Joe Root

England
31 Years (30 Dec, 1990)
Male
Sheffield, Yorkshire
top-order batter
right-hand bat
right-arm offbreak
2012 - 2022
Yorkshire Under-17s, Yorkshire Academy, Yorkshire 2nd XI, Yorkshire, Trent Rockets (Men), Sydney Thunder, England Under-19s, England Lions, England

Joe Root Bio

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.

When did Joe Root make his International debut?

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 records

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.

Joe Root and his IPL record

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.

Joe Root vs Virat Kohli

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.

PlayerFormatMatchesRunsAveHS100s50s
Virat KohliTests987,85450.34254*2727
Joe RootTests1129,53149.92542353
Virat KohliODIs25412,16959.071834362
Joe RootODIs1526,10951.33133*1635
Virat KohliT20Is953,22752.0494*029
Joe RootT20Is3289035.729005

Joe Root vs Kane Williamson

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.

PlayerFormatMatchesRunsAveHS100s50s
Kane WilliamsonTests867,27253.472512433
Joe RootTests1129,53149.92542353
Kane WilliamsonODIs1516,17347.48133*1339
Joe RootODIs1526,10951.33133*1635
Kane WilliamsonT20Is742,02132.5995014
Joe RootT20Is3289035.729005

Joe Root vs Steve Smith

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.

PlayerFormatMatchesRunsAveHS100s50s
Steve SmithTests80766460.842392732
Joe RootTests1129,53149.92542353
Steve SmithODIs1284,37843.341641125
Joe RootODIs1526,10951.33133*1635
Steve SmithT20Is5286326.9494*04
Joe RootT20Is3289035.729005

Joe Root list of Test centuries

SCOREOPPONENTYEARVENUEFOURSSIXES
254Pakistan2016Old Trafford270
228Sri Lanka2021Galle181
226New Zealand2019Hamilton221
218India2021Chennai192
200*Sri Lanka2014Lord's160
190South Africa2017Lord's271
186Sri Lanka2021Galle180
182*West Indies2015Grenada174
180*India2021Lord's180
180Australia2015Lord's182
154*India2014Trent Bridge150
149*India2014The Oval181
136West Indies2017Bimingham220
134Australia2015Cardiff170
130Australia2015Trent Bridge191
125India2018The Oval121
124India2016Rajkot111
124Sri Lanka2018Pallekele102
122West Indies2019St Lucia100
121India2021Leeds140
110South Africa2016Johannesburg170
109India2021Trent Bridge140
104New Zealand2013Leeds90

Joe Root ODI list of Centuries

SCOREOPPONENTYEARVENUEFOURSSIXES
133*Bangladesh2017The Oval111
125South Africa2016Centurion105
121Sri Lanka2015Wellington142
113*India2018Lord's81
113India2014Leeds103
109South Africa2016Johannesburg101
107West Indies2014Antigua70
107Pakistan2019Trent Bridge101
106*New Zealand2015Trent Bridge130
104*Sri Lanka2014Pallekele71
104New Zealand2015Birmingham132
102New Zealand2018Dunedin62
102West Indies2019Barbados90
101West Indies2017Barbados100
100*India2018Leeds100
100*West Indies2019Southampton110

Joe Root Net Worth and Endorsements

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

  • Bru
  • Vitality
  • New Balance

What is the birthdate of Joe Root?

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.

What is the height and weight of Joe Root?

Joe Root’s height is six feet or 180 cms. His weight is 70 kgs.

Joe Root family details

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.

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Joe Root News

Jun 16, 2022
The third Test between England and New Zealand will be played at Headingley in Leeds, starting June 23.
Jun 5, 2022
Joe Root surpassed Sachin Tendulkar to become the youngest to scale the mount 10,000 in Test cricket on Sunday.
Jun 5, 2022
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was massively trolled on Twitter for attributing former England Test captain Joe Root to the Indian cricket board.
May 11, 2022
New Zealand legend Brendon McCullum could be appointed as the new England coach later this week.
May 5, 2022
Joe Root, MBE, who was born on 30th December 1990, is an international cricketer who plays for the England Test and One Day International (ODI) teams.

Frequently Asked Questions about Joe Root

What is the Date of Birth for Joe Root?

Joe Root was born on December 30, 1990

What is the age of Joe Root?

Joe Root is 31 years of age.

What is the height and weight of Joe Root?

Joe Root’s height is six feet or 180 cms. His weight is 70 kgs.

Who are all there in Joe Root's family?

Joe Root is the son of Helen and Matt Root. He has a younger brother called Billy Root.

What is the name of Joe Root's wife and kid's name?

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.
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