At present, former England skipper Joe Root is standing at the top of the world and above everyone else if we talk about the longest format of cricket. Root has been closing in towards being a legend of the game in the past year. In the final test match against India, he equaled Virat Kohli’s tally of 27 Test tons which is the most among all the active cricketers. Joe Root has now a total of 28 centuries in the longest format of the game. His extraordinary batting skills are recognized by everyone. But you must be surprised to know that his last match in the ODI format came in July 2021 during the Sri Lanka bi-lateral tour. Fans are confused and want to know Why Joe Root is not playing in ODI ?
Joe Root Last ODI Match
The last appearance of Joe Root in an ODI match was against New Zealand at Lord’s in the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Why Joe Root is not playing in ODI ?
Two years back, Root was a crucial player in the ODI setup of England. However, due to England’s crammed international schedule in 2021, Root was given a rest. He was more focused on playing Tests rather than the limited overs format because he was also the skipper of England Test Team.
Joe Root ODI Career
Joe Root made his one-day international debut on 11 January, 2013 against India at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Root has played 152 ODI matches for England Cricket Team in which he scored 6109 runs with an average of 51.34. His highest score in ODI format is of 133 runs.
However, the fans would be delighted to know that Root has been included in the England’s ODI squad against India.
Former Test skipper Joe Root has made a return to the ODI team. He has been included in the ODI setup after a gap of one year. He last played in an ODI match in July 2021 against Sri Lanka. Root has been brought in place of Dawid Malan in the ODI team, who only found a place in the T20 team. The three ODI matches between India and England will take place on 12, 14 and 17 July.
ENGLAND ODI SQUAD
Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey
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