Joe Root

Joseph Edward Root was born on the 30th December 1990 in Dore, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. His parents, Matt and Helen have 4 children and Joe is the eldest son in the family. His younger brother Billy, is also an MCC youngest cricketer.

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During the formative years, Root attended King Ecgbert School, Sheffield. He also continued his father's dreams and goals by joining Sheffield Collegiate C.C. Former Yorkshire batsman and England captain, Michael Vaughan. Vaughan was the source of inspiration for him, so Joe became a kind of protégé of his.

The first debut match happened in 2007, when Root played as a team-mate of Yorkshire Second team against Derbyshire at Abbeydale. During the game he scored 57, putting on 133 for the first wicket with Adam Lyth. Later, the team was awarded by ProARCH trophy and he was named Player of the Tournament. After all achievements, Root had an opportunity in the first team in Yorkshire's final Pro40 match of the season at Headingley, against Essex to become top-scorer in Yorkshire's.

A little bit later, Root signed a three-year professional contract with Yorkshire. He was also selected for the Under 19 Cricket World Cup, during which he made an unbeaten 70 in a victory against Hong Kong before the West Indies eliminated him. Root was sent to the Darren Lehmann Academy in Adelaide, South Australia, to improve his skills. During the 2012-13 tour, he played against India at Nagpur. Root made an impact with a solid 229-ball 73 — still the sixth-longest Test innings by an Englishman — and has never looked back ever since.

In 2013, he was promoted to open batting in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, Root slammed a mammoth 180 against Australia at Lord’s. Despite all troubles on his way, Joe fought back with 222 against Hampshire. That is why he was named Cricket Writer’s Young Player of the Year the next season, and scored a dogged 87 at Adelaide — one of the few face-saving performances for England in the embarrassing whitewash of the 2013-14 Ashes.

After returning home, Root announced his comeback by scoring his first double hundred, an unbeaten 200 against the Sri Lankans at Lord’s. Due to the stroke play he earned fast runs in the shorter versions of the sport, especially during his famous unbeaten 49-ball 90 in a T20I against Australia at Rose Bowl in 2009. Thanks to his skillful and outstanding fielding, Root is definitely the best cricketer for the future of English sport life. Joe has his own batting style, he is a right-handed batsman. His net worth is estimated to be $8 million.

As to the personal life in his biography, he is engaged to his long-term girlfriend Carrie Cotterill. As to his religion, he is a Christian. He loves playing guitar and he does not smoke. He is also a well-known prankster. Joe is a fan of Brad Pitt and Batman.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 30 Dec, 1990
Age: 29 yrs
Occupations: Cricketer
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Dore
Education: Worksop College
Gender: Male
Description: English cricketer
Net Worth 2021: 5 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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