England test captain Joe Root achieved a remarkable milestone by surpassing Alastair Cook to become the all-time leading run-scorer for England across all formats. Joe Root achieved this desirable feat in the ongoing first test of the five-match test series against India.
Root needed just 22 runs to overtake Cook to become the highest run-scorer for England & Joe Root achieved this feat in the 33rd over of England’s first innings by hitting a beautiful cover drive off the last ball of Mohammed Siraj’s over. Root becomes England’s leading run-scorer in 366 innings & is the only England player apart from Cook to register more than 15,000 international runs. Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell & Graham Gooch are the other players in the top five highest run-scorers list.
Let’s have a look at the top five highest run-scorers for England across all formats:
Joe Root – 15,739* runs (366 innings)
Alastair Cook – 15,737 runs (387 innings)
Kevin Pietersen – 13,779 runs (340 innings)
Ian Bell – 13,331 runs (370 innings)
Graham Gooch – 13,190 runs (339 innings)
In the ongoing test match against India, Joe Root came to bat when hosts looked in trouble by losing two wickets within fifty runs. Steadying England’s innings, Root slowly & steadily adapted to India’s bowling attack & cautiously scored runs without losing his wicket. He is unbeaten at the crease & has successfully registered his half-century which comprises 9 fours.
Joe Root’s Career Highlights:
Since his debut, Root has been one of England’s best batsmen. Joe Root has played around 300 International matches & has registered 36 centuries for England across all formats & has an average of 48.65
Joe Root is the third-highest run-scorer for three lions in test cricket with 8737* runs, behind Alastair Cook’s 12,472 runs & Goach’s 8,900 runs. Root would be aiming to surpass Graham Goach’s total of 8,900 runs in the ongoing test series to become England’s second-highest runs scorer in test cricket.
In World Cricket, Joe Root is 29th on the list of highest run-scorers across all formats. With 34,357 runs, Sachin Tendulkar leads the charts, followed by Kumar Sangakkara (28,016), Ricky Ponting (27,483), Mahela Jayawardene (25,957), and Jacques Kallis (25,534).