Joe Root: England captain drops out of Test batting rankings top 10
England captain Joe Root has dropped out of the top 10 of their batting rankings.
28, root, has fallen to 11th after a performance in the first-Test defeat of England by New Zealand, where he scored 11 and two.
The Yorkshire participant’s average in 2019 is 27.40 from 10 Tests, compared with 47.35 over his livelihood as a whole.
Root was the world’s number one batsman in August 2015.
Root has scored 16 hundreds in 87 Tests, but only three have arrived in his 29 matches and he did not score a century in this summer’s Ashes series against Australia.
Since he took on the England Test captaincy in 15, his figures have also dropped. He averages 39.70 since success Alastair Cook, in comparison to 52.80 beforehand.
Following Monday’s defeat in the Bay Oval, Root said he was”not too worried”, adding that the captaincy wasn’t to blame for his or her form.
“Sometimes players undergo phases of their career where they aren’t as consistent or create the scores they’d like,” Root said.
“I’m not overly worried about it and this game in particular I discovered two dreadful ways to get out – but I’m not far away.”
After climbing into some ninth, with already been third at the all-rounder ranks all-rounder Ben Stokes is now the highest-ranked England player in the batting positions.