The captain of the English team Joe Root started dreaming of breaking the test record of former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf in Test cricket. In the longest format of cricket, the English captain has scored 1,600 runs in 14 Test matches this year, while he is fourth in the list, behind India’s legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s 1,562 and Australia’s Michael Clarke’s 1,595.
Joe Root wants to beat Muhammad Yousuf’s record
Joe Root needs just 150 runs to break the former national team captain’s record, set by Yousuf in 2006 when he scored 1,788 runs in one year. Muhammad Yusuf had surpassed the great batsman, Sir Vivian Richards, with a unique feat. Interestingly, both played 11 Test matches and 19 innings and scored 1788 and 1710 runs at an impressive average of 99.33 and 90.00 respectively.
Joe Root has one Test match and one innings left in this year’s Ashes series in which he can set the record for most runs by Muhammad Yusuf. The English captain has scored 1,600 runs in 26 innings of 14 Test matches this year, including his 228 against Sri Lanka.