- Joe Root has scored a total of 8249 runs in 99 Tests.
- Sachin Tendulkar has registered 15,921 runs in 200 Tests
- The 30-year-old Root scored the most 426 runs in 2 Tests against Sri Lanka.
England Test team captain Joe Root is in excellent form at the moment. Root scored the highest total of 426 runs at an average of 106.50 in the recently concluded two-match Test series against Sri Lanka vs England. During this time, his best score was 228 runs. England, led by Root, gave Sri Lanka a 2–0 clean sweep in their home Test series.
The 30-year-old Root has reached number four in the list of batsmen scoring the most runs for England in Test cricket. Apart from this, he has become the first England captain to score two double centuries as a captain. In Test cricket, Root has an overall 4 double century.
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Seeing this unmatched performance, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott says that Root can overtake veteran Sachin Tendulkar’s highest total run numbers in Test cricket in times to come.
In his column in The Telegraph, Boycott said that there is no doubt that 30-year-old Root will overtake India’s Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin, who retired from Test cricket in November 2013, has scored a total of 15921 runs in 200 Test matches.
Boycott wrote, ‘You forget David Gower, Kevin Pietersen, and my runs of making the most Test runs for England. Joe Root has the ability to play 200 Tests, even the best of Sachin Tendulkar’s runs. Root is now 30 years old. He has scored 8249 runs in 99 Tests so far. If he does not have any major injury in future, then there is no doubt that he should leave behind Sachin’s all-time maximum of 15,921 runs.
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Modern Cricket’s Fab Four includes India’s Virat Kohli, former Australia captain Steve Smith, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Root. The 32-year-old Kohli has 7318 runs in 87 Tests while 31-year-old Smith has scored 7540 runs in 77 Tests. The 30-year-old Kane Williams has scored 7115 runs in 83 Tests so far.