Joseph Edward Root, professionally known as Joe Root is an English cricketer. He is the current captain of the England Test Team. He is a right-handed batsman. According to the ICC Player Rankings, he is currently ranked sixth in Test batting and seventh in ODI batting rankings. He was previously ranked the best Test batsman. As of June 2019, he has scored 16 Test and ODI centuries.
What is Joe Root Famous For?
Inside Content (Biography)
– Captain of the England Test Team.
Where was Joe Root Born?
Joe Root was born on 30 December 1990. His birth name is Joseph Edward Root. His birthplace is in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in England. He holds English nationality. He was born to a father, Matt Root, and a mother, Helen Root. He has a younger brother, William Thomas “Billy” Root.
He attended King Ecgbert School, Sheffield. He later attended Workshop College on a cricket sports scholarship.
He made his Yorkshire Second Team debut in July 2007.
He led the team to win the ProARCH trophy in Abu Dhabi. He was named Player of the Tournament.
He made his Yorkshire first-team debut against Essex in Yorkshire’s final Pro40 match of the season.
He signed a three-year professional contract with Yorkshire.
He was selected for the U19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
He made his Test debut against India in 2012.
He made his Twenty20 debut in the second of a two-match series against India in 2012.
He made his ODI debut against India in 2012.
He became the first batsman to start his ODI career with six consecutive scores of over 30.
He scored his first Test century against New Zealand in 2013. He became the first Yorkshire player to score their first Test century at Headingley.
He took his first Test wicket in the 2013 Ashes series. He got Ed Cowan out in the second innings.
He became the youngest English player to score a century at a World Cup after he scored 121 runs against Sri Lanka in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
He became the youngest ever English batsman to make three Ashes centuries in 2015.
He reached the number one position in the ICC Test batting rankings.
He became only the 3rd player to score a fifty and to take at least a wicket in an ICC World T20 final. England lost to West Indies in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 final.
He became the full-time Test captain of England in February 2017 after Alastair Cook resigned.
He became the third-fastest batsman in September 2017 to score 4,000 runs in ODIS (91), in terms of the number of innings.
He scored a total of 800 runs from 19 innings in 2018 ODIs.
In 2018, he became the first English captain to win a test series in Sri Lanka in 2001. It was his first test series away win as captain.
He played in his 250th international match for England during the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Awards and Honors
ICC Test Team of the Year: 2014, 2015, 2016
2014 Wisden Cricketer of the Year
ICC ODI Team of the Year: 2015, 2018
2015 England Test Cricketer of the Year
2015 England Limited-Overs Cricketer of the Year
2015 Fans’ Player of the Year
Who is Joe Root Married to?
Joe Root is a married man. He is married to Carrie Cotterell. The couple got engaged in March 2016. They got married on 1 December 2018. The couple has a son born in January 2017.
What are Joe Root Body Measurements?
Joe Root stands at a height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 154 lbs i.e. 70 kg. He has an average body build. He has blue eyes and dark brown hair.
What is Joe Root Net Worth?
Joe Root earns playing professional cricket. His income comes from salary, bonuses, prize money, and endorsements. His net worth is estimated at $3 million at present.
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