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Joe Root, England Cricketer

Introduction of Joe Root 

Joe Root (Joseph Edward Root) is the right-handed top order batsman of England Cricket Team. In addition, he has played for England in all formats of Cricket from 2012. Furthermore, he was the previous captain of the Test Team of England. His excellence in test cricket showed from the fact that he is among the top 10th highest scorers in Test Internationals and is widely regarded as the highest and active run scorer in Tests. Moreover, he is an icon of modern-day Cricket and one of the finest Batsmen of England Cricket Team. Another fact about him is that although he is a top order batsman however, he played as a middle order batsman in most of the matches of England. In Contrast to batting, he occasionally does off-spin bowling. 

Joe Root
Joe Root

Early and Personal Life of Joe Root

Full NameJoseph Edward Root
NicknameThe Golden Child, Shorty, Joe
DOBDecember 30,1990
Place of BirthDore, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Height6 ft
Eye ColorLight Blue
Batting StyleRight-handed batsman
Bowling Style Right-arm (off break)
Role in the teamTop order batsman
Relatives in CricketBilly Root/brother
WifeCarrie Cotterill
Personal Details

Early Life

Joseph Edward Root was born in Dore, Sheffield, England on December 30,1990 in a Christian Family. He was born as the Eldest Son of Matt Root (father) and Helen Root (mother). He has 3 siblings, a younger brother namely Billy Root and 2 sisters named Wanda Root and Amanda Root. Moreover, he got his education from Dore Primary School and King Ecgbert School of Sheffield.

After completion of his school education, he joined Worksop College and later joined Sheffield Collegiate CC, Abbeydale Park by following his father’s footsteps. Furthermore, Root took his inspiration from the Former Captain and Batsman of England, Michael Vaughan who was also enrolled at Sheffield Collegiate previously. His teammates of the college used to call him FEC/Future England Captain. At the Annual cricket tournament of England named Bunbury Festival, Joe won the man of the tournament award. As a player and person, he shows full support for Sheffield United Football Club.

Joe Root Personal Life

Root married to his longtime girlfriend Carrie Cotterill on December 1,2018. In addition, he is a father of 2 children: a son Alfred William Root and a daughter.

Joe Root’s Cricket Career

Domestic Career

At domestic level of cricket, Root begins by playing for Yorkshire Second Team on July 18,2007. During the match he showed brilliant performance and later continued playing for his academy and was declared as the player of the tournament when his academy won the title of proARCH trophy. After the successful start in the second level team, he was then ranked to the first team of Yorkshire for the final Pro40 match at the Headingly Cricket Ground. In that match he remained the top scorer with his 63 runs.

After the 3 years contract with Yorkshire, he was later selected in the England Squad for Under-19 Cricket World Cup. However, England was eliminated before the semi-finals. After the CWC, to polish his game he was enrolled in the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy of Adelaide, Australia.

Furthermore, he also played in the County Championship in 2011 against Worcestershire. He scored his first Championship 100 at Scarborough against Sussex. In addition, Root also led Yorkshire for the County Championship 2014 when his team won the title. In the 2023 IPL auction, he was drafted by Rajasthan Royals. Whereas he also played for Trent Rockets in 2022 for The Hundred 2022.

Domestic team Details of Joe Root

YearsTeam Names 
2018-19Sydney Thunders
2021-presentTrent Rockets
2023Rajasthan Royals 
2023Dubai Capitals
Domestic Information
Joe Root
Joe Root

Joe Root Career Stats

Match Category Test Internationals ODIFC
Total No.of matches 135171203
Scored Runs11416652216029
Average of Batting 50.2947.649.47
Highest score254133*254
Bowled Balls489916387126
Total No. of wickets 602781
Average of Bowling 44.3358.7747.01
5 wickets in an inning101
10 wickets in a match000
Best of Bowling 5/83/525/8
Career Stats of Root

List of Awards of Joe Root

  1. 2014: Wisden Cricketer of the Year
  2. 2014-15, 2016, 2021: ICC test team of the Year
  3. 2015,2018: ICC ODI team of the year
  4. 2015: England Test Cricketer of the year
  5. 2015: England Cricketer of the year in limited overs
  6. 2020: He was appointed as the MBE (member of the order of the British Empire) for his services in the English Cricket Team.
  7. 2021: ICC Men’s Cricketer of the year
  8. 2021: ICC player of the Month of August
  9. 2021: Player of the Year for PCA
  10. 2022: Wisdens 5 cricketers of the year

International Career Details

National Playing SideEngland from 2012
1st TestDecember 13, 2012 against India 
Last TestJuly 27,2023 against Australia 
1st ODIJanuary 11,2013 against India 
Last ODINovember 11,2023 against Pakistan 
1st T20IDecember 22,2012 against India 
Last T20IMay 5,2019 against Pakistan 
International Information
Joe Root
Joe Root

Test Internationals

Root’s debut in the Test Internationals was made during the 4th Test of the series against India in 2012. Root made good start with 73/229 in 1st innings and 20* in the 2nd innings and later England won that Test series. After India, Root was selected in the England Squad for the Test series against New Zealand. In the 2013 New Zealand tour of England, Root made his 1st Test Century with 104/167 at the home ground Headingly.

Later he was announced as the top scorer of that series attaining 243 and England won the series with 2-0. During a test series against Sri Lanka in 2014, Root made an unbeaten score of 200/298 at Lords in the first Test. His spectacular performance led England towards scoring highest Test Scores against Sri Lanka. During a Test series against New Zealand in 2022, Root made a total of 396 Runs in 6 innings with the average of 99 and won the Player of the series award.

Joe Root Test Captaincy

Root became the Captain of England team in Test format replacing Alastair Cook in February,2017. Furthermore, he was the 80th Captain of the England Cricket team. During his 1st match as a captain, he made his 12th Test Century against South Africa at Lords on July 6,2017. After the series against South Africa, he then captained the English Team in the Ashes series 2017-18. However, England Team’s performance in that series was not up to the mark. Root then captained the England Squad against Pakistan and India in 2018. Under his leadership, England won a Test series against Sri Lanka in 2018 for the first time after 2001. He then captained the English Team for Ashes series 2019 and test series against NZ and SA in 2019-20.

Later in 2020, England played Test series against West Indies and Pakistan under his captaincy. He then led England in the series against Sri Lanka & India in 2021 and against Australia and West Indies in 2021-22. However, after captaining 4th Ashes Test and for the 60th time making a record and completing his 64 tests as a captain he then resigned from the post of a captain in 2022. Overall, he captained the team from 2017-2022. In addition, he holds the record for most 64 Test Matches as the Captain of England team.


Root debuted in ODIs against India in 2013, however he didn’t bat but only bowled 9 overs. During the 4th match of the series, he scored his maiden ODI 50 and scored a total of 163 runs in that series. He was also among the squad members of England for the Champions Trophy 2013-14. Later he was announced as the 12th man of the Team of the Tournament by ICC. In the ICC CWC 2015, he was also the squad member of the England team. His ODI performance in 2015 led him towards the 12th man of the World ODI 11 by ICC.

During the ICC Champion Trophy 2017 he was named as the member of the “Team of Tournament” by ICC as he became the 4th highest run scorer. In 2018, he scored 800 runs of ODIs in 19 innings. He was also the squad member of the England for ICC CWC2019 and later included in the team of the Tournament by ICC. Root played his 150th ODI Match in June 2021 against Sri Lanka and also completed his 6,000 ODI scores.


At the T20Is, Root debuted against India in 2012, where he didn’t bat. Later in the Ashes series 2013-14, he batted at no. 4 in the T20I against Australia and came in with 37-3 where he scored his career best 90*/49. During the England tour to South Africa 2015-16, Root made quick 34/18 runs in the 2nd T20. Later in 2016, he was a member of the England Squad for ICC T20 World Cup. During the 2nd match against South Africa, he scored 83 on 44 balls where the England team made a record chasing the target score of 230 runs. Root was named as the player of the match. Root made a total of 249 runs throughout the tournament and became the 3rd highest run scorer. However, his T20 era in the England team goes from 2012-19.

Joe Root International Centuries

Root holds the record of scoring 46 centuries in international Matches and turned into the 11th highest international century scorer in the world of cricket. Moreover, his centuries include 4 test centuries against Australia. Whereas Root made an ODI century against Bangladesh however, against India he scored 9 Test centuries and 3 ODI centuries. Furthermore, he scored 5 test centuries and 3 ODI centuries against New Zealand. In addition, he scored an ODI century & a Test Century against Pakistan whereas 2 ODI and 2 Test centuries against South Africa. Against Sri Lanka he made 4 Test and 2 ODI centuries. Whereas he scored 5 test and 4 ODI centuries against the West Indies.


1: How old is Joe Root?

A: As of December 30,2023, Root turns 33 years old.

2: Is Joe Root Married?

A: Root married to his longtime girlfriend Carrie Cotterill on December 1,2018.

3: How tall is Joe Root?

A: Root is 6 ft tall in height.

4: When and where was Joe Root born?

A: Joseph Edward Root was born in Dore, Sheffield, England on December 30,1990 in a Christian Family.

4: How many centuries does Joe Root scored?

A: Until now, Root has scored 30 centuries in Tests Internationals and 16 Centuries in ODIs.

5: What’s the pay of Joe Root?

A: The monthly salary of Root is $ 400,000.

6: Can Joe Root playing in the IPL 2024?

A: Root is not playing in the IPL 2024 and withdrawn from Rajasthan Royals.

7: Who is the younger brother of Root?

A: Billy Root is the younger brother of Joe who plays cricket for Glamorgan.

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