Right-handed batsman Joe Root may have stepped down as England’s Test captain, but his bat continues to score runs in the same manner as he was under his captaincy. Not only this, Joe Root has a chance to achieve some achievements in the first match of the three-match Test series being played against New Zealand at Lord’s Stadium in London. At the same time, there is also a chance for England to win the first test match.
Actually, Joe Root was unbeaten on 77 by the end of the third day’s play of the Lord’s Test match. If he scores 23 more runs, he will become 10 Hazari in Test cricket. He will be the second England batsman to do so. Before him, only Alastair Cook has achieved this feat. Apart from this, he would also complete 26th Test century as soon as he scored 23 runs. In this case, he will become the 22nd player in the world.
If Joe Root scores 23 runs, he will become the 14th player in the world to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Apart from this, he will become the joint second batsman to complete 10,000 runs at the youngest. Not only this, Root will have a chance to give the England team a 1-0 lead in the series. England have to score 61 runs to win this match and 50 or 60 percent of these runs come from Root’s bat, England’s team will win easily.