Stats comparison between Indian squad and Joe Root

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A very interesting stat is going viral on social media nowadays where the Indian squad for the second test was compared with the stats of England’s star Joe Root. In this article, we will provide you with a detailed analysis of the news.

The second test of the 5-match test series between India and England will start on 2nd February in Vishakhapatnam. India lost the first test in Hyderabad. England registered a historic win over India in the opening test of the series. England captain Ben Stokes described his win as the most special win since he took over the captaincy of the test team.

Indian players like KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja are ruled out from the second test as they suffered injuries in the first test. Sarfaraz Khan, Washington Sundar, and Sourabh Kumar are included in the squad. Indian squad is now full of young and inexperienced players which is a big reason why the stats of Joe Root ranks higher than the whole Indian squad.

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Let’s see some points to prove this viral news.

  1. When it comes to runs, Joe Root has scored 11147 runs in the test so far whereas players of the Indian squad scored only 10702 runs combined.
  2. A combined average in tests of the players of the Indian squad is 29.56 whereas one of the modern-day greats, Joe Root averages 49.99 in tests at present.
  3. In number of centuries Indian players made 19 test centuries combined whereas Joe Root has made 30 centuries in tests so far in his career.
  4. In a number of half-centuries Indian squad is once again behind Joe Root as they have only made 48 half-centuries in tests and on the other hand Joe Root alone made 60 half-centuries in tests so far.
Anay Pareek joined Sports Big News in 2019. He is an avid cricket fan who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, he aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in his writings. He predominantly covers the IPL, World Cup and cricket leagues.