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Joe Root is an English cricketer and the captain of the England Test team. Described by his compatriot Eoin Morgan as the "most complete batsman" England has ever produced, Root has played 116 Tests and 152 One Day Internationals (ODIs), scoring 25 centuries (100 or more runs in an innings) in Tests and 16 in One Day Internationals as of March 2022.

Root made his Test debut in December 2012 and scored his first century the following year when he made 104 against New Zealand at Headingley. In July 2013, he became the youngest English player to score an Ashes century at Lord's when he made 180 in the second Test of the home series against Australia. His innings earned him the man of the match award and ensured England's victory. Root's performance during the 2013 season led to him being named as one of the five Cricketers of the Year by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2014. He went on to score three more centuries the same year, including a double century (200 not out) against Sri Lanka at Lord's. His highest score of 254 came against Pakistan in July 2016. Root became the first cricketer to score a double century in their 100th Test, scoring 218 against India at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai in February 2021. As of February 2021, Root has scored centuries against seven of the other eleven Test-playing nations; he has been most prolific against India, scoring eight centuries against them.

Root scored his first ODI century in 2014 against the West Indies. His 16 centuries in the format are the most by an English player. His centuries–scored at thirteen different venues–have come against seven different opponents. His highest ODI score of 133 not out was made against Bangladesh in June 2017. Root has played 32 Twenty20 International (T20I) matches since his debut in December 2012. He is yet to score a century in the format; his 90 not out against Australia in August 2013 remains his highest score. As of March 2022, Root ranks joint fourteenth among cricketers with most centuries in international cricket.

Key

  • * – Remained not out
  • double-daggerCaptain of England in that match
  • dagger – Man of the match

Test centuries

Test centuries scored by Root
No. Score Against Pos. Inn. Test Venue H/A Date Result
1 104 Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand 5 1 2/2 Flag of England.png England Headingley, Leeds Home 02013-05-2424 May 2013 Won
2 180 dagger Flag of Australia.png Australia 2 3 2/5 Flag of England.png England Lord's, London Home 02013-07-1818 July 2013 Won
3 200* dagger Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka 5 1 1/2 Flag of England.png England Lord's, London Home 02014-06-1212 June 2014 Drawn
4 154* Flag of India.png India 5 2 1/5 Flag of England.png England Trent Bridge, Nottingham Home 02014-07-099 July 2014 Drawn
5 149* dagger Flag of India.png India 5 2 5/5 Flag of England.png England The Oval, London Home 02014-08-1515 August 2014 Won
6 182* dagger Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 5 2 2/3 Flag of Grenada National Cricket Stadium, St. George's Away 02015-04-2121 April 2015 Won
7 134 dagger Flag of Australia.png Australia 5 1 1/5 Flag of Wales Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Home
8 130 Flag of Australia.png Australia 4 2 4/5 Flag of England.png England Trent Bridge, Nottingham Home 02015-08-066 August 2015 Won
9 110 Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa 4 2 3/4 Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Away 02016-01-1414 January 2016 Won
10 254 dagger Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan 3 1 2/4 Flag of England.png England Old Trafford, Manchester Home 02016-07-2222 July 2016 Won
11 124 Flag of India.png India 3 1 1/5 Flag of India.png India Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot Away 02016-11-099 November 2016 Drawn
12 190 double-dagger Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa 4 1 1/4 Flag of England.png England Lord's, London Home 02017-07-066 July 2017 Won
13 136 double-dagger Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 4 1 1/3 Flag of England.png England Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham Home 02017-08-1717 August 2017 Won
14 125 double-dagger Flag of India.png India 4 3 5/5 Flag of England.png England The Oval, London Home 02018-09-077 September 2018 Won
15 124 double-dagger Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka 4 3 2/3 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy Away 02018-11-1414 November 2018 Won
16 122 double-dagger Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 4 3 3/3 Flag of Saint Lucia Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros Islet Away
17 226 dagger double-dagger Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand 4 2 2/2 Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand Seddon Park, Hamilton Away 02019-11-2929 November 2019 Drawn
18 228 dagger double-dagger Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka 4 2 1/2 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka Galle International Stadium, Galle Away 02021-01-1414 January 2021 Won
19 186 dagger double-dagger Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka 4 2 2/2 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka Galle International Stadium, Galle Away 02021-01-2222 January 2021 Won
20 218 dagger double-dagger Flag of India.png India 4 1 1/4 Flag of India.png India M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Away 02021-02-055 February 2021 Won
21 109 dagger double-dagger Flag of India.png India 4 3 1/5 Flag of England.png England Trent Bridge, Nottingham Home 02021-08-044 August 2021 Drawn
22 180* double-dagger Flag of India.png India 4 2 2/5 Flag of England.png England Lord's, London Home 02021-08-1212 August 2021 Lost
23 121 double-dagger Flag of India.png India 4 2 3/5 Flag of England.png England Headingley, Leeds Home 02021-08-2525 August 2021 Won
24 109 double-dagger Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 3 2 1/3 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound Away 02022-03-088 March 2022 Drawn
25 153 double-dagger Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 3 1 2/3 Flag of Barbados Kensington Oval, Bridgetown Away 02022-03-1616 March 2022 TBD

One Day International centuries

ODI centuries scored by Root
No. Score Against Pos. Inn. S/R Venue H/A/N Date Result
1 107 dagger Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 4 1 87.70 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound Away 02014-03-055 March 2014 Won
2 113 dagger Flag of India.png India 4 1 104.62 Flag of England.png England Headingley, Leeds Home 02014-09-055 September 2014 Won
3 104* dagger Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka 4 2 88.88 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy Away 02014-12-1010 December 2014 Won
4 121 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka 4 1 112.03 Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington Neutral 02015-03-011 March 2015 Lost
5 104 Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand 3 1 133.33 Flag of England.png England Edgbaston, Birmingham Home 02015-06-099 June 2015 Won
6 106* Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand 3 2 109.27 Flag of England.png England Trent Bridge, Nottingham Home 02015-06-1717 June 2015 Won
7 125 Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa 3 1 110.61 Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa SuperSport Park, Centurion Away 02016-02-099 February 2016 Lost
8 109 Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa 3 1 87.90 Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Away 02016-02-1212 February 2016 Lost
9 101 Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 3 1 93.51 Flag of Barbados Kensington Oval, Bridgetown Away 02017-03-099 March 2017 Won
10 133* dagger Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh 3 2 103.10 Flag of England.png England The Oval, London Home 02017-06-011 June 2017 Won
11 102 Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand 3 1 100.99 Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand University Oval, Dunedin Away 02018-03-077 March 2018 Lost
12 113* dagger Flag of India.png India 3 1 97.41 Flag of England.png England Lord's, London Home 02018-07-1414 July 2018 Won
13 100* Flag of India.png India 3 2 83.33 Flag of England.png England Headingley, Leeds Home 02018-07-1717 July 2018 Won
14 102 Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 3 2 105.15 Flag of Barbados Kensington Oval, Bridgetown Away 02019-02-2020 February 2019 Won
15 107 Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan 3 2 102.88 Flag of England.png England Trent Bridge, Nottingham Home 02019-06-033 June 2019 Lost
16 100* dagger Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 2 2 106.38 Flag of England.png England Rose Bowl, Southampton Home 02019-06-1414 June 2019 Won

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List of international cricket centuries vte
International men's cricket
(Test, ODI and T20I)
Sachin Tendulkar (100)Ricky Ponting (71)Virat Kohli (70)Kumar Sangakkara (63)Jacques Kallis (62)Hashim Amla (55)Mahela Jayawardene (54)Brian Lara (53)Rahul Dravid (48)AB de Villiers (47)David Warner (43)Sanath Jayasuriya (42)Chris Gayle (42)Shivnarine Chanderpaul (41)Younis Khan (41)Rohit Sharma (41)Matthew Hayden (40)Ross Taylor (40)Mohammad Yousuf (39)Tillakaratne Dilshan (39)Joe Root (39)Mark Waugh (38)Sourav Ganguly (38)Virender Sehwag (38)Alastair Cook (38)Steve Smith (38)Graeme Smith (37)Kane Williamson (37)Michael Clarke (36)Sunil Gavaskar (35)Viv Richards (35)Steve Waugh (35)Inzamam-ul-Haq (35)Herschelle Gibbs (35)Gary Kirsten (34)Adam Gilchrist (33)Kevin Pietersen (32)Javed Miandad (31)Aravinda de Silva (31)Saeed Anwar (31)Allan Border (30)Don Bradman (29)Mohammad Azharuddin (29)Graham Gooch (28)Greg Chappell (27)Marvan Atapattu (27)Nathan Astle (27)Andrew Strauss (27)Garfield Sobers (26)David Boon (26)Marcus Trescothick (26)Ian Bell (26)David Gower (25)

Note: Italics denote the players who are currently active at international level

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