Records Joe Root can script in the India-England Test series
England cricket team skipper Joe Root will be looking to make his presence felt in the upcoming four-match Test series against India, starting February 5. Root was terrific in the recently concluded two-Test series against Sri Lanka and got two big scores of 228 and 186. Root can script several top records in the upcoming series. We highlight the same.
Root has racked up 8,249 career Test runs at an average of 49.39. He is currently the fourth-highest scorer for England in Test cricket. Notably, Root can get past former wicket-keeper batsman Alex Stewart in terms of runs (8,463). Root has accumulated 19 tons and 49 fifties. He could become the second Englishman with 50 or more scores of fifties in Tests.
Root has featured in 99 career Test matches so far and is on the verge of getting to triple digits. Notably, he is set to become the 15th England cricketer to achieve this milestone.
In 16 Tests against India, Root has amassed 1,421 runs at an average of 56.84. He needs 79 more to register 1,500 runs against Team India. Root can become only the fourth Englishman to achieve 1,500-plus runs against India. He can also get past Kevin Pietersen's tally (1,581). He has four centuries and nine fifties against India.
Root needs 251 runs more to register the mark of 8,500 in Tests. He could become only the third England batsman to achieve this mark after Alastair Cook (12,472) and Graham Gooch (8,900).