|31 Years (30 Dec, 1990)|
|2012 - 2021|
|Yorkshire Under-17s, Yorkshire Academy, Yorkshire 2nd XI, Yorkshire, Trent Rockets (Men), Sydney Thunder, England Under-19s, England Lions, England|
There is a saying in English cricket. A strong Yorkshire means a better England cricket. Whenever Yorkshire have produced great players, they have gone on to change England cricket forever. The likes of Herbert Sutcliffe, Leonard Hutton, Michael Vaughan, and Sir Geoffrey Boycott are fine examples of their greatness. One can also add Joe Root to that list. When he rose from the age ranks of Yorkshire cricket, everybody hailed him as the next big thing in English cricket. ...Read More
There is a saying in English cricket. A strong Yorkshire means a better England cricket. Whenever Yorkshire have produced great players, they have gone on to change England cricket forever. The likes of Herbert Sutcliffe, Leonard Hutton, Michael Vaughan, and Sir Geoffrey Boycott are fine examples of their greatness. One can also add Joe Root to that list. When he rose from the age ranks of Yorkshire cricket, everybody hailed him as the next big thing in English cricket. He did not prove them wrong.
Right from his very first Test in which he had to bat in sluggish conditions to save a Test against India, Joe Root has evolved into England’s best player in the modern era. His Test match contributions have been sublime. But, many people often overlook his contributions in limited-overs cricket where he is an elite list of most centuries by an England player. Root’s arrival on the international stage has seen him join the ranks of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson as one of the Fab 4 in modern batting.
Joe Root made his debut in all formats during England's tour of India in 2012/13. His Test debut was in Nagpur in 2012. His T20I and ODI debut were in 2012 and 2013 in Mumbai and Rajkot.
Joe Root has enjoyed a phenomenal 2021 as he became the third-highest run-getter in a single calendar year. Root smashed 1708 runs in the whole year and just fell behind Sir Viv Richards and Mohammad Yousuf for most runs. At the age 30, he has already played more than 100 Tests and is nearing 10,000 runs. If he goes past that mark, he will join Sir Alastair Cook as the only other player to have reached that mark. When it comes to ODIs, he is already the second-highest run-getter in their history. But, the key tally is his century count. Root has the highest number of centuries by an England player in ODI history with 16.
As a T20I batsman, Root may struggle but in one match, he prospered. He smashed 83 off 44 balls and helped England chase down 231 against South Africa in 2016. That remains the second-highest successful chase in the format. In Tests, Root is on the cusp of breaking all records held by England batsmen. But, he also has a world record partnership of 198 for the 11th wicket with James Anderson. This feat took place in Trent Bridge against India in 2014.
Surprisingly, throughout his playing time, Joe Root has never managed to be picked by an IPL team. Each time his name has cropped up in the auction, he has not found a team. There is hope that Root might be picked by some team in the IPL 2022 mega auction.
As a captain and player, Virat Kohli has accumulated significant numbers as compared to Root. Root has always had the edge with the bat against India in all conditions. Kohli has corrected his poor record in England with a fine display in 2018. But, when it comes to the Fab 4, Root is well behind Kohli when it comes to batting in all formats.
Perhaps the closest to Root when it comes to the numbers. Although Williamson has a fabulous record overall, Root has managed to close the gap with him. But, as captain, Williamson holds the edge. Root has never managed to beat Williamson in a Test match since he took over the reins in 2017. But, in the 2019 ICC World Cup, Root was part of the winning team that lifted the trophy. Williamson, though, has the ICC World Test Championship mace to his credit.
As an England player, the measure of their success begins with their performance against Australia. Root was part of the 2015 Ashes team that won back the Urn. But, in between that, his contributions have been negligible. Root has struggled to score big centuries in Australia and from 2013 to 2021 as a player and captain, he lost 12 out of 13 Tests. Smith, on the other hand, has accumulated 11 hundreds in that period against England alone. It is this damning stat that puts Smith well ahead of Root. But, in ODIs, Root has the edge against Smith.
|122||West Indies||2019||St Lucia||10||0|
|106*||New Zealand||2015||Trent Bridge||13||0|
Joe Root’s net worth is approximately USD 3 million. In addition, he also earns Rs 7.22 crore on an annual basis thanks to the England and Wales Cricket Board Central Contract system. Here are the list of brands that Joe Root endorses. Since he does not have an IPL contract, Joe Root’s net worth is much less as compared to Williamson, Smith and Kohli
Joe Root was born on December 30, 1990. He is 31 years of age. Root was born in the town of Sheffield in South Yorkshire.
Joe Root’s height is six feet or 180 cms. His weight is 70 kgs.
Joe Root is the son of Helen and Matt Root. He has a younger brother called Billy Root. Billy plays for Glamorgan in the County Championships. Root became engaged to his girlfriend Carrie Cotterell in March 2016, just before the ICC World T20 in India. Their son, Alfred William, was born on 7 January 2017 and they married on 1 December 2018. Their second child, Isabella, was born in July 2020. Carrie Cottrell worked in a Bar in Leeds called The Arc.Collapse