Joe Root comes close to breaking Muhammad Yousuf 15-year record

Joe Root came close to breaking Muhammad Yousuf's 15-year record

Joe Root comes close to breaking Muhammad Yousuf 15-year record

Pakistan Cricket News | Muhammad Yusuf first with 1788 runs, Sir Vivian Richards second with 1710 runs, Graeme Smith third with 1656 runs, the British captain has scored 1630 runs so far.

British captain Joe Root became only the fourth batsman in the 145-year history of Root Test cricket to score 1,600 runs in calendar year after 2008, but his wait for his first century in Australia has become even longer. 

Pakistan Cricket News | The England captain is in excellent form in 2021, scoring 1630 runs in 14 Tests at an average of 62.69, including six centuries, but the 30-year-old has never performed well on Australian soil.

He scored 89 in the first Test in Brisbane and came close to his first century in the Kangaroos' land and looked good in the second Test of the day and night in Adelaide but was caught by Cameron Green for 62 in the slips at the hands of Steve Smith. ۔

Pakistan Cricket News | Despite this, Joe Root set another record in his incredible season and became the only batsman to score 1600 Test runs in a calendar year.

Pakistan's Muhammad Yousuf tops the list with 1788 runs in 2006, West Indian legend Sir Vivian Richards is second with 1710 runs in 1976 and former South African captain Graeme Smith is third with 1656 runs in 2008. Joe Root has scored 1630 runs so far and the third Test in Melbourne this year is yet to come.

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