New England captain Joe Root in numbers

13 February 2017 11:24

Joe Root has been named England's new Test captain.

The 26-year-old was widely expected to succeed Alastair Cook, who announced his resignation last week, and his appointment was confirmed on Monday.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the numbers behind Root's career so far.

655 - Root's cap number when he made his Test debut in 2012 in Nagpur

53 - Test appearances

4,594 - Test runs

1,477 - Runs scored in 2016, four short of Michael Vaughan's English record for a calendar year

52.80 - Batting average

254 - Highest Test score, versus Pakistan in 2016.

11 - Centuries.

27 - Half-centuries

28.95 - Percentage conversion rate of 50s into hundreds.

6 - Number of positions he has batted in the order - 2,3,4,5,6 and 7.

15 - Wickets taken

65 - Catches taken

Source: PA