Joe Root is one of the best Test batsmen in the world right now. It is a very challenging task to pick up his wicket in the longest format of the game. However, there have been a few bowlers who have achieved a lot of success in Test matches against the current England cricket team captain.
So far in his career, Joe Root has played 108 Test matches, aggregating 9,221 runs. His highest score with the bat in this format of the game is 254. Root has smashed 50 half-centuries and 23 centuries in Tests, with his batting average being 50.39.
Looking at the fantastic numbers of the right-handed batsman in this format, one can understand how much the bowlers have struggled against Joe Root. But in this article today, we will look at the four bowlers who have been very successful against him in Test cricket.
Which bowler has dismissed Joe Root for the most times in Test cricket history?
At the moment, there are three bowlers who have dismissed Joe Root 7 times in the longest format of the game. Interestingly, all three of them are from Australia. The bowler who has taken the least number of innings is Pat Cummins, who has dismissed Root seven times in 19 innings.
At number two is Josh Hazlewood, who has sent Root back to the dressing room seven times in 24 innings. The third Aussie on this elite list is Nathan Lyon, who has accomplished the feat in 42 innings. The fourth name is Jasprit Bumrah, who, on Thursday (August 26), dismissed Joe Root for the sixth time in his career.
Bumrah has dismissed Root bowled once, caught thrice and LBW twice. If he picks up his wicket one more time, he will become the joint-most successful bowler on this list. Notably, Bumrah has dismissed Root six times in just 14 innings.