Wife: Carrie Cotterill
Age: 31 Years
Hometown: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
|Full Name||Joseph Edward Root|
|Nickname(s)||Joe, Shorty, The Golden Child
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
|Eye Colour||Light Blue|
|International Debut||Test- 13 December 2012 vs India in Nagpur
ODI- 11 January 2013 vs India in Rajkot
T20- 22 December 2012 vs India in Mumbai
|Jersey Number||#5, 66 (England)
#5 (IPL, County Cricket)
|Domestic/State Team||Yorkshire, England, England XI|
|Nature on field||Calm|
|Likes to play against||Australia and India
|Favourite Shot||Straight drive|
|Records (main ones)||• His debut Test match innings of 73 runs in 289 minutes is the 6th longest innings by an English batsman on debut.
• 1st ever Yorkshire batsman to hit an ODI hundred at Headingley
• 3rd third highest run-scorer in cricket history after 25 Tests, ahead of him were Brian Lara and Rahul Dravid
• His 83 runs of just 44 balls in ICC World T20 2016 match against South Africa was the 2nd best chase in T20Is and the best chase in World T20s.
• In August 2021, when England hosted India, he scored the most Test centuries by an England batsman in a year, most Test runs by an England batsman in a year, and most Test runs by anyone in a year. BBC
• On 5 June 2022, he became the 14th player in cricket history and the second England player to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket; this feat came on the fourth day of the first Test against New Zealand at Lords's. ICC
|Career Turning Point||Getting Man of the Series award for England Under-19 against Bangladesh Under-19 in 2010|
|Date of Birth||30 December 1990|
|Age (as of 2021)||31 Years|
|Birthplace||Dore, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England|
|Hometown||Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England|
|School||King Ecgbert School, Sheffield|
|College||Worksop College in Worksop|
|Family||Father- Matt Root
Mother- Helen Root
Brother- Billy Root (Younger)
Sisters- Wanda Root and Amanda Root
|Hobbies||Playing the guitar|
|Controversies||Late night in a Birmingham nightclub, he got punched by Australian batsman David Warner in 2013.|
|Cricketer||Batsman: Michael Vaughan
Bowler: James Anderson
|Food||Weetabix, chocolate chips and bacon sandwich|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Marriage Date||1 December 2018|
|Children||Son- Alfred William Root
Daughter- Name Not Known
Some Lesser Known Facts About Joe Root
- Does Joe Root smoke?: No
- Does Joe Root drink alcohol?: Yes
- Joe was the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2014.
- His grandfather, Rotherham CC was a former Yorkshire captain, and his younger brother, Billy is an MCC cricketer.
- His college team-mates used to call him FEC i.e. Future England Captain.
- He is a prankster, both on and off the field.
- His favourite super hero is Batman.