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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 841 articles about Joe Root. Articles 1 to 40:
England's Eoin Morgan celebrates his century against Afghanistan on June 18, 2019
Joe Root hails "ridiculous" Eoin Morgan innings
England's World Cup captain struck a record-breaking 17 sixes against Afghanistan.
18:06
England's Eoin Morgan celebrates his century against Afghanistan on June 18, 2019
Result: Record-breaking Eoin Morgan powers England past Afghanistan
The England captain and his team set records for the most sixes in a one-day international.
Jun 18, 18:33
England's Eoin Morgan celebrates his century against Afghanistan on June 18, 2019
Records tumble as Eoin Morgan inspires England against Afghanistan
The England captain and his team set records for the most sixes in a one-day international.
Jun 18, 15:30
Joe Root celebrates reaching a century for England on June 14, 2019
Joe Root: "We're getting on a bit of a roll"
Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy are walking wounded but Joe Root is confident.
Jun 15, 10:59
Joe Root celebrates reaching a century for England on June 14, 2019
Result: Joe Root makes second World Cup century as England defeat West Indies
Test skipper in fine form at Southampton.
Jun 14, 17:25
Jason Roy in action for England on June 3, 2019
Jason Roy, Jofra Archer fined for behaviour during Pakistan game
The pair have been fined 15 per cent of their match fees for incidents during Monday's World Cup loss to Pakistan.
Jun 4, 09:32
Joe Root in action for England on June 3, 2019
Joe Root: 'England need not to panic after Pakistan defeat'
Joe Root and Jos Buttler both hit centuries in defeat.
Jun 3, 20:46
Joe Root in action for England on June 3, 2019
Result: Root, Buttler centuries not enough to see England past Pakistan
The hosts fell 14 runs short of victory at Trent Bridge.
Jun 3, 20:22
England's Jason Roy in action in a World Cup warm-up match against Afghanistan on May 27, 2019
Result: England end World Cup preparations with comfortable win over Afghanistan
England face South Africa in their World Cup opener on Thursday.
May 27, 15:26
England's Jofra Archer celebrates taking the wicket of Afghanistan's Rahmat Shah
Jofra Archer takes three wickets in final England warm-up game
Eoin Morgan's side were playing their final warm-up match before the start of the World Cup.
May 27, 15:19
England's Joe Root celebrates a half century on May 19, 2019
Cricket World Cup: A look at the England squad gunning for glory
England's World Cup squad pen pics.
May 23, 09:22
England's Joe Root celebrates a half century on May 19, 2019
Joe Root promises smarter batting approach at World Cup
The England captain has tried to emulate his big-hitting teammates in recent matches.
May 22, 18:36
England's Joe Root celebrates a half century on May 19, 2019
Ben Stokes: 'Joe Root is England's rock'
Root averaged 50.75 runs during the ODI series against Pakistan.
May 22, 15:17
England's Joe Root celebrates a half century on May 19, 2019
Joe Root: 'England deserve status as World Cup favourites'
Root believes England have unprecedented strength in depth heading into the tournament.
May 22, 12:21
Chris Woakes in action for England on May 19, 2019
Result: Chris Woakes claims five wickets to seal 4-0 series win
Joe Root and Eoin Morgan made good runs and Adil Rashid and Jos Buttler starred in the field as England beat Pakistan by 54 runs at Headingley.
May 19, 19:22
England's Joe Root celebrates a half century on May 19, 2019
Joe Root and Eoin Morgan put England in command against Pakistan
The hosts won the toss and elected to bat.
May 19, 16:14
England's Jonny Bairstow celebrates his century against Pakistan on May 14, 2019
Result: Jonny Bairstow blasts England to victory over Pakistan
England lead the series 2-0 with two games to play.
May 14, 21:40
Jofra Archer in action for England on May 5, 2019
Michael Vaughan tips Jofra Archer to feature at Ashes
The fast bowler is pushing for a place in England's World Cup squad.
May 9, 17:42
Joe Root in action for England on February 11, 2019
Joe Root hoping country get behind England at Cricket World Cup
Root has been inspired by Gareth Southgate and his England football team during their World Cup run last summer.
May 9, 16:21
Jofra Archer in action for England on May 5, 2019
Joe Root: Jofra Archer could add "value" to Ashes squad
The 24-year-old has shone in limited-overs cricket but has played only 28 first-class matches.
May 6, 18:14
England players in action during the T20 with Pakistan on May 5, 2019
Result: Eoin Morgan leads England to T20 victory over Pakistan
Eoin Morgan struck an unbeaten 57 as the hosts chase down Pakistan's total of 173.
May 5, 19:16
Joe Root in action for England on February 11, 2019
Joe Root falls just short of second successive century for Yorkshire
Plenty of runs were scored across the country on the first day of the second round of the Championship.
Apr 11, 20:35
Joe Root in action for England on February 11, 2019
Result: Joe Root, Gary Ballance spare Yorkshire blushes
Both players finished the day with unbeaten centuries.
Apr 8, 18:33
Stuart Broad in action for England on February 10, 2019
How England's Ashes hopefuls fared in County Championship
Places are up for grabs in England's Ashes squad.
Apr 8, 17:19
Joe Root in action for England on February 11, 2019
Joe Root wants clarity after Jos Buttler incident in IPL
England team-mate Jos Buttler was dismissed by Ravi Ashwin on Monday.
Mar 29, 13:36
A distraught Joe Root on February 2, 2019
5 things we learned from England's Twenty20 series
Eoin Morgan's men swept the series 3-0 against the West Indies.
Mar 11, 12:45
Sam Billings pictured playing for Kent in June 2018
Patient approach paved way for blistering finish, says Billings
Billings smashed 53 off his last 16 deliveries after a considered start in England's thumping Twenty20 win in St Kitts.
Mar 9, 18:00
England bowler Mark Wood celebrates taking a wicket during the third Test against West Indies on February 10, 2019
5 talking points ahead of England's Twenty20 series
England and the West Indies drew 2-2 in their recently-completed one-day international series.
Mar 4, 16:43
A distraught Joe Root on February 2, 2019
Root has own way of pushing boundaries in one-day game
The England captain is not a big-hitter like Chris Gayle but is not short on success in the white-ball format.
Feb 26, 18:00
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Morgan hails Roy and Root after record-breaking Windies win
England rose to the challenge of the biggest chase in their ODI history.
Feb 21, 00:31
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Morgan hails Roy and Root after record-breaking Windies win
England rose to the challenge of the biggest chase in their ODI history.
Feb 21, 00:31
A distraught Joe Root on January 25, 2019
Jason Roy and Joe Root highlight England's highest successful run chase
England's previous best pursuit was the 350 they scored against New Zealand in 2015.
Feb 20, 23:28
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 stands by his actions as ICC charges Gabriel for comments
West Indies pace bowler facing action after onfield exchange with England captain.
Feb 12, 22:09
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

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