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The first Test of the 4 Test series is being played between India and England at Chepak, Chennai. This is the 100th Test of English team captain Joe Root. Prior to this, he had also made his debut and 50th Test against India in India. Root is the 15th England cricketer to play 100 Tests.
English players playing 100 or more Tests
|The player||The match||Run|
|Joe root *||100 *||8377 *|
Root made his Test debut in 2012
England team came to India in 2012 to play a series of 4 Tests. Root made his debut in Test cricket in the fourth Test of the same series. He scored a total of 93 runs in this Test played at Vidarbha Cricket Stadium in Nagpur. Root was unbeaten after scoring 73 in the first innings and 20 in the second innings. The fourth test was a draw. England had won the 4-Test series 2–1.
In 2016, Root played the 50th Test in India.
In 2016, the England team visited India for a 5 Test series. The second Test of the series was played at the Dr. YS YS Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. This was Root’s 50th Test. He scored a total of 78 runs in this Test. He scored 53 runs in the first innings and 25 runs in the second innings. India won the match by 246 runs. Also, after winning the next 3 Tests, England were defeated 4–0 in the series.
Root played most Tests against Australia
Root has played the most 24 Tests against Australia. After this, have played 17 Tests against India and 12 against Pakistan-South Africa. Root has also scored 1694 runs against Australia in Tests. He has scored 1421 runs against India (before the Chennai Test) and 1164 against South Africa.
Root average average against India
Root scored 8249 runs in 181 innings of 99 Tests at an average of 49.40 before the Chennai Test. His average against India is even better. Root scored 1421 runs at an average of 56.84 in 28 innings of 16 Tests against India. He has 1001 runs against Sri Lanka at an average of 58.88.