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Joe Root- 50 man?

Even though he's such good numbers (runs, average), its so frustrating to see him unable to convert those 50s into 100s.
He has only 12 centuries whereas Kohli, KW & SPD smith all have significantly higher numbers from around similar number of matches.
Will Roots conversion improves as he ages? Or will it remain average?
Also think he tends to get nervous as he approaches 100 unlike Kohli & Smith who dont seem to get nervous.

comment by TCM (U8959)

posted on 4/8/17

comment by shiekh (U19310)
posted 6 minutes ago
There you go again.. 50 and out ! He will never be considered a Batting great with such poor conversion rate (converted only 12 of his 42 50+).
I wonder if it's become psychological.
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That's a bit ridiculous, the guy is the 3rd youngest player to reach 5000 runs. He'll be well aware of what's going on and will look to rectify it and start converting more of his 50s into 100s. If he manages that, you'll see his already impressive average start heading towards the 60s.

posted on 4/8/17

clearly didn't carry that..

comment by shiekh (U19310)

posted on 6/8/17

comment by The Candlestick Maker (U8959)
posted 1 day, 9 hours ago
comment by shiekh (U19310)
posted 6 minutes ago
There you go again.. 50 and out ! He will never be considered a Batting great with such poor conversion rate (converted only 12 of his 42 50+).
I wonder if it's become psychological.
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That's a bit ridiculous, the guy is the 3rd youngest player to reach 5000 runs. He'll be well aware of what's going on and will look to rectify it and start converting more of his 50s into 100s. If he manages that, you'll see his already impressive average start heading towards the 60s.
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Really hope so. Think its just psychological atm.
Saw one comment on Cricinfo earlier that goes " Death, taxes & Root failing to convert a fifty into ton"

comment by TCM (U8959)

posted on 7/8/17

It could be psychological but I think the captaincy will help him here in the future. This is his first series as captain and he's had a very good series with the bat. Lets not forget that he scored a brilliant 190 in the first match at Lords which set us up for the win.

He's contributed 101 runs with the bat in this game, would it have been any different if he'd scored a 100 in the first innings and a 1 in the second? Like I said earlier in the thread, he often comes in when we're in trouble and changes the momentum of an innings with his runs and the speed at which he scores them.

posted on 18/8/17

I don't give a rat's a$$ if he never scores another century but continues to push his average up towards 60. and neither will root. that's why he doesn't convert more - he plays aggressive cricket aimed at winning matches not personal milestones.

a better batsman than smith IMO, regardless of who finishes with the most centuries. and all things being equal one of a very few current batsmen who stand a decent chance of outscoring the great Tendulkar by the end of his career

posted on 18/8/17

Cook plays 200 tests like Tendulkar he will over take his record..

posted on 18/8/17

At his current average he will just pass him yes. Needs to play for five more years, but certainly no pressure on his place right now!

posted on 18/8/17

he's playing India next year that's guaranteed 500 runs!
as for his average being less than Tendulkar.. Cook as had to face the new ball all his career.

posted on 18/8/17

With our various poor openers and number 3s so has root 😉

I assume tendulkar's average compared to cook is helped by more not outs due to batting down the order altho i have never checked. Openers will always average a little lower without necessarily scoring fewer runs.

Be great to have two england players as two highest run scorers of all time 😊

posted on 20/8/17

To be fair Tendulkar played in an era where there were far better bowlers around. The likes of Wasim, Waqar, McGrath, Warne, Lee, Murali, Ambrose, Walsh, Pollock, Donald etc. This is another reason why he is one of the greatest batsmen of all time. Not sure why people try and look for excuses regarding his stats!

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