Joe Root centuries in international cricket

There have been 45 Joe Root centuries in international cricket ever since the England batter donned the national colours for the first time back in December 2012 on the tour of India.

The first of Joe Root centuries came back in May 2013 against New Zealand at the Headingley in Leeds. Batting at No.5, Root scored 104 runs off 167 balls with the help of nine fours. On the back of his knock, England went on to score 354 in their first innings after which they secured a victory by 247 runs. Root also looked fluent in the second innings, scoring 28 off 22 before Neil Wagner accounted for his wicket.

The first of Joe Root centuries in overseas conditions came back in April 2015 against the West Indies at National Cricket Stadium in St George’s, Grenada. Batting at No.5, Root racked up 182 runs off 229 balls with 17 fours and four sixes. Root went on to win the match by nine wickets. Root went on to win the Player of the Match award.

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Back in June 2014, Root racked up his maiden Test double hundred against Sri Lanka at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. He scored an unbeaten 200 off 298 balls with 16 fours as England racked up a huge score of 575 for the loss of seven wickets in 130.3 overs. The match was drawn, but Root went on to win the Player of the Match award.

Recently, Root scored his 30th Test hundred against Australia in the first Test of the ongoing Ashes at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. Earlier this year, Root also completed 11000 runs in Test cricket. Root has got out in the 90s in Test cricket against New Zealand.

Joe Root centuries
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Here is a list of all Joe Root centuries in Tests:

Date Opponent Venue Score
24 May 2013 New Zealand Leeds 104
18 July 2013 Australia Lord’s 180
12 June 2014 Sri Lanka Lord’s 200 not out
09 July 2014 India Nottingham 154
15 August 2014 India Kennington Oval 149 not out
21 April 2015 West Indies St George’s 182 not out
08 July 2015 Australia Cardiff 134
06 August 2015 Australia Nottingham 130
14 January 2016 South Africa Johannesburg 110
22 July 2016 Pakistan Manchester 254
09 November 2016 India Rajkot 124
06 July 2017 South Africa Lord’s 190
17 August 2017 West Indies Birmingham 136
07 September 2018 India Kennington Oval 125
14 November 2018 Sri Lanka Pallekele 124
09 February 2019 West Indies Gros Islet 122
29 November 2019 New Zealand Hamilton 226
14 January 2021 Sri Lanka Galle 228
22 January 2021 Sri Lanka Galle 186
05 February 2021 India Chennai 218
04 August 2021 India Nottingham 109
12 August 2021 India Lord’s 180 not out
25 August 2021 India Leeds 121
08 March 2022 West Indies North Sound 109
16 March 2022 West Indies Bridgetown 153
02 June 2022 New Zealand Lord’s 115 not out
10 June 2022 New Zealand Nottingham 176
01 July 2022 India Birmingham 142 not out
24 February 2023 New Zealand Wellington 153 not out
16 June 2023 Australia Birmingham 118 not out

The first of Joe Root centuries in ODIs came back in March 2014 against the West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua. After being put in to bat first, England got to a big score of 303 for the loss of six wickets. Root batted at No.3 and scored 107 runs off 122 balls with the help of seven fours. Root was adjudged the Player of the Match after England went on to win the match by 25 runs.

Root notched his first ODI hundred on home soil back in September 2014 at Headingley in Leeds. The right-handed batter scored 113 runs off 108 balls with 10 fours and three sixes as the Three Lions put up a healthy score of 294 for the loss of seven wickets. The hosts went on to win the match by 41 runs.

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Root got his top score in ODIs during the Champions Trophy match against Mashrafe Mortaza’s Bangladesh. Root scored an unbeaten 133 off 129 balls with the help of 11 fours and one six at the Kennington Oval in London. Root made sure that England chased down a target off 306 with 16 balls to spare. Root got the Player of the Match award after the hosts won the match by eight wickets.

The last time Root scored a hundred in ODIs was in the 2019 World Cup at home. After opting to field first, England bowled West Indies out for 212 in 44.4 overs. Thereafter, Root scored 100 runs off 94 balls with 11 fours as England chased down the target with 16.1 overs left in their innings. Root won the Player of the Match award.

He also has three scores in the 90s in the 50-over format. Root also played 32 T20Is for the British team in which he scored 893 runs at an average of 35.72 and a strike-rate of 126.30 with five half-centuries and a top score of 90 not out against Australia back in 2013 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

Overall, Root has scored 18268 runs from 321 international matches with 46 half-centuries and 99 fifties to his name. He has been an indefatigable servant of English cricket.

Here is a list of all Joe Root centuries in ODIs

Date Opponent Venue Score
05 March 2014 West Indies North Sound 107
05 September 2014 India Leeds 113
10 December 2014 Sri Lanka Pallekele 104 not out
01 March 2015 Sri Lanka Wellington 121
09 June 2015 New Zealand Birmingham 104
17 June 2015 New Zealand Nottingham 106 not out
09 February 2016 South Africa Centurion 125
12 February 2016 South Africa Johannesburg 109
09 March 2017 West Indies Bridgetown 101
01 June 2017 Bangladesh Kennington Oval 133 not out
07 March 2018 New Zealand Dunedin 102
14 July 2018 India Lord’s 113 not out
17 July 2018 India Leeds 100 not out
20 February 2019 West Indies Bridgetown 102
03 June 2019 Pakistan Nottingham 107
14 June 2019 West Indies Southampton 100 not out

Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India