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Joe Root 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Born: December 30, 1990 (age 30 years), Dore, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Height: 1.83 m
Spouse: Carrie Cotterell (m. 2018)
Batting style: Right-handed
Children: Alfred William Root, Isabella Root
Parents: Matt Root, Helen Root
FULL NAME Joseph Edward Root
BORN December 30, 1990
HEIGHT 1.83 m
ROLE Batsman / Right hand Batsman
RELATION(S) Matt Root (Father), Helen Root (Mother)
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Root is the eldest son of Helen and Matt Root and grew up in Dore, Sheffield.
He has a younger brother, Billy, who plays cricket for Glamorgan.
He attended King Ecgbert School in Sheffield alone with dore primary, and at 15, on a cricket sports scholarship, Worksop College as a weekly boarder.
Root followed in his father’s footsteps by joining Sheffield Collegiate CC, in Abbeydale Park.
Former Yorkshire batsman and England captain Michael Vaughan also learnt his trade at Collegiate and was a source of inspiration for Root, who became a protégé of his.
Root won the ‘player of the tournament’ in the prestigious Bunbury festival.
Root supports football team Sheffield United.
Root became engaged to his girlfriend Carrie Cotterell in March 2016.
Their son, Alfred William, was born on 7 January 2017 and they married on 1 December 2018.
Their second child, daughter Isabella, was born in July 2020.
After a good performance for England Under-19s, Joe Root was somewhat unfairly thrown to the lions on a slow turner against India at Nagpur during the 2012-13 tour, but he made an impact with a solid 229-ball 73 — still the sixth-longest Test innings by an Englishman — and has never looked back ever since.
Promoted to open batting in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge in 2013, Root slammed a mammoth 180 against Australia at Lord’s.
The Yorkshire cricketer is that perfect blend of dour fighting attitude and relentless stamina (that has resulted in Yorkshire producing world-class openers over decades) and gorgeous drives, especially on the rise off the front foot.
Despite going through a rough patch in 2012, he fought back with 222 against Hampshire, was named Cricket Writer’s Young Player of the Year the next season, and scored a dogged 87 at Adelaide — one of the few face-saving performances for England in the embarrassing whitewash of the 2013-14 Ashes.
Back home, Root announced his comeback by scoring his first double-hundred, an unbeaten 200 against Sri Lanka at Lord’s.
His strokeplay has earned him fast runs in the shorter versions of the sport, especially during his famous unbeaten 49-ball 90 in a T20I against Australia at Rose Bowl in 2009.
As an aftermath of the 2015 World Cup nightmare, the selectors decided to draft in limited-overs specialists for both ODIs and T20Is.
Root was one of the few who was retained across formats. He continued to perform brilliantly across formats, but seldom better than in the 2016 World T20 final — where he scored a 36-ball 54 and took 2 wickets with his first 3 balls — only to see England lose the match.
Root was one of the few Englishmen to return from the India tour of 2016-17 with his reputation unscathed.
He scored 491 runs from 5 Tests, crossing fifty at least once in every Test.
When Alastair Cook stepped down from Test captaincy after the series, Root was named his replacement.