Born: on 30 December 1990
National Team: England
Height: 6 ft 0 inch
Batting: Right-handed batsman
Playing Role: Batsman
Competence Test ODI FC LA
Total Matches 80 136 139 169
Total scored 6,685 5,579 10,771 6,464
Batting Avg 49.51 51.65 49.18 47.88
100s&/50s 16/41 16/31 26/58 15/38
Best score 254 133* 254 133*
Catches/stumpings 91/- 65/– 130/– 72/–
Joseph Edward Root (known as Joe Root) is an English international cricketer and former captain of the England Test team. Root scored nearly 1000 runs in 2009 for the first XI of Yorkshire and was given an opportunity to play for the England Lions. In 2010, he produced his first-class debut and has become a regular in the Lions setup since then. Impressive batting coach Graham Thorpe, with a maximum score of 222 against Hampshire, Root scored 964 first-class runs in the season.
In 2012, the 21-year-old was then given a deserving berth for the Test series against India in the domestic team, instead of retired Andrew Strauss and a position in the Champions League T20 team of Yorkshire preceding the Indian Tour. During the historic tour of India in 2012, Root was drafted into the playing XI for the final test and immediately impressed with his qualified batting in the one Test and his convenient bowling in the shorter formats. Ashes fame was shortly to follow when Root scored 180 in Lord’s’ second Ashes Test and earned loads of truck regard for his maturity and temperament.
The following Ashes had very little on the platter for Root as he and all the other English batsmen included were unable to manage the heat from the Australian fasts, losing the series 5-0. However, Root is presently one of the most promising young people in England, and captaincy’s added responsibility has brought his game up a notch.