Joe Root (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Chennai, 10 February: England captain Joe Root’s bat runs well on Indian pitches and he has scored 842 runs in seven matches here so far. Root made his Test debut in Nagpur in 2012 and since then he has scored 842 runs in his seven innings played in India. Root scored 227 runs in the first innings of the first match played against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here and played a big role in leading the team to a strong score. Root’s strong performance helped England beat India by 227 runs in the first match to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.
Root has played his last six innings on Asia pitches in which he has scored 684 runs. It shows how much the bat of the root moves in the Indian subcontinent. Before coming to India, England toured Sri Lanka where Root scored a double century and a century. Root has also done well against India and he has a very impressive record against Team India. Root has scored 842 runs in 17 Tests against India at an average of 62.19, including five centuries. Also read: Ind vs Eng 1st Test 2021: Peterson quipped after team India’s defeat, said this
In Chennai, Root has scored 352 runs at an average of 88. Apart from this, he has played one match each at Visakhapatnam’s ACA VDCA Stadium, Mohali’s IS Bindra Stadium, Rajkot’s Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur’s Vidarbha Cricket Stadium and Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium in which they are 78, 93, 128, 93 respectively. And has scored 98. Root has played 100 Test matches for England so far and has scored 8507 runs, including 20 centuries and 49 half-centuries. Root is the third batsman to score the most runs for England.