About JE RootJE Root is 28 years old English right-handed batsman and right-arm off break and leg break bowler. He is currently active playing for domestic club Yorkshire since 2009 and went for national side debut in 2012. He also holds the captaincy of the England Test team by earning fourth rank in Test batting and ODI batting given by the ICC Player Rankings recently.
Full Name: Joseph Edward Root
Born: 30 December 1990 (age 28)
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Bowling: Right-arm off break, right-arm leg break
Relations: WT Root (brother)
Early LifeJE Root was born on 30th December, 1990 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England as Joseph Edward Root to Helen and Matt Root. He was raised as the eldest son of family in Dore, near Sheffield and also has a brother named Billy who is active player of cricket for Glamorgan County Cricket Club. His family has a rich cricketing background with his grandfather captained Rotherham CC in the Yorkshire League for several seasons. For education he attended King Ecgbert School and Worksop College on sport scholarship with addition of Daily Telegraph scholarship at the 2005 Bunbury festival. He was also associated with Sheffield Collegiate CC as he followed his father’s footstep to make his career better in cricket.
CareerRoot started his cricket career by joining out Yorkshire’s Academy and started playing for it. He made his debut in Yorkshire Second Team against Derbyshire in 2007 scoring out 57. He continued his career with the academy helping them out to get the ProARCH trophy and he being considered as Player of the Tournament in Abu Dhabi. His meteoric rise continued and he got the chance to play for England’s Under-19 against Bangladesh in 2010 where he gave away the emphatic Man of the Series performance. This success brought him three year county contract with Yorkshire followed by his County Championship debut at the onset of 2011. He never looked back and went for undefeated 222 in the County Championship against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl.
Soon he managed to fix his place in the England’s Test squad for historic Indian sojourn in 2012 tasting out his first national victory in the Test series. He set out a record on the field of Nagpur for hitting the sixth longest innings by an English batsman on debut to further steer the team to a safe stalemate. In the mean time his ODI series came up with his four successive score of 30 plus including his maiden half century in the fourth ODI. Against New Zealand he with Jonny Bairstow headed towards making a 124 run partnership at Headlingley thus reaching his maiden ton and helping England to go for a 247 run win. He also performed very well in the Ashes giving away 180 score in the second innings of the second Test at Lord’s whereas in Champions Trophy he scored 173 runs considering the score to be the most by an Englishman. Following season turned out with his poor form but he still managed to get positioned for squad to play against West Indies receiving Player of the Series title. He next went for scoring 200 runs against Sri Lanka in 2014 plus two more hundreds against India. In 2015, he played Ashes series against Australia and gave his career new heights with a fluent 134 at Cardiff and a superb 130 in Nottingham thus making in total 460 runs during the whole series with an average of 57.50. His career best score is considered to be 254 which he made against Pakistan in Lord’s followed by getting crowned as one among four young batsmen in the world. In 2017, he took over the Test captaincy from Alastair Cook for just four year stint. He also participated in 2018 IPL auctions and also became the first English Captain to win a test series in Sri Lanka since 2001. Recently, he got included in the 2019 England’s Cricket World Cup squad.
He won the title of being the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2014.
Personal LifeHe got married to his long time girlfriend Carrie Cotterell in December 2018 and also has a son.
Net WorthIt is estimated to be around $3 million.