ITL20: Joe Root is a former player of the England cricket team. He is counted among the top batsmen in the world. He is known for his exceptional accuracy and wide range of smashes.
Root has had significant success in Test cricket. He recently impressed with his distinctive batting style in the ongoing International T20 League in UAE.
Joe Root is known for his consistency in cricket. But the ILT20 is revealing a whole new side to its capabilities. Right-handed batsmen of Dubai Capitals dominated the bowlers from the start of the game.
The Englishman scored 214 runs in five innings in ILT20 2023, scoring 82 runs in just 54 swings.
In the 13th ILT20 game between the Capitals and MI Emirates, Root put in a brilliant batting display. He scored 82 runs in just 54 attempts.
Apart from this, he and his team captain Ruman Powell also played a brilliant inning of 97 runs with the help of 10 sixes and 4 fours. They shared a game-changing partnership of 119 runs which changed the outcome of the game.
Joe Root’s innings
Root displayed his trademark strokes during his scintillating performance. Like the scope shot, which he has used effectively in both domestic and international cricket.
Root hit two scoop shots during his brilliant effort. In the 15th over, he first bowled Mohammad Wasim.
He hits the ball over short fine leg for a boundary. In the 16th over. He hit a six against Zahoor Khan after repeating the stroke.
Joe Root resumed his impressive ILT20 2023 form against MI Emirates during Dubai Capitals’ group stage match on Sunday. He made another great run (22 January).
The standout hitter scored 82 runs at an impressive strike rate of 151.85 and helped the Capitals post 222 against Emirates.
During his brilliant innings, Root showcased a variety of strokes in his repertoire, most notably two scintillating scope shots.
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However, they could only manage 16 runs, despite opposition captain Kieron Pollard scoring 86 off 38 balls to take his team to 206/5.
Joe Root that is outrageous 😍
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) January 22, 2023
In their first five matches in the competition, the Capitals have won just twice. They will face Sharjah Warriors on 26 January.
On two separate occasions during his innings on Sunday, Root delighted the spectators with his famous scoop stroke. In the 15th over, he struck early, going over the off stump and hitting a short full toss over short fine leg for a four.
Mohammad Wasim threw the ball. In the very next over, he hit another scoop shot off Zahoor Khan to the fine leg boundary which got out.