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March 10, 2019
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Joe Root (England Cricketer): Profile, Records, Wife, Controversies, Age, Weight, Height and More

By Bisma Qamar

Joe Root is the current captain of the England team and regarded as England’s most prized asset. In 2017 he was appointed as a captain for the first time and took a charge of England’s Test team against South Africa. He became the 6th English cricketer to score a century in their captaincy debut. After England’s back to back loss in Test, first in Ashes and the against New Zealand, Joe Root led his team to a very significant winning in 2018 summer against India.

Name: Joseph Edward Root

Nickname: Rooty

Role: Batsman

Cricket Career


Test Debut: vs India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Dec 13, 2012

ODI Debut: vs India at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Jan 11, 2013

T20I Debut: vs India at Wankhede Stadium, Dec 22, 2012

Career Turning Point: Joe became the Man of the Series for England Under- 19 while playing against Bangladesh in 2010.

Jersey Number: #5 (England)

Major Teams: Yorkshire and England


  • He is the 3rd highest run- scorer in cricket history after 25 Years. The first two are Brian Lara and Rahul Dravid.
  • His 73 runs in 289 minutes in the debut test match is the 6th longest innings by an English batsman.
  • While playing against South Africa he made 83 runs off 44 balls and it was the best chase in International T20Is.
  • 1st ever Yorkshire batsman to hit a century in ODI at Headingly.
  • Currently No. 3 ranked batsman in Test, No.6 in the ODI and No.7 in the T20Is

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children

Marital Status: Engaged

Affairs/Girlfriends: Carrie Cotterill

Wife: N/A

Marriage Date: N/A

Children: Alfred William Root


Autobiography: N/A

Biopic: N/A


Net Worth: US $ 5 Million

Awards and recognitions

Source: The Cricket Paper
  • ICC Test Team of the Year: 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Wisden Cricketer of the Year: 2014
  • ICC ODI Team of the Year: 2015, 2018
  • England Test Cricketer of the Year: 2015
  • England Limited-Overs Cricketer of the Year: 2015
  • Fans’ Player of the Year: 2015


  1. While playing a test series against West Indies, the Caribbean fast bowler Shanno Gabriel made some homophobic comments on the field on the England’s captain Joe Root. Gabriel was also given an on-field warning by the umpires about using abusive language but later after the when asked about what exactly did he say about Root, Joe declined to comment on the subject.
  2. Once in Birmingham nightclub, he got punch by Australian cricketer David Warner.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6ft 0″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg in Pounds

Eye Colour: Light Blue

Hair Colour: Blonde

Personal Life

Date of Birth: December 30, 1990

Age (as of May 2019): 28 years 131 days

Birth Place: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Nationality: England

Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aries

School: King Ecgbert School

College: Workshop College

Educational Qualifications: N/A

Signature: N/A

Source: Cricket World


Father: Helen Root

Mother: Matt Root

Sister: Wanda Root and Amanda Root

Brother: Billy Root

Coach/Mentor: NA

Religion: Christian

Address: Sheffield, Yorkshire

Source: YouTube


Hobbies: Playing Guitar

Cricketers: Michael Vaughan and James Anderson

Cricket Ground: N/A

Athletes: N/A

Food: Weetabix, chocolate chips and bacon sandwich

Artists: Brad Pitt

Films: N/A

Destinations: Barbados

Tattoos: N/A

Smoking/Drinking: No

Style Quotient


Lesser Known Facts

Joe Root is the first and just batsman to have made 30 or more scores in every one of his initial 10 ODI innings.

Root’s partners at the school used to call him ‘FEC’ or ‘Future England Captain’. And now since 2017, he is the Captain of England team in real.

As much as he enjoys the cricket, he is somewhat of a prankster both on and off the field.

Bisma Qamar