Relation(s) Matt Root (Father), Helen Root (Mother)
Joe Root Biography
Joseph Edward Root is an English Cricketer, right handed batsman who takes the position of the handling the higher order of the team.
He made his Yorkshire Second Team debut on 18 July 2007. After accomplishment at the second-group level, Root was given an open door in the first group in Yorkshire's last Pro40 match of the season at Headingley, against Essex. Root scored 63 and was top-scorer in Yorkshire's 187– 7.
Joe Root made his debut for the England team against India in December 2012 in the Test series at Nagpur. He scored 73 runs in his first match of the test.
In the same tour, he made his T20 and ODI debut and went on to score his maiden fifty in the fourth ODI of the series.
Rise to Glory
In the 2013 Ashes, Joe Root reacted splendidly with a momentous 180 in the second innings of the second Test at Lord's.
Root has played beautifully in 2014, as he began the mid-year with an unbeaten 200 against Sri Lanka at Lord's and lined it up with two more hundreds against India.
He then went on to make his career-best score of 254 against Pakistan at Lord's.
He started his 2013 with incredible knocks but the time after the few initial knocks did not bear fruits for him.
He failed in the entire series of Ashes the same year except for a few good performances. He was also ruled out of the tour against West Indies because of a broken thumb in the same year.
Root was made England vice-captain before the Ashes series of 2015, to further fulfill the apparent role of the Test captaincy. He was named the Test captain of the England team after Alastair Cook resigned from the same in February 2017.
He scored a century against South Africa after being named Test captain at Lord’s. He became the 6th English player to score a Test century on captaincy debut.