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Joe Root: 10,000 runs in test cricket, Stats comparison with Sachin, comparison in Fab-4 all you need to know

Joe Root has become the shortest batsman to complete 10,000 runs in Test cricket by scoring a century in the Lord’s Test against New Zealand. Root, who started his career in 2012, has touched the 10,000 mark in 9 years 156 days. At number two is Alastair Cook, who took 10 years and 87 days to touch the 10,000-run mark. At the same time, Sachin Tendulkar completed ten thousand runs in Test cricket at the age of 31 years and 326 days.

After this record, the discussion has intensified on whether Joe Root can break the record of most runs of Sachin Tendulkar in Test cricket. Sachin has scored 15,921 runs in his Test career at an average of 53.79.

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Joe root stats comparing with Sachin Tendulkar

In the first 10 years of their careers, Root’s record is better than Sachin’s. In the first 10 years, Sachin scored 5841 runs in 73 Test matches at an average of 56.71. At the same time, Root has scored 10015 runs in 118 matches in the first 10 years at an average of 49.58. In the last five years, Root has scored 5421 runs at an average of 47.

The root is 31 years old now. Sachin played his last Test at the age of 40. If Root can also play for such a long time, then it is likely that he will not only break Sachin’s record but will also go far ahead of him.

In the last 9 years of his career, Sachin scored 6957 runs in 90 matches and averaged 51.52. If Root plays for a long time and repeats this kind of performance in the next 90 matches, he will easily overtake Sachin.

The root is best in Fab-4

Joe Root of England, Kane Williamson of New Zealand, Virat Kohli of India, and Steve Smith of Australia are counted among the best batsmen of Test cricket in the Fab-4 of the current era. However, for some time now, Root has been seen far ahead of his three teammates.

While Root has scored runs at an average of more than 56 since 2021, the other 3 batsmen are not even around him. Kohli has averaged 30.21 in Tests since 2021. Steve Smith averages 48.31 and Kane averages 51.50, but together they have not played the same matches as Joo Root.

England plays more test matches than India

England plays more Test matches every year than India. In such a situation, Root will have a lot more chances to break Sachin’s record. In the first 10 years of his career, if we compare Root and Sachin, Root has played 45 more Test matches than Sachin.

England has played 126 Test matches in the last 10 years and 66 in the last five years. With the advent of the World Test Championship, Test series have started getting more frequent every year.