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Joe Root is a renowned English cricketer born on December 30, 1990, in Sheffield, England. He made his debut for the England cricket team in 2012 and quickly established himself as a key player. Known for his elegant batting style and exceptional leadership skills, Root has served as England’s Test captain. He has consistently been one of England’s top batsmen, with numerous centuries to his name. Root’s contributions to English cricket have solidified his status as one of the country’s cricketing legends. And his current age is 32 years .
|Famous Name:||Joe Root|
|Full Name:||Joseph Edward Root|
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|Height:||6 feet 0 inches|
|Birthplace:||Dore, Sheffield, United Kingdom|
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
He was born & grew up in Dore, Yorkshire. His father’s name is Matt Root. His mother’s name is Helen Root. And he has a younger brother Billy, who plays cricket for Glamorgan.
|Brother(s):||Billy Root (Younger)|
He attended King Ecgbert School, Sheffield, and at 15, on a cricket sports scholarship, Worksop College as a weekly border.
|School:||King Ecgbert School, Sheffield|
|College:||Worksop College, Worksop|
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|Eyes Color:||Light Blue|
Root grew up in Dore, Sheffield. He was inspired by Former Yorkshire batsman and England captain Michael Vaughan. He made his Yorkshire Team debut on 18 July 2007, against Derbyshire at Abbeydale Park. He made his Test debut for England on 13 December 2012 against India. He made his ODI debut on 11 January 2013 against India. He made his T20 debut on 22 December 2012 against India.
International Career Stats:
- Test Debut: VS Indian on 13 December 2012
- ODI Debut: VS Indian on 11 January 2013
- T20I Debut: VS Indian on 22 December 2012
He has played for his career beginnings for Yorkshire. He made his Yorkshire Second Team debut on 18 July 2007, against Derbyshire at Abbeydale Park. He scored 57, putting on 133 for the first wicket with Adam Lyth. He continued to represent the Academy side and was named Player of the Tournament as Yorkshire’s Academy won the ProARCH trophy in Abu Dhabi.
After success, he got an opportunity in the first team in Yorkshire’s final Pro40 match for the season at Headingley, against Essex. Root scored 63 and was top-scorer in Yorkshire’s 187-7. He also has set many performances for Yorkshire. He also captained Yorkshire to the 2014 County Championship title and then helped them retain it the following year.
In the 4th against India, Root became the 655th player to represent England at Test cricket, receiving his cap from former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood. His original position was an opener but he joined the England team to play at the 6th number.
He made his Twenty20 debut in the second of a two-match series, although he was not required to bat, and following Jonny Bairstow’s withdrawal, he was also included in the ODI squad.
He made his ODI debut on 11 January 2013 against India. Root finished the ODI series with 163 runs.
Joe Root Career Statistics
Last Update: 16 January 2022
Following the successful tour of India, Root was retained in the Test squad for the 2013 Tour to New Zealand and was added to the previously announced ODI and Twenty20 squads.
For the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, England named Root in their squad of 15. He was also named as the 12th man in the Team of the Tournament by the ICC. For the 2013 Ashes series, Root was named as the opening batsman to partner captain Alastair. He finished the Test series with 339 runs and 3 Wickets. He also played for the T20 series. Root finished with 91 runs and 1 wicket.
Joe Root was also part of the England team for the 2014 tour of the West Indies. He finished the series as a 2-1 winner and ended up with 167 runs and 4 wickets. In the following series, for his best performance in the Test series, he was also named in the World Test XI by the ICC. In 2016, Root was selected in the England squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20. He was also selected in the England squad for the Sri Lankan tour of England.
He was named as his replacement and the full-time Test captain on 13 February 2017 as the 80th captain of England.
His net worth is estimated to be $3 Million. He is also a famous batsman.
Wife / Dating History:
Root became engaged to his girlfriend Carrie Cotterell in March 2016. Their son was born on 7 January 2017 and they married on 1 December 2018. See more about Joe Root Wife, Son & personal life mentioned below in the short biodata table.
|Son(s):||Alfred William Root|
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FAQs about Joe Root Cricketer
Who is Joe Root?
Joe Root is an English cricketer who is considered one of the best batsmen in international cricket. He is known for his elegant batting style and has been a key player for the England cricket team.
When was Joe Root born?
Joe Root was born on December 30, 1990, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
What is Joe Root’s batting style?
Joe Root is a right-handed batsman known for his classical and elegant batting style. He is often praised for his technique and ability to play both pace and spin bowling effectively.
What is Joe Root’s role in the England cricket team?
Joe Root has served as the captain of the England cricket team in both Test and One-Day International (ODI) formats. He is also a key batsman in the team and has consistently been one of the top run-scorers.
What are some of Joe Root’s achievements in cricket?
Joe Root has achieved numerous milestones in his cricket career, including scoring over 20 Test centuries, being one of England's leading run-scorers, and being ranked as one of the top batsmen in the world.