Joe Root became only the second England batter to surpass 10,000 Test runs during a match-winning century against New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday.
With more than a day to spare, the 31-year-old controlled old’s 115 not out propelled England to a target of 277 and a five-wicket victory over the defending World Test Championship winners, who had been struggling at 69 for four. Joe Along with Australia’s Steve Smith, he is sometimes regarded to as one of modern cricket’s “Big Four” batsmen. Virat Kohli of India and Kane Williamson, the current captain of New Zealand.
Joe Root succeeded Alastair Cook, the only other England batter to reach 10,000 Test runs, as captain in 2017. he went on to lead England to more Test victories (64) and wins (27) than any other skipper before him. Joe Root has been replaced as captain by Ben Stokes. Former England captain Michael Vaughan now believes. Root has the ability to break Sachin Tendulkar’s 15921 Test run world record.
Joe Root, according to Vaughan
“He ranks alongside Graham Gooch as England’s best batters in my opinion.” With his current form, he may break Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most Test runs.” “Joe Root is England’s finest ever – now Sachin Tendulkar should look out,” Vaughan wrote in a column for “The Telegraph.”
He’s still 6,000 points behind Sachin. But he’s only 31, and if James Anderson can play until he’s 40, I’m confident Joe can, too. That’s how much he likes to bat. He is a dedicated employee. To be specific, he’s a cricket badger. You have to have it in you to wake up every morning and think about batting.”
Joe Root’s current Test batting average is significantly below 50, which is an all-time low, with only the retired Cook’s 33 centuries at this level topping his 26.
And Joe Root’s innings on Sunday suggest that there will be plenty more runs to come. He’s no longer in a “really bad relationship” with England captain Joe Root, as he put it.
“It got to the point where it needed to be led by someone else,” he explained. “But I can try to influence it (England’s outcomes) in a different way,” she says.