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Square Root - New captain in numbers

— 14 February 2017

Yorkshire batsman Joe Root was named as England Test captain on Monday morning.

The 26-year-old, who had been operating as vice-captain since May 2015, will lead his country for the first time against South Africa in July at Lord’s.

  • 655

    Root’s cap number when he made his Test debut in 2012 in Nagpur

  • 53

    The number of Test matches played by 26-year-old Root

    4,594

    Test runs

    1,477

    Runs scored in 2016, four short of Michael Vaughan’s English record for a calendar year

  • 52.80

    Batting average

    254

    Highest Test score, versus Pakistan in 2016

  • 11

    Test hundreds

    27

    Half-centuries

    28.95

    Percentage conversion rate of 50s into hundreds

  • 6

    Number of positions he has batted in the order – 2,3,4,5,6 and 7

    15

    Test match wickets

  • 65

    Catches taken

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