Joe Root Wife, Age, Height, Fab Four, Stats, Jersey Number, Details

Published on: Mar 10, 2019 4:32 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 16, 2024 5:43 pm IST

Joe Root

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.

Date of Birth 30 December 1990
Height 6 ft
Jersey Number 66
Wife Carrie Cotterell

Nickname: Rooty

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

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.

Joe Root Wife

Carrie Cotterell is the wife of Joe Root.

Carrie Cotterell

Children: Alfred William Root


  • 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 Shannon Gabriel made some homophobic comments on the field on 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 was punched by Australian cricketer David Warner.

Birth Place: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Nationality: 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

Coach/Mentor: NA

Religion: Christian

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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