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Joe Root – Test & ODI Centuries List

Joe Root is easily the best longer-format batsman the team England has produced post-Alastair Cook.

Interestingly, Root is only second to Cook in terms of runs scored and centuries hit for England in Test cricket, becoming only the second English batsman to score 10000+ runs and 30+ centuries in the format.

Even in One-day Internationals, Root has stomped his presence in the early years. However, the former captain finds it hard to fix his spot in the new-looking England side in the limited-overs setup, which relies more on players with the aggressive tag. His last ODI century came during the 2019 ODI world cup.

With a high score of 90* in the 32 T20 Internationals, Root has no triple-digit score in the shortest format, thereby hasn’t break in to the elite list of batters scoring centuries in all three formats.

This article lists Joe Root’s centuries in ODI and Test cricket.

Joe Root – Test Centuries List

S.NO.FINAL SCOREVSBATTING POSITIONINNSVENUEHOME/AWAY/NEUTRALYEARRESULT
1104 New Zealand51Headingley, LeedsHome2013Won
2180 Australia23Lord’s, LondonHome2013Won
3200* Sri Lanka51Lord’s, LondonHome2014Drawn
4154* India52Trent Bridge, NottinghamHome2014Drawn
5149* India52The Oval, LondonHome2014Won
6182* West Indies52National Cricket Stadium, St. George’sAway2015Won
7134 Australia51Sophia Gardens, CardiffHome2015Won
8130 Australia42Trent Bridge, NottinghamHome2015Won
9110 South Africa42Wanderers Stadium, JohannesburgAway2016Won
10254 Pakistan31Old Trafford, ManchesterHome2016Won
11124 India31Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, RajkotAway2016Drawn
12190 South Africa41Lord’s, LondonHome2017Won
13136 West Indies41Edgbaston Cricket Ground, BirminghamHome2017Won
14125 India43The Oval, LondonHome2018Won
15124 Sri Lanka43Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyAway2018Won
16122 West Indies43Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros IsletAway2019Won
17226 New Zealand42Seddon Park, HamiltonAway2019Drawn
18228 Sri Lanka42Galle International Stadium, GalleAway2021Won
19186 Sri Lanka42Galle International Stadium, GalleAway2021Won
20218 India41M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiAway2021Won
21109 India43Trent Bridge, NottinghamHome2021Drawn
22180* India42Lord’s, LondonHome2021Lost
23121 India42Headingley, LeedsHome2021Won
24109 West Indies33Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North SoundAway2022Drawn
25153 West Indies31Kensington Oval, BridgetownAway2022Drawn
26115* New Zealand44Lord’s, LondonHome2022Won
27176 New Zealand42Trent Bridge, NottinghamHome2022Won
28142* India44Edgbaston Cricket Ground, BirminghamHome2022Won
29153* New Zealand41Basin Reserve, WellingtonAway2023Lost
30118* Australia41Edgbaston Cricket Ground, BirminghamHome2023Won

Key Stats

In terms of his Test aggregates and century counts, 2021 and 2022 have been the best years of Joe Root. Root scored 6 and 5 centuries in those two subsequent years. The English right-hander was also the second-highest run-scorer in 2021. Find Joe Root’s year-wise batting stats in Tests here to understand how he has dominated these two years in cricket.

Scoring six centuries in 2021, Root came close to making it to the list of most Test centuries in a calendar year.

Root’s favourite opponent has been the Men in Blue. Root scored nine longer-format centuries against India, at the joined sixth place for any player who has hit the most 100s against a single opponent in Test cricket.

The Mecca of Cricket, the Lords occupied five of Joe Root’s Test centuries, his highest in any venue. Away from his home country, Root has two centuries in Sri Lanka’s Galle International Stadium.

The ratio of his home-to-away Test centuries is 18:12

Innings-wise, Root has scored 11 hundreds each in the 1st and 2nd innings of the game. Six of the remaining were scored in the 3rd innings and 2 in the 4th.

Also, Joe Root has contributed five double centuries for England in the longest format.

Twenty one of Joe Root’s century has landed England on the victorious side, whereas two in lost games and seven in drawn Test matches.

Read: People Scoring double centuries in 4th innings of a Test match

Joe Root – ODI Centuries List

S.NO.FINAL SCOREVSBATTING POSITIONINNSSTRIKE RATEVENUEHOME/AWAY/NEUTRALYEARRESULT
1107 West Indies4187.70Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North SoundAway2014Won
2113 India41104.62Headingley, LeedsHome2014Won
3104* Sri Lanka4288.88Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyAway2014Won
4121 Sri Lanka41112.03Wellington Regional Stadium, WellingtonNeutral2015Lost
5104 New Zealand31133.33Edgbaston, BirminghamHome2015Won
6106* New Zealand32109.27Trent Bridge, NottinghamHome2015Won
7125 South Africa31110.61SuperSport Park, CenturionAway2016Lost
8109 South Africa3187.90Wanderers Stadium, JohannesburgAway2016Lost
9101 West Indies3193.51Kensington Oval, BridgetownAway2017Won
10133* Bangladesh32103.10The Oval, LondonHome2017Won
11102 New Zealand31100.99University Oval, DunedinAway2018Lost
12113* India3197.41Lord’s, LondonHome2018Won
13100* India3283.33Headingley, LeedsHome2018Won
14102 West Indies32105.15Kensington Oval, BridgetownAway2019Won
15107 Pakistan32102.88Trent Bridge, NottinghamHome2019Lost
16100* West Indies22106.38Rose Bowl, SouthamptonHome2019Won

Key Stats

Having started his limited-overs triple-digit knock against West Indies in 2014 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Joe Root continued to dominate the Caribbean opponent, scoring four centuries against them – his best in ODIs opponent-wise, followed by three against India. Overall he has 12 centuries against India in International cricket.

Interestingly, Root has never scored a century against his Ashes counterparts, Australia, in the limited-overs.

Eleven of his sixteen ODI centuries came while batting at No. 3, whereas his first ton as an opener came in the 2019 World Cup match against West Indies.

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Regarding the outcomes of those games, 11 resulted in England’s wins and five on the wrong side. You can find the list of batters who have scored the most winning 100s for their nations in the ODI format.

Looking into the Home/Away column, Root scored seven centuries outside England and eight within the country. His only neutral venue century knock came in Wellington against Sri Lanka in the 2015 ODI World Cup.

Root is currently the only English batter to score three centuries in ODI World Cups – One in 2015 and two in England’s title-winning campaign in 2019.

Year-wise, he has three centuries each in 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019.

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