Joe Root was always seen as the future of English cricket since his debut. In a line-up comprising of devastating batters like Bairstow, Morgan, Stokes and Buttler, Root at No. 3 provides stability and prevents the batting collapse. His proper cricketing shots are always pleasing to the eyes and his back foot play is among the best in the world. His batting at No. 3 and part time off-spin drew comparisons with England great Michael Vaughan.
Root is 30 years old. He was born on 30 December, 1990 in Sheffield, Yorkshire.
Root has a net worth of $3 million. He was also chosen as the highest paid captain in international cricket recently.
Root is married to Carrie Cotterell. They have a son and a daughter named Alfred William Root and Isabella Root respectively.
It is a big surprise that a player of the potential of Joe Root is yet to play the IPL. He has stated that he would love to play an IPL season in the future but due to his commitments in Test cricket, he hasn’t been able to do so. Among the ‘Big Four’ of international cricket, Root is the only one who is yet to play an IPL season.
Test Career: Runs 8699, Avg. 49.14
ODI Career: Runs 5962, Avg. 50, SR. 86.90
T20I Career: Runs 893, Avg. 35.72, SR. 126.30
Joe Root made his international debut against India at Nagpur. His impeccable resilience and compact batting helped England draw the Test match and claim a historic overseas win. Root scored 73 in the first innings and played India’s spinners excellently. His foot work and ability to play the ball late made him England’s best player of spin. This is the reason he has been scoring runs consistently on turning subcontinent pitches.
Root replaced Alastair Cook as England’s full time Test captain in 2017. In his first Test as captain against South Africa at Lord’s he scored a brilliant 190. Not only in Test cricket, Root has been an integral part of England’s ODI set-up. He played a huge role in England’s title winning World Cup 2019 campaign and was England’s highest run-scorer. By the time he retires, Root can easily become one of the finest batters produced by England in all formats.