Taylor says Root could break Tendulkar’s record for highest Test runs

ENG vs New Zealand Test Series: Most Test runs: Former England captain Joe Root has changed his fortunes from the most hated player to the most beloved batsman in a span of one month. Since Root joined the exclusive club of players who have scored 10,000 Test runs, former Australia captain Mark Taylor believes he is ahead of Sachin Tendulkar in scoring the most Test runs due to his age. Follow the live updates of the England vs New Zealand Test series on InsideSport.IN.

“Root has at least five years left, so I think Tendulkar’s record is very achievable. As Root is batting, I have seen him bat for the last 18 months to two years. He is at the beginning of his career, so if he is healthy, 15,000 runs will be added for him. “ Mark Taylor told Sky Sports.

ENG vs New Zealand Test Series: Mark Taylor makes huge predictions about Joe Root, says Root could break Sachin Tendulkar’s record

ENG vs New Zealand Test Series: Mark Taylor makes huge predictions about Joe Root, says Root could break Sachin Tendulkar's record

Joe Root scored his 28th Test century against New Zealand on Sunday, defeating England by five wickets in the 1st Test at Lord’s. With that, he moved one step closer to Tendulkar’s record.

Sachin Tendulkar has scored 15,921 Test runs in 200 Test matches. Among active cricketers, Joe Root is the only batsman who is close to the mark but still, 5906 runs away. His next contestants are Virat Kohli (8043) and Steve Smith (8010). David Warner (7753) and Ken Williamson are also on the field.

ENG vs New Zealand Test Series: Mark Taylor makes huge predictions about Joe Root, says Root could break Sachin Tendulkar’s record

However, he reached 10,000 runs at the youngest age. He is old enough to break Tendulkar’s record. Joe Root is 31 years old, Virat Kohli (33), David Warner (35) and Steve Smith (33) have less cricket left.

“He has always been considered a world-class player. His strategy was a lot like what it was, his game has a straight rhythm and fluency. He has a whole pile of runs left. Former England captain Nasser Hussein has told Joe Root.

ENG vs New Zealand Test Series: Mark Taylor makes huge predictions about Joe Root, says Root could break Sachin Tendulkar's record

ENG vs New Zealand Test Series: Can Root Break Tendulkar’s Record?

  • Joe Root is the youngest player to score 10,000 Test runs.
  • At 31, he has scored 10,015 runs in 218 innings.
  • His closest rivals are at least two years older than him and play in all three formats.
  • Not only does Joe Root have the advantage of age, he also has the advantage of playing in one format and avoiding injury.
  • Kohli, Warner, Smith and Williamson all play in three formats, which makes it difficult for them to continue playing until the age of 36 or 39.

ENG vs New Zealand Test Series: Mark Taylor makes huge predictions about Joe Root, says Root could break Sachin Tendulkar’s record

Batsman Match Runs Century Average
Sachin Tendulkar 200 15921 51 53.78
Joe Root (A) 118 10015 26 49.57
Virat Kohli (A) 101 8043 27 49.95
Steve Smith (A) 85 8010 27 59.77
David Warner (A) 94 7753 24 46.98
Ken Williamson (A) 87 7289 24 52.81

ENG vs New Zealand Test Series: Mark Taylor makes huge predictions about Joe Root, says ‘Root could break Sachin Tendulkar’s record’

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