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Joe Root

Born: December 30, 1990 (age 30)

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 1,254 articles about Joe Root. Articles 1 to 40:
Angelo Mathews in action for Sri Lanka on November 17, 2018
Angelo Mathews: 'Sri Lanka batsmen can learn from Joe Root'
Angelo Mathews hailed Joe Root's 'magnificent innings' in the first Test.
13:35
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root responds to fan who waited in Sri Lanka for 10 months
England's Test captain spoke with Rob Lewis, who has been in Sri Lanka since March, from a distance.
Jan 18, 10:45
Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur pictured on June 3, 2019
Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur laments "unacceptable" first innings
Sri Lanka posted 359 in the second innings to take the edge of defeat by England.
Jan 18, 09:03
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Result: England march to seven-wicket victory in first Test against Sri Lanka
The fourth-wicket pair calmly collected the remaining runs.
Jan 18, 08:50
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root insists England will be "very hard to beat" after Galle victory
Jonny Bairstow and Dan Lawrence calmed the nerves to secure a seven-wicket win in Sri Lanka.
Jan 18, 08:48
Manchester City's John Stones celebrates scoring against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on January 17, 2021
This weekend's sporting action in pictures
There were mixed results for the Manchester's Premier League teams while England were on the cusp on defeating Sri Lanka in Galle.
Jan 18, 08:43
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
England dragged into battle with Sri Lanka in first Test
Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley and Joe Root fell in quick succession early on.
Jan 17, 14:40
West Ham United forward Michail Antonio celebrates scoring against Burnley on January 16, 2021
Saturday's sporting social: Root's masterclass and Antonio's celebration
Serena Williams was in selfie mode and Gerwyn Price showed off his football skills.
Jan 16, 18:32
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Sri Lanka v England Day Three: Hosts hit back after Joe Root double century
Captain Joe Root had ended day one on 66, day two on 168 and marched onwards to 228 on the third morning.
Jan 16, 14:30
Jack Leach hits a four for England on July 25, 2019
Jack Leach admits he "came up a little short" as Sri Lanka fight back
Jack Leach and Sam Curran struck for the tourists in the hosts' second innings.
Jan 16, 13:37
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
England remain in control despite Sri Lanka fightback
Captain Joe Root had ended day one on 66, day two on 168 and marched onwards to 228 on the third morning.
Jan 16, 12:23
Kusal Perera in action for Sri Lanka on June 4, 2019
Sri Lanka fight back after Joe Root's double century
Joe Root was the last man out for England after scoring 228 to record a fourth double ton for his country.
Jan 16, 09:51
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root hits double century as England boast lead of 286
Joe Root became only the fifth England player to score a Test double hundred in Asia.
Jan 16, 09:40
Dan Lawrence in action for Essex Eagles in September 2019
Joe Root and Dan Lawrence excel on day two of first Sri Lanka test
The England captain and his new team-mate added 173 to build England's advantage.
Jan 15, 14:18
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root "extremely pleased" after century in first Sri Lanka test
The skipper had urged his team to impress from the word go and led by example with 168 not out in Galle.
Jan 15, 14:16
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
England boast lead of 185 in day two of first Sri Lanka Test
Dan Lawrence hits 73 on debut as England reach 320 for four at tea, a lead of 185.
Jan 15, 10:42
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root hits century as England strengthen grip on first Test
Joe Root brought up his 18th Test ton after being stranded on 99 at lunch in Galle.
Jan 15, 08:27
England's Stuart Broad in action against Pakistan on August 7, 2020
Impressive England dominate day one of Sri Lanka Test
Stuart Broad's early scalps set the tone for a day England ended just eight runs behind their opponents with eight first-innings wickets intact.
Jan 14, 12:52
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England supporter who waited in Sri Lanka for 10 months still waiting to learn fate
Rob Lewis, who has been in Sri Lanka since March, does not know how he will watch the game, but has been offered a Zoom call with Joe Root.
Jan 13, 17:15
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root backs Dom Bess to make his mark on Sri Lanka tour
Thursday's series-opener against Sri Lanka will be Dom Bess' 11th Test appearance.
Jan 13, 08:51
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
England's Joe Root vows to up his ball game in Sri Lanka
The England captain could find himself pressed into use as a third spinner with Moeen Ali in isolation.
Jan 12, 22:19
Cardiff City captain Sol Bamba celebrates after scoring against Southampton on February 9, 2019
Tuesday's sporting social: Sol Bamba receives messages of support
We look at some of the best examples from January 12.
Jan 12, 18:45
Dom Bess in action for England on January 18, 2020
England's Dom Bess hopes to prod any egos in Sri Lanka team
England finally took to the pitch in Hambantota for a low-key workout between Team Joe Root and Team Buttler.
Jan 8, 17:15
England's Tom Curran celebrates taking the wicket of South Africa's Heinrich Klaasen on November 29, 2020
England given go-ahead to begin warm-up in Sri Lanka
The touring squad has returned a second round of clear Covid-19 tests following Moeen Ali's positive result.
Jan 8, 09:16
England's Moeen Ali pictured in action on September 1, 2020
England hope to avoid wider coronavirus outbreak as Moeen Ali tests positive
Moeen self-isolating for 10 days which ends the day before the first Test of the Sri Lanka tour in Galle.
Jan 4, 14:58
England's Jos Buttler celebrates his half-century against Australia on September 6, 2020
Joe Root has complete faith in Jos Buttler as wicket-keeper
Ben Foakes made his international debut in Galle in 2018 and starred for England, but it appears Jos Buttler will don the gloves in Sri Lanka.
Jan 2, 18:10
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root pleased to see psychologist join England staff for Sri Lanka tour
The tourists have seen their last two tours cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jan 1, 18:22
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
England's Joe Root welcomes the addition of a psychologist
The tourists have seen their last two tours cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Dec 31, 18:44
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Can England Test captain Joe Root maintain his momentum?
A look at how England's Test captain compares with his long-term predecessors.
Dec 30, 14:00
Ellyse Perry in action for Australia on July 7, 2019
Virat Kohli and Ellyse Perry named ICC's players of the decade
Australia's Steve Smith also landed a major prize in the ICC's awards.
Dec 28, 10:51
Dan Lawrence in action for Essex Eagles in September 2019
Sir Alastair Cook backs Dan Lawrence to star for England
A reserve England batsman over the summer, Dan Lawrence has been tipped to make his international bow in the Test tour of Sri Lanka.
Dec 15, 14:03
England's Ben Stokes celebrates after his match-winning display against West Indies on July 20, 2020
England's Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer rested for Sri Lanka
England will travel to India after Sri Lanka.
Dec 11, 12:22
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root insists England can have "no excuses" in next year's Ashes
Joe Root oversaw a chastening 4-0 defeat in 2017/18 and failed to reclaim the urn last summer.
Dec 3, 22:09
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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

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