Joe Root

Born: December 30, 1990 (age 26)

Height: 6'0" (183cm)

Hometown: Dore, England
Nationality: England flag English

Role: Batsman

Batting Style: Right-handed
Bowling Style: Right-arm off break
Joe Root poses for an England portrait session on May 19, 2015
Career History
InternationalNational SideEngland (2012-)
Test DebutDec 13, 2012 vs. India
ODI DebutJan 11, 2013 vs. India
Domestic2009-Yorkshire Vikings
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Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes pictured smoking?
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is pictured apparently smoking a cigarette while attending Jason Roy's wedding in France.
Oct 10, 14:41
Jos Buttler poses for an England portrait session on May 19, 2015
England stars 'advised to skip Jos Buttler's stag do'
England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss advises top stars, including Joe Root, to avoid Jos Buttler's stag do in Amsterdam this weekend.
Sep 30, 13:53
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is bowled out during the World Twenty20 semi-final against India on March 31, 2016
Result: England lose to West Indies by 21 runs in Twenty20
West Indies beat England by 21 runs in the one-off Twenty20 international at Chester-le-Street.
Sep 16, 22:38
Ben Stokes can barely hide his excitement on day three of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 16, 2016
14 wickets fall on opening day
Ben Stokes stars for England as 14 wickets fall on an eventful first day of the final Test with the West Indies.
Sep 7, 19:16
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
England dominate West Indies at Edgbaston on day one of first Test
Alastair Cook and Joe Root both hit centuries as England reach 348-3 at the end of day one of their historic day-night Test against West Indies at Edgbaston.
Aug 17, 21:56
Joe Root looks downbeat during day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
Mark Stoneman replaces Keaton Jennings for England's Test against West Indies
England captain Joe Root makes one change to the team for the day-night Test against West Indies, as Mark Stoneman comes in for Keaton Jennings.
Aug 16, 12:46
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Joe Root reflects on "big move forward"
England skipper Joe Root says that his side have taken a "big move forward" by defeating South Africa.
Aug 13, 12:45
Moeen Ali reacts after being hit on the head during day one of the fourth Test between England and Pakistan on August 11, 2016
Moeen Ali increases England lead over South Africa to 360 runs
An unbeaten half-century by Moeen Ali cements England's stranglehold over South Africa on day three of the final Test at Old Trafford.
Aug 6, 19:00
English fast bowler James Anderson celebrates after becoming the highest ever English wicket taker with 384 after taking the wicket of West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin on day five of the first cricket Test match between West Indies and England at the Sir
England in charge against South Africa in fourth Test
England hold an advantage of 142 runs at the close of play on day two of the fourth Test with South Africa after reducing the tourists to 220-9.
Aug 5, 18:42
Ben Stokes and Joe Root walk off for tea on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
England, South Africa share spoils on opening day of final Test
England end the opening day of the fourth and final Test match with South Africa at Old Trafford on 260-6.
Aug 4, 18:42
Steven Finn in action on day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
Steven Finn to replace Mark Wood for England's fourth Test against South Africa
Steven Finn replaces Mark Wood in England's squad for the fourth and final Test against South Africa at Old Trafford.
Jul 31, 20:13
Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook on day five of the first Test between South Africa and England on December 30, 2015
Result: Moeen Ali hat-trick wraps up England win in third Test match
England wrap up a 239-run victory over South Africa in the third Test match after Moeen Ali completes a hat-trick.
Jul 31, 16:41
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Toby Roland-Jones to make England Test debut
Middlesex bowler Toby Roland-Jones is called up for his England Test debut against South Africa at The Oval.
Jul 26, 15:41
Joe Root looks downbeat during day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
England name uncapped Tom Westley, Dawid Malan for third Test with South Africa
England include both Tom Westley and Dawid Malan in their 13-man squad for the third Test match with South Africa.
Jul 20, 12:56
Joe Root looks downbeat during day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
Result: South Africa thrash England to level Test series
South Africa record a 340-run win over England in the second Test match at Trent Bridge, a result which levels the four-game series.
Jul 17, 15:02
South Africa cricketer Vernon Philander appeals during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on July 18, 2014
England crumble against rejuvenated South Africa in Nottingham
South Africa hold a 205-run lead over England at the end of day two at Trent Bridge following a disappointing day with the bat for the home side.
Jul 15, 18:59
Joe Root celebrates the wicket of Johnson Charles during the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Result: England beat South Africa by 211 runs in first Test
England triumph in the first Test of their four-match series with South Africa after winning by 211 runs at Lord's on Sunday afternoon.
Jul 9, 18:28
Moeen Ali celebrates his 150 during day two of the second Test between England and Sri Lanka on May 28, 2016
England hold advantage over South Africa
Moeen Ali contributes with both bat and ball as England hold a lead of 244 runs over South Africa at the end of the second day of the first Test at Lord's.
Jul 7, 18:44
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Joe Root impresses in first Test as England captain
Joe Root scores an unbeaten 184 in his first outing as Test captain to help England recover against South Africa at Lord's.
Jul 6, 18:58
England captain Eoin Morgan bats during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015
Result: England limp out of Champions Trophy in eight-wicket semi-final defeat to Pakistan
England are knocked out of the Champions Trophy following an eight-wicket defeat to Pakistan in the semi-finals of the tournament.
Jun 14, 17:11
Joe Root celebrates the wicket of Johnson Charles during the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Result: England beat New Zealand to progress in Champions Trophy
Joe Root, Jos Butler and Alex Hales all register half-centuries for England as they beat New Zealand by 67 runs in their Champions trophy group match.
Jun 6, 19:13
Joe Root in action during the second T20 between South Africa and England on February 20, 2016
Result: Joe Root hits unbeaten ton as England thrash Bangladesh in Champions Trophy
Joe Root scores an unbeaten 133 as England record an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in their Champions Trophy opener at The Oval.
Jun 1, 18:14
Alex Hales in action during the second T20 between South Africa and England on February 20, 2016
Result: South Africa make light work of England in final ODI match
South Africa make light work of England in the final ODI contest between the two sides at Lords, as the Proteas claim a seven-wicket victory over Eoin Morgan's men.
May 29, 16:39
Big Ben Stokes in action during the final ODI between South Africa and England on February 14, 2016
Result: England seal ODI series win over South Africa
England seal a series victory over the world's number-one ranked ODI side South Africa courtesy of a two-run victory at the Ageas Bowl.
May 27, 19:11
England captain Eoin Morgan bats during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015
Result: Eoin Morgan inspires England to 72-run victory over South Africa
England skipper Eoin Morgan makes 107 from 93 deliveries to help his side to a 72-run win over South Africa at Headingley.
May 24, 22:15
Joe Root celebrates the wicket of Johnson Charles during the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Result: Joe Root stars as England seal series whitewash over Ireland
England beat Ireland by 85 runs at Lord's to seal a 2-0 series triumph, courtesy of another impressive showing from Test captain Joe Root.
May 7, 19:27
Alex Hales in action during the second T20 between South Africa and England on February 20, 2016
Result: England thrash Ireland by seven wickets in Bristol
England cruise to a seven-wicket victory over Ireland in Bristol to begin their Champions Cup preparations in style.
May 5, 14:51
Joe Root celebrates the wicket of Johnson Charles during the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Joe Root 'to be eased out of England's Twenty20 side'
England Test captain Joe Root is to be overlooked for Twenty20 selection until after the summer to reduce his workload, according to a report.
May 5, 13:21
Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
Alastair Cook made available for start of Essex season
Alastair Cook is made available to play for Essex in their first three County Championship matches, as well as three One-Day Cup games, by the ECB.
Mar 24, 17:37
Alex Hales in action during the final ODI between South Africa and England on February 14, 2016
Result: England hammer West Indies to complete series whitewash
Centuries from the returning Alex Hales and Joe Root fire England to a 186-run victory over West Indies that seals a 3-0 series whitewash.
Mar 9, 21:25
Kevin Pietersen of Surrey celebrates his 150 during day one of the friendly match between Oxford MCCU and Surrey at The Parks, on April 12, 2015
Kevin Pietersen hails 'fantastic' Joe Root appointment
Kevin Pietersen describes the decision to name Joe Root as England captain as "fantastic".
Mar 7, 19:59
Joe Root strikes a pose during an England training session on February 11, 2016
Result: England survive mid-innings wobble to beat West Indies
England survive a mid-innings wobble to beat West Indies by four wickets in the second one-day international and win the series with a match to spare.
Mar 5, 21:34
England captain Eoin Morgan bats during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015
Result: England beat West Indies by 45 runs
Eoin Morgan hits a century as England record a 45-run win over West Indies in the first one-day international.
Mar 3, 22:12
Big Ben Stokes in action during the final ODI between South Africa and England on February 14, 2016
England's Ben Stokes: 'I still want to get in people's faces, but I've grown up'
England all-rounder Ben Stokes believes that he has "grown", but still wants to "get into people's faces".
Mar 2, 12:41
England captain Eoin Morgan bats during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015
Result: Eoin Morgan leads way in England warm-up win
England beat a Vice Chancellor's XI by 117 runs ahead of their upcoming one-day series in the West Indies, with skipper Eoin Morgan top scoring for the tourists.
Feb 25, 22:19
Ben Stokes mounts Joe Root after taking the wicket of Shaun Marsh on day two of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
Joe Root relishing "fiery" Ben Stokes partnership
New England captain Joe Root says that Ben Stokes's "fiery" personality will be an asset when they take charge of the team.
Feb 17, 12:59
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Joe Root: 'I will be an instinctive leader'
New England captain Joe Root says that he will be an "instinctive" leader and vows to make his side "tough" to beat.
Feb 17, 12:43
Joe Root in action on day three of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 4, 2016
Joe Root: 'I'm more than ready for England captaincy'
Joe Root denies suggestions that he is too inexperienced to take on the England captaincy, pointing to his spell as vice-captain as a valuable learning curve.
Feb 15, 16:51
Ben Stokes mounts Joe Root after taking the wicket of Shaun Marsh on day two of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
England's Ben Stokes wants fans to "fall in love" with Test cricket again
Ben Stokes is hopeful that England will make people "fall in love" with Test cricket again now that Joe Root is captain.
Feb 15, 11:13
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Michael Vaughan: 'Joe Root ready-made for England captaincy'
Michael Vaughan is confident that Joe Root is the right man to lead England after being selected by the ECB to replace Alastair Cook as Test captain.
Feb 13, 20:21