Joe Root is regarded as England’s most prized asset in recent times. Root is the current Test captain of England and is a part of fab four batsmen club (Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson & Joe Root) of the modern day cricket.
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
Jersey Number: 5
Major Teams: Yorkshire and England
His 73 runs in 289 minutes in the debut Test match is the 6th longest innings by an English batsman.
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Carrie Cotterell
Children: Alfred William Root
Date of Birth: December 30, 1990
Birth Place: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aries
School: King Ecgbert School
College: Workshop College
Educational Qualifications: N/A
Father: Helen Root
Mother: Matt Root
Sister: Wanda Root and Amanda Root
Brother: Billy Root
Address: Sheffield, Yorkshire
Hobbies: Playing Guitar
Favourite Cricketers: Michael Vaughan and James Anderson
Favourite Food: Weetabix, chocolate chips and bacon sandwich
Favourite Artists: Brad Pitt
Favourite Destinations: Barbados
Lesser Known Facts
Joe Root is the first and only batsman to have made 30 or more scores in every one of his initial 10 ODI innings.
Root’s college-mates called him ‘FEC’ or ‘Future England Captain’.
Root is a prankster both on and off the field.
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