Playing Role - Right-Hand Bat
County - Yorkshire & England
Date of Birth - 30 December 1990
“Root is the most complete batsman we’ve ever had, he’s incredible.”
Eoin Morgan – ESPNCricInfo
England captain Joe Root 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.
To date, Joe has made 7 first-class centuries for Yorkshire including three double-centuries. 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.
In April 2019, Joe passed 3000 County Championship runs, all scored 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 6000 runs (AVG 50.44).
During Joe’s tenure, the England’s test team has become dynamic, forceful and for fans sheer entertaining.
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.
- 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.
Joe has buillt his sponsorship portfolio with: –
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: 19/07/19)