England’s win over Pakistan in 2016.

England supporters will be hoping Joe’s batting adds may more Test runs to his current total of 8249 during the upcoming series vs India.

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