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Joe Root

Born: December 30, 1990 (age 28)

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
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Career History
InternationalNational SideEngland (2012-)
Test DebutDec 13, 2012 vs. India
ODI DebutJan 11, 2013 vs. India
Domestic2009-Yorkshire Vikings
Sports Mole has 809 articles about Joe Root. Articles 1 to 40:
A distraught Joe Root on February 2, 2019
'Happy days' in Barbados for Roy and Root after abundant ODIs prep
Jason Roy and Joe Root claimed centuries as England sealed a warm-up win against the University of West Indies vice-chancellor's XI.
Feb 18, 02:54
A distraught Joe Root on February 2, 2019
Result: Jason Roy and Joe Root claim centuries as England seal warm-up win in Barbados
The tourists had too much quality to be troubled by a University of West Indies vice-chancellor's XI.
Feb 17, 23:15
A distraught Joe Root on February 2, 2019
Gabriel apologises to Root for asking 'Do you like boys?'
The West Indies fast bowler concedes his remark was "offensive" but there are now no hard feelings between himself and the England captain.
Feb 14, 11:45
A distraught Joe Root on February 2, 2019
Gabriel apologises to Root for asking 'Do you like boys?'
The West Indies fast bowler concedes his remark was "offensive" but there are now no hard feelings between himself and the England captain.
Feb 14, 11:45
West Indies' Shannon Gabriel in an exchange with Joe Root on February 12, 2019
West Indies bowler Gabriel banned over exchange with Root
The 30-year-old's comments, the exact nature of which are not known, prompted the England captain to reply: "There's nothing wrong with being gay."
Feb 13, 15:35
England bowler Mark Wood celebrates taking a wicket during the third Test against West Indies on February 10, 2019
Root looking forward to unleashing Wood's pace during Ashes
Wood walked away with the man-of-the-match award in the third Test against West Indies.
Feb 12, 22:30
A distraught Joe Root on February 2, 2019
Root praised for challenging Gabriel comment during St Lucia Test
The England captain appeared to tell his opponent: "Don't use it as an insult. There's nothing wrong with being gay."
Feb 12, 14:25
England's Joe Root and Joe Denly celebrate during the third Test against West Indies on February 11, 2019
Root and Denly star as England take command of third Test
The captain hit a century to add to Denly's 69 runs in St Lucia.
Feb 11, 21:38
Keaton Jennings loses his wicket on February 11, 2019
England stretch lead over West Indies despite early stutter
England reached lunch on 108 for two, a lead of 231.
Feb 11, 16:21
England batsman Ben Stokes celebrates during the third Test with West Indies on February 9, 2019
Stokes overcomes injury to help steer England away from more batting woe
Buttler and Stokes both hit unbeaten half centuries.
Feb 9, 22:20
Keaton Jennings departs after being dismissed for England against West Indies on February 9, 2019
England struggle as top order fails to fire again
The West Indies had the tourists four down at tea on day one of the third Test.
Feb 9, 19:38
Ben Foakes in action for England on January 26, 2019
Jennings recalled by England as Foakes drops out
The Surrey wicketkeeper was named man of the series in Sri Lanka.
Feb 8, 18:15
Ben Foakes in action for England on January 26, 2019
Jennings recalled by England as Foakes drops out
The Surrey wicketkeeper was named man of the series in Sri Lanka.
Feb 8, 18:15
England bowler Ben Stokes celebrates taking a wicket during the Test series with West Indies on January 23, 2019
Stokes to be assessed by England after returning to training
Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the third Test in St Lucia but wicketkeeper Ben Foakes is available.
Feb 8, 16:29
A distraught Joe Root on February 2, 2019
Root calls for England batsmen to learn from their mistakes in Antigua
England were beaten by 10 wickets to lose the series to the West Indies.
Feb 3, 10:27
West Indies' Alzarri Joseph pictured on February 2, 2019
Result: West Indies win series as England crash to 10-wicket defeat in Antigua
Joe Root's side lost on the third day in Antigua.
Feb 2, 21:00
A distraught Joe Root on January 25, 2019
Video: Watch cricket journalist almost get hit by the ball at England practice
Press Association's Rory Dollard survives a bouncer in the nets.
Jan 30, 18:02
England's Keaton Jennings loses his wicket on January 24, 2019
Denly to make England debut as Jennings makes way
Adil Rashid also misses out as he returns to England to be with his pregnant wife.
Jan 30, 17:33
Joe Denly during an England nets session on January 29, 2019
England drop Keaton Jennings and bring in Joe Denly for Test debut
Adil Rashid has missed out on a spot in the 12-man squad for the second Test.
Jan 30, 15:26
A distraught Joe Root on January 25, 2019
No excuses from Root after England suffer miserable defeat
The captain vowed his side would get better after losing by 381 runs.
Jan 26, 22:04
West Indies' Roston Chase celebrates on January 26, 2019
Result: England humiliated in Barbados as Chase emerges as unlikely West Indies hero
The tourists collapsed from 215 for four to 246 all out on day four of the first Test.
Jan 26, 20:14
West Indies' Roston Chase celebrates on January 26, 2019
Result: England humiliated in Barbados as Chase emerges as unlikely West Indies hero
The tourists collapsed from 215 for four to 246 all out on day four of the first Test.
Jan 26, 20:14
Joe Root during an England nets session on January 22, 2019
Joe Root adamant England will pick the best side for conditions in first Test
England will make a late decision on their bowling make-up.
Jan 22, 17:21
England bowler Olly Stone pictured in October 2018
Joe Root feels for Olly Stone after injury sends him home from the Caribbean
The paceman has a back problem.
Jan 16, 22:10
Joe Root celebrates reaching a century for England on November 16, 2018
Result: Joe Root finds form in England's first warm-up game in Barbados
Root fashioned a fluent run-a-ball 87 against a CWI President's XI.
Jan 15, 21:47
Jos Buttler in action for England against Sri Lanka on November 14, 2018
Result: Hurricanes overcome Thunder despite battling Buttler's batting
Hobart maintain winning streak in Big Bash League.
Dec 28, 11:51
Jos Buttler in action for England against Sri Lanka on November 14, 2018
Result: Jos Buttler blasts Thunder to Big Bash victory over city rivals Sydney Sixers
Tom Curran was the star man in a losing Sixers effort.
Dec 24, 12:01
Joe Root celebrates reaching a century for England on November 16, 2018
Root makes premature exit on Big Bash bow
England captain managed 18 runs off 17 balls.
Dec 21, 12:51
Joe Root celebrates reaching a century for England on November 16, 2018
Joe Root commits his future to Yorkshire
Root made his Yorkshire debut in 2009.
Dec 7, 09:43
Joe Root celebrates reaching a century for England on November 16, 2018
Q&A on Joe Root's England
The team are coming off a hugely successful tour of Sri Lanka.
Nov 27, 10:13
Joe Root celebrates reaching a century for England on November 16, 2018
Joe Root beaming as England prove themselves overseas
Sri Lanka whitewash one of England's most memorable series of all-time.
Nov 26, 12:45
England's Jonny Bairstow in action during the Test match with Sri Lanka on November 23, 2018
Jonny Bairstow hits century as England make promising start
The Yorkshireman, batting at number three, made 110 against Sri Lanka in the broiling heat of Colombo.
Nov 23, 12:14
England's Jonny Bairstow in action during the Test match with Sri Lanka on November 23, 2018
Bairstow stars as England target series whitewash over Sri Lanka
Bairstow is batting at number three after being recalled to the side for the third and final Test.
Nov 23, 09:48
Joe Root celebrates reaching a century for England on November 16, 2018
Bairstow and Root rebuild England innings after openers fall early
Rory Burns and Keaton Jennings both fell to spin early on day one in Colombo.
Nov 23, 06:43
Joe Root celebrates reaching a century for England on November 16, 2018
Root aims to finish 2018 with a flourish
England could claim an overseas series whitewash if they beat Sri Lanka in the third Test.
Nov 22, 09:37
Jonny Bairstow during an England nets session in September 2018
Joe Root challenges Jonny Bairstow to make mark as England's number three
Bairstow arrived in Sri Lanka as England's first-choice wicketkeeper.
Nov 21, 22:01
Stuart Broad in action for England on September 8, 2018
5 players England could bring in as they chase series whitewash in Sri Lanka
Joe Root's side have won the opening two Tests in Galle and Kandy with an unchanged XI.
Nov 20, 12:47
Joe Root celebrates reaching a century for England on November 16, 2018
Centurion Joe Root urges England to complete the job in Kandy
The skipper has never lost a Test when scoring a century.
Nov 16, 12:56
Joe Root celebrates reaching a century for England on November 16, 2018
Joe Root century puts England in pole position in Kandy
The tourists lead by 278 heading into day four.
Nov 16, 11:29
Joe Root celebrates reaching a century for England on November 16, 2018
Joe Root hits century as England gain healthy lead against Sri Lanka
England's lead passed the 200 mark before Root reached his 15th ton.
Nov 16, 09:47

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