Joe Root

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Profession Cricketer
Role Batsman
Date of Birth December 30, 1990
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Birth Place South Yorkshire, England
Nationality English

Joe Root

Joseph Edward Root is an English cricketer who represents England in international cricket. In 2021, he was serving as the captain of the Test cricket for England. He also plays for Yorkshire in domestic cricket.

  • Joe Root is a right-handed batsman who also does right-arm leg break and right-arm off-break bowling.
  • Another English cricketer, Billy Root is his younger brother.
  • Joe Root’s height is 6 ft or 183 cm.
  • He started playing for England internationally in 2012. His debut international cricket match was a Test match played on December 13, 2012, against India.
  • His shirt number is 66 which he wears in T20Is and ODIs.
  • He was the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2014.
  • In 2015, Joe Root was the England Test Cricketer of the Year.
  • Joe was the England Limited-Overs Cricketer of the Year in 2015.
  • For his contribution to cricket, he received the honor of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) during the 2020 New Year Honours.
  • Before Root, Alastair Cook was the full-time captain of the England Test team. On February 13, 2017, Joe replaced Alastair Cook as the Test captain.
  • Joe is England’s 80th captain.
  • He is the first player in the world to score a double century in his 100th Test match.


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