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Joe Root

Born: December 30, 1990 (age 29)

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 1,221 articles about Joe Root. Articles 1 to 40:
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England cricket fan has been on Sri Lanka adventure since March
The 37-year-old is hoping England will return in January so he can finally see the cricket he travelled out for.
Nov 29, 13:54
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
England's Joe Root shortlisted for ICC Cricketer of the Decade
Award winners will be announced in December.
Nov 25, 11:50
England head coach Chris Silverwood before the press conference on October 10, 2019
Chris Silverwood: 'Stokes-Buttler swap will not muddy the waters'
Ben Stokes was promoted to the top of the order and Jos Buttler slotted in down at number five for Rajasthan Royals recently.
Nov 24, 12:54
Sam Curran in action for England on January 19, 2020
Sam Curran stars for Jos Buttler's XI in England's South Africa practice
Jos Buttler's XI coasted to victory over Eoin Morgan's team, with a second target then hastily set to gain more practice time.
Nov 23, 20:55
Sam Billings pictured on September 11, 2020
Sam Billings ready to fight for elusive England place
Sam Billings and Joe Root put on 103 for Jos Buttler's XI in a 40-over intra-squad warm-up victory in Cape Town.
Nov 21, 16:51
England's Jos Buttler celebrates his half-century against Australia on September 6, 2020
Team Jos Buttler triumph in England's warm-up match for South Africa tour
The 23-man squad was split in two for the 40-over practice match in Cape Town, with Team Eoin Morgan challenging Team Jos Buttler.
Nov 21, 14:55
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root hits 77 as England warm up for South Africa limited-overs tour
England split their squad into two teams for a 40-over practice match.
Nov 21, 12:07
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
England cricketers to take 15% pay cut amid coronavirus pandemic
Cuts will last for a year.
Oct 23, 11:45
Joe Root in action for England on January 27, 2020
Result: Joe Root display not enough to help Yorkshire avoid defeat
Lancashire booked their place in the Vitality Blast knockout stages.
Sep 17, 22:52
England's Jonny Bairstow in action against Australia on September 16, 2020
Jonny Bairstow hits century as England recover from poor start
Australia took two wickets with the first two balls of the match.
Sep 16, 17:23
England players celebrate beating Australia in an ODI on September 13, 2020
Result: England launch incredible comeback to take Australia ODI series to decider
Eoin Morgan's men recovered to secure a remarkable victory.
Sep 13, 21:37
England's Jos Buttler celebrates his half-century against Australia on September 6, 2020
Is Jos Buttler England's greatest white-ball player?
The wicketkeeper will face Australia again on Friday at his home ground of Emirates Old Trafford.
Sep 10, 17:06
Joe Root in action for England on January 27, 2020
Steve Smith "surprised" to see Joe Root overlooked by England
England Test captain Joe Root missed out on selection for the forthcoming series despite the absence of Ben Stokes and Jason Roy.
Sep 1, 14:43
Joe Root in action for England on January 27, 2020
Ed Smith: 'No doors closed for Joe Root despite T20 omission'
The Test captain is absent from the squad to face Australia in the shortest format, while David Willey is unlucky once more.
Aug 31, 16:48
England's Eoin Morgan pictured against Pakistan on August 30, 2020
Eoin Morgan "comfortable" with moving up and down England order
The England captain is averaging 48.4 with a strike-rate of 174.1 in the format since the start of last year.
Aug 30, 20:40
England's Joe Root celebrates reaching his half century on January 26, 2020
Result: Joe Root inspires Yorkshire to Vitality Blast victory over Derbyshire
The England Test captain struck two sixes and seven fours in Yorkshire's 220 for five, before pilfering two wickets for himself.
Aug 30, 18:41
Keaton Jennings in action for England on January 25, 2019
Result: Keaton Jennings stars as Lancashire overcome Durham
The former England Test batsman hit 10 fours and three sixes at Chester-le-Street.
Aug 27, 21:16
Celtic manager Neil Lennon pictured on August 22, 2020
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on August 26
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the sports world.
Aug 26, 23:39
Moeen Ali pictured for England in May 2019
Talking points ahead of England against Pakistan
The three-match series will be played at Old Trafford between Friday and Tuesday.
Aug 26, 16:37
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root admits immediate future is uncertain for England
England's Test team could be set for a lengthy period without a match due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Aug 26, 09:56
England's James Anderson celebrates his 600th wicket on August 25, 2020
James Anderson sets his sights on reclaiming the Ashes
The seamer removed Azhar Ali to reach the milestone.
Aug 26, 09:04
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
England captain Joe Root makes himself available for Yorkshire T20 Blast opener
The batsman is available for the county's Vitality Blast opener on Thursday.
Aug 25, 12:33
England's James Anderson pictured in August 2020
James Anderson stranded on 698 Test wickets as rain halts England's progress
England also frustrated by a rain delay after Pakistan reach 41 without loss.
Aug 24, 12:57
England's James Anderson in action against Pakistan on August 23, 2020
James Anderson stars before rain stops England's charge against Pakistan
Pakitsan are 41 for four, with James Anderson taking all of the wickets to move to 597 career scalps.
Aug 23, 13:02
Zack Crawley in action for England against Pakistan on August 21, 2020
Zak Crawley hits half-century on opening morning of third Test against Pakistan
He was unbeaten on 53 at lunch.
Aug 21, 13:26
England bowler Jofra Archer pictured on July 12, 2020
Jofra Archer recalled to England squad for third Test against Pakistan
Sam Curran makes way for his return.
Aug 21, 11:15
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root issues rallying cry to England teammates ahead of final Test
England hold a 1-0 lead in the series.
Aug 21, 08:56
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root calls on England teammates "to leave no stone unturned" in series decider
Joe Root's side are 1-0 up in the series against Pakistan.
Aug 20, 15:30
A general shot of a rain delay at the Ageas Bowl on August 17, 2020 as England take on Pakistan
Flexible start times introduced for England's third Test with Pakistan
The changes come in the aftermath of the drawn second Test between England and Pakistan in Southampton.
Aug 20, 10:54
England batsman James Vince is bowled against Australia on June 25, 2019
Ed Smith: 'James Vince failed to grasp his opportunities'
James Vince has been overlooked for the Vitality T20 series at Emirates Old Trafford after a enduring a disappointing time against Ireland.
Aug 18, 18:54
Adil Rashid during an England nets session on January 31, 2019
Ed Smith backs Adil Rashid to push for England Test recall
The 32-year-old leg-spinner last played for his country in red ball cricket in January 2019.
Aug 18, 18:51
A general shot of a rain delay at the Ageas Bowl on August 17, 2020 as England take on Pakistan
ECB considering earlier start times following weather-disrupted Test
Rain and bad light meant little play was possible in the second Test.
Aug 18, 12:10
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root urges change following England's weather-affected Test with Pakistan
There is provision for 450 overs to be played in five-day Tests but just 134.3 were achieved at the Ageas Bowl.
Aug 18, 08:38
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root calls on Test cricket to address bad light issue
The match saw the smallest amount of on-field action in this country since 1987.
Aug 17, 20:44
Rain delays the start of play between England and Pakistan on August 15, 2020
England, Pakistan frustrated again due to weather
Just 86 overs were possible on the first two days and more bad weather closed in on Saturday morning at the Ageas Bowl.
Aug 15, 12:55
England's Stuart Broad in action against Pakistan on August 7, 2020
Stuart Broad hoping for good news regarding the weather
Joe Root's men have spent two days battling the elements and Pakistan at Ageas Bowl, so hope for brighter skies on Saturday.
Aug 15, 08:45
Babar Azam pictured for Pakistan against England in August 2020
England frustrated by Pakistan after rain delays start
The first session lasted just an hour.
Aug 14, 13:54
James Anderson and Jos Butler pictured for England against Pakistan in August 2020
Old hands steer England into the ascendancy against Pakistan
James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes were all among the wickets as the hosts reduced Pakistan to 126 for five on day one of the second Test.
Aug 13, 18:49
Sam Curran in action for England on January 19, 2020
Sam Curran preferred to Jofra Archer for second Test against Pakistan
All-rounder Sam Curran is preferred against Pakistan due to his superior batting, says captain Joe Root.
Aug 13, 11:00
England's James Anderson pictured in August 2020
Joe Root tips James Anderson to star for England
Seam bowler James Anderson is closing in on his 600th wicket and captain Joe Root wants to unleash him against Pakistan.
Aug 12, 18:52

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