Joseph Edward Root is an English international cricketer, who plays for the English cricket team and formerly captained the Test team. He is regarded as one of the best batsmen of the modern era. He also represents Yorkshire in English domestic cricket. Root is currently the leading run-scorer among all active batters and the tenth highest run-scorer of all time in Test cricket.
Root made his Test debut in 2012, his ODI debut in 2013, and played for the England Twenty20 International team between 2012 and 2019. He captained England's Test team between February 2017 and April 2022, and holds the records for most Test matches (64), wins (27) and losses (26) as England captain. On the occasion of England's 1,000th Test in 2018, Root was named in the country's greatest all-time Test XI by the England and Wales Cricket Board. He was the leading run-scorer of the England team that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He was named both the ICC Men's Test Cricketer of the Year and the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for 2021. In June 2022, he became the second batter for England, and fourteenth overall, to score 10,000 Test runs.
A right-handed batsman, Root originally played as an opener but has played the majority of his cricket for England in the middle order. He is England's second-highest run-scorer in Tests behind Alastair Cook] and England's second-highest run-scorer in ODIs behind Eoin Morgan. He holds the record for most ODI centuries for England with 16 and, along with James Anderson, holds the world record for highest tenth-wicket stand in Tests (198). Root also bowls occasional off spin.