Joe Root

Quick Facts

Full Name Joseph Edward Root
Nickname Joe, Shorty, The Golden Child
Date of Birth 30 December 1990 (age 31)
Place of Birth Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Profession Cricketer Player
Religion Christianity
Nationality British
Height  6 feet
Weight 73 Kg
Father Matt Root
Mother Helen Root
Brother Name Billy Root
Sister Wanda Root
Amanda Root
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 1 December 2018
Wife Carrie Cotterill
Net Worth  $3 million
Social Media Instagram

Former England Test and One Day International team captain Joseph Edward Root is an English cricketer and recipient of the MBE. He also participates for Yorkshire in the domestic cricket competition in England.

Age & Birth Information

Joe Root, also known as Joseph Edward Root, was born on December 30, 1990, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. For more than ten years in Tests and One-Day Internationals, right-handed English batsman Joe Root has served as the foundation of the English batting order. For five years, he served as England’s Test captain and won 27 matches. Joe Root was also added by the ECB to England’s greatest Test XI.

Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, and Steve Smith collectively go by the name of the Fabulous 4, and the Root is considered one of the four best Test cricketers of the last ten years. The second-highest scorer for England in both Tests and ODIs is The Root. Root leads the English squad in ODI hundreds with seven. Under Joe Root’s leadership, England defeated various opponents and won 27 of the 60 Test matches.

Joe Root started playing cricket when he was just six years old. Root attended King Ecgbert School in Sheffield and participated in a number of their games. When he was 15 years old, Joe Root was given a cricket scholarship and went to Worksop College. Root refined his talents while playing cricket for Sheffield Collegiate CC throughout his undergraduate years. At the age of 16, Root participated in the Bunbury Festival Tournament and took home Player of the Tournament honors.

Height & Weight

He stands at six feet and also carries around 73 kg of weight. He has Brown hair and gorgeous warm blue eyes. His dress size, shoe size, biceps, chest, waist, hips, and other physical characteristics are all unknown.

Professional life

At the age of 17, Joe Root made his domestic debut for Yorkshire in 2007. On his home debut, Joe Root scored 57 runs. He represented Yorkshire in a number of competitions, and he triumphed alone in several bouts. A few months later, Yorkshire’s first team included Joe Root. In 2009, England’s Under-19 team for the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup included Joe Root. Throughout the competition, Root struck his squad with some unforgettable blows.

In 2011, Yorkshire’s Joe Root made his County debut against Worcestershire. A few months later, he scored his first county century against Sussex. 2014 saw Joe Root appointed Yorkshire’s captain, and that year he led his team to the County Championship title.

Joe Root debuted for his country in a matchup with India in December 2012. England won the test thanks in part to Root’s 73 runs in the first innings. On the same tour, Joe Root played his first T20I against India a few days later.

He didn’t, however, have a chance to bat once during the entire game,

Root also played in his first ODI during the tour to India. He participated in each of the five ODIs, recording 163 runs, including his first fifty. 2013 saw Joe Root get a century in his first Test match against New Zealand. Root finished with 243 runs in three games, taking the top spot.

After helping his team reach the finals in 2013, Joe Root was chosen for the England team to compete in the ICC Champions Trophy. In four matches throughout the tournament, Root scored 68, 38, 40, and 48 runs. Root made 180 runs in the first innings of the second match of the 2013 Ashes while opening the batting and taking two wickets. For the English team, he finished the series with the most runs.

Joe Root with his Trophy(Source: Instagram)

In the 2014 Ashes match between England and Australia, Root did not score big runs like his colleagues did. England was defeated 5-0. In four tests, Joe Root only amassed 192 runs. In a 2014 Test match against Sri Lanka, Joe scored 200 runs, assisting England in taking the series. Joe Root has established himself as a key member of the England side by the end of 2014, participating in nearly all of the team’s games.

Joe Root scored a century and finished the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup as his team’s leading run scorer,

The 2015 Ashes saw Joe Root score 300, making him the youngest English batsman to do so. With 460 runs scored in five games, Root finished with the most runs. Joe Root led his team from the lead in the 2016 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, ensuring their advancement to the finals. Against the West Indies in the championship, Root scored 57 runs. However, England lost the championship game. Joe Root completed the tournament with 248 runs in 7 games.

Joe Root struggled in 2017 and 2018, failing to score many runs in any fashion,

At the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Joe Root had a remarkable comeback, scoring 556 runs in 11 innings to lead his team to their first World Cup victory. In December 2019, Joe Root faced New Zealand and scored his first double century while serving as captain. On a test series against India in 2021, Joe Root recorded his first five-wicket haul. Throughout the same series, Root retained his highest Test rating.

In February 2017, Joe Root was selected as the leader of the England Test team. In a test match against South Africa, Joe Root grabbed a goal in his captaincy debut. 190 runs, breaking the previous record for a captaincy debut. A few former English players criticized Joe Root’s leadership during the Ashes and criticized his defensive approach.
For five years, Joe Root led England and played a key role in some historic triumphs. On April 15, 2022, Joe Root gave his resignation as captain.


  • His debut 73-run inning took 289 minutes. The sixth-longest test match played by an English batsman in his debut.
  • First Yorkshire player to reach a century in an ODI at Headingley
  • He was the third-highest run-scorer in cricket history after Brian Lara and Rahul Dravid after 25 Test matches.
  • In the 2016 ICC World T20 match, his 83 runs in 44 balls against South Africa was the second-best T20I chase and the best World T20 chase.

Net worth & Source of Income

For 2022–2023, Joe Root’s predicted net worth is $3 million. Oe Root currently holds the position of captain of Team England and earns a substantial amount of currency annually. annual salary of around £700,000 per pound with the land-clearing team.

Joe Root with his car(Source: Instagram)

He charges £12,000 for a match, £5000 and £2,500 a match for D and 20, respectively. He confirmed the agreement when the contract with White Ball in 2016–17 started, and he was given the go-ahead to play for the Ngliad Cricket Team. You might anticipate that after his debut, he will be valued more than £1 million.

Endorsement of a brand

There are various financial advantages to leading England in Test cricket. The seamer has served as the spokesperson for a number of well-known businesses recently, including Brut, Vitality, and New Balance.

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Relationship Status

In a private and intimate ceremony, the part-time spinner wed his better half Carrie Cotterell in 2018. The couple has two lovely kids as well. A son named Alfred William was born to them in 2017, and a stunning girl named Isabella will be due in July 2020.

Joe Root with his wife(Source: Instagram)

Root’s wife, Carrie Root, had previously worked at The Arc in Headingley, Leeds. It has been discovered that the only reason Root and Carrie connected in Leeds is because Yorkshire Cricket Club, where Root spent a significant portion of his early cricket career, is based in Headingley.


  • World XI for the ICC Test in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2021.
  • World XI for the ICC ODI between 2015 and 2018.
  • August 2021: ICC Player of the Month.
  • In 2021, an ICC Test Cricketer.

Some Interesting Facts

  • Helen and Matt Root welcomed a son, Joseph Edward, into the world on December 30, 1990 in Dore, Sheffield.
    Root was born into a cricket family. His father also played for Sheffield Collegiate Cricket, while his grandfather captained Rotterdam in the Yorkshire League. His younger sibling, Billy Root, also plays for Glamorgan County Cricket Club as a professional cricketer.
  • Before transferring to Worksop College at the age of 15 on a sports scholarship, Root attended King Ecgbert School.
  • The nicknames “Joe,” “Shorty,” and “The Golden Child” have been given to Root.
  • For Yorkshire 2nd XI’s match against Derbyshire in 2007, Joe Root made his professional cricket debut, making 57 runs. After some time, he participated in Yorkshire’s first XI’s Natwest Pro40 League match against Essex and scored 63 runs.
  • Root competed for England in the U-19 World Cup in 2008. He had trouble with the bat, though, getting only 138 runs in six games, which dropped England to seventh place.
  • In a Test match against India in 2012, Joe Root made his debut for his country and stunned everyone with a 73-run innings. His skill as a test cricketer is well known; he amassed 8887 runs in 106 matches at an average of 49.09; we are all aware of this.
  • With 8887 runs scored in the test, Root is England’s third-highest scorer, trailing Graham Gooch by 13 runs for second place.
  • Joseph Root made his debut in all three formats versus India.
  • The first player to record 10 consecutive 30+ ODI scores is an English batter.
  • He was drinking in a Birmingham club at 2.30 a.m. during the 2013 Ashes when David Warner punched him in the face and was suspended for the rest of the series.