Joe Root Leapfrogs Alastair Cook dinner To Turn into England’s All Format Main Run-Getter

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England Test captain Joe Root added another feather to his already illustrious cap when he overtook former skipper Alastair Cook and became England’s leading runner in all three formats.

Root accomplished the feat during the second session of the ongoing test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Alastair Cook, who tops England’s test cricket hit tables, was also England’s top run scorer in all formats prior to that Test, having scored 15,737 international runs in 387 innings at an average of 42.88 with 76 half-centuries and 38 hundred.

While he smashed 12,472 runs in 161 tests using 57 50s and 33 tons, Cook managed 3204 runs in 92 ODIs and 61 runs in 4 T20Is.

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Joe Root, on the other hand, has smashed 8,745 test runs in 194 innings with 49 half centuries and 20 tons.

He was equally good at 50-over, with 6109 runs in 142 innings averaging 51.34, which includes 35 50s and 16 tons.

In total, Root has so far accumulated 15,739 runs in 366 innings at an average of 48.72 with 89 50s and 36 hundred.

The English captain looks ominous in the ongoing Test against India and the visitors will try to get him as soon as possible in the afternoon session.

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