Joe Root

Playing Role - Right-Hand Bat

County - Yorkshire & England

Date of Birth - 30 December 1990

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“Root is the most complete batsman we’ve ever had, he’s incredible.”

Eoin Morgan – ESPNCricInfo


England captain Joe Root (OBE) is one of the finest shot-making batsmen and harvester of runs playing today.


Joe made his debut for Yorkshire in a NatWest Pro40 match vs. Essex, in September 2009.

2011 was Joe’s “sit-up and take notice” year tallying 1013 runs and recording a highest score of 160 for Yorkshire vs Sussex.

Joe was awarded his Yorkshire cap in 2012.

His highest Yorkshire innings came in 2013, when Joe made 236 (24 fours) vs. Derbyshire at Headingley.

Yorkshire announced in December 2018, that Joe had signed a new three year contract that will keep him with the county until 2022.

The 2019 Specsavers County Championship season began with Joe scoring a second innings 130 and passing 10500 first-class runs in the drawn match vs. Nottinghamshire. In the following match at the Ageas Bowl, Joe passed 3000 County Championship runs after scoring 94 in Yorkshire’s innings and 44 run win over Hampshire.

Joe started the 2021 season playing 5 LV= Insurance County Championships matches in preparation for an intense year of Test cricket. Between April-May he scored 321 runs from 8 innings for Yorkshire.


Making his full England debut on the 2012 tour to India Joe scored 73 and 20no in the 4th Test.

At Headingley, the home of Yorkshire cricket, Joe completed his first Test century vs. New Zealand in May 2013.  By July, Joe had made his second century against Australia at Lord’s.

Joe was appointed captain of England’s Test team in 2017. His first game as captain saw Joe score 190 vs. South Africa.

In Test matches, Joe has scored over 9000 runs (AVG 50.38.).

Joe’s consistent run gathering during the 2019 ODI World Cup was critical to England being crowned champions in the final vs. New Zealand. In eleven World Cup innings he gathered 556 runs (AVG 61.77) and scored 2 centuries as-well-as 3 fifties.

2021 saw Joe at his best. Leading England to a 2-0 series win in Sri Lanka. He scored 226 in the first Test and then followed up with 186 in the second deciding Test.

After the short tour of Sri Lanka, England crossed the Gulf of Mannar for a four Test series vs. India.

The opening Test in Chennai Joe played his hundredth Test. In the first innings, Joe batted beautifully scoring 218 and was instrumental in England’s first win in India since 2021. On the way to his second double-century in consecutive Test series, Joe passed 12500 first-class runs.

In June 2021, Joe passed 13000 first-class runs at Lord’s, in the first Test against New Zealand.

On 4 August, in the opening Test against India at Trent Bridge, Joe became England’s leading run scorer across long and short formats of international cricket, overtaking Sir Alastair Cook’s 15,737 runs. Joe was outstanding in this series, scoring three centuries in each of the first three Tests.

By the end of August 2021, Joe had scored over 1300 Test runs in the year and for the first time since 2015 headed the ICC’s Men’s rankings for leading Test batter.


  • 2012 The Cricket Writer’s Club Young Player of the Year.
  • 2014 Wisden named Joe one of their 5 Cricketers of the Year.
  • 2016 ICC name Joe in their Test Team of the Year.
  • 2020 Awarded Order of the British Empire for Services to Cricket.

Joe’s sponsorship portfolio includes: –

Brewin Dolphin – Joe works with FTSE 250 listed Brewin Dolphin to help raise brand visibility amongst existing and potential customers,

New Balance – New Balance provide Joe with the kit that allows him to excel as an international batsman.

Village Hotels – A long-standing ambassador for Village Hotels, Joe works to support their volunteering, sporting and commercial initiatives.

Vitality – As an ambassador for Vitality, Joe has appeared in commercials and attended Vitality’s corporate events.

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(Profile Update: 02/09/21)