An international cricketer of the England Cricket team and Yorkshire Country Cricket Club, Joe Root is currently on the batman with No.2 rank in Test Cricket, No.4 rank in ODIs and No.5 rank in T20Is. His current net worth is £ 12,000 in the international market of Cricket.
Early Life & Education of Joe
Joe Root was born on 30th December 1995, as the elder son of Helen and Matt who lived in Dore, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Joe Root brother, Billy is the MCC youngest cricketer.
He went to King Ecgbert School in Sheffield and joined Workshop college in Workshop with a cricket sports scholarship at the tender age of 15. As he joined Sheffield Collegiate C.C., he was recognized and taken as the apprentice by Former England captain, Michael Vaughan.
Career Growth of a Great Player
On July 18, 2007, Joe played his Yorkshire Second Team Debut match. Yorkshire played against Derbyshire in this match where Joe scored 57. Joe was awarded the title of Player of the Tournament when Yorkshire’s Academy was acclaimed with ProARCH trophy in Abu Dhabi.
His debut match for England was in 2012 Test series held in India. His ODI and Twenty20 debut matches were also included in the same tour. Joe Root scored his Test century at home ground in the following Spring against New Zealand.
Playing for the first team in Yorkshire in a match against Essex, Joe scored 63, becoming the highest scorer of Yorkshire in the match at Headingley. Joe recounts this experience as his “dream come true” moment. As he bagged the Man of the Series trophy against Bangladesh, Joe was appointed as professional Cricketer by Yorkshire under a three years contract. After he scored 70 in a victory against Hong Kong in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup held in New Zealand, Joe joined the Darren Lehmann academy in Adelaide, Australia to attain perfection in his skills of the game.
Hights & Milestones
England included Joe in the team to play in 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. In the opening match of England against Australia, Joe played a major role in securing England’s win by scoring 12 runs out of 17 balls and by taking Philip Hughes wicket. Joe played his game to secure England in the semi-final match of the series by defeating New Zealand by scoring 38 runs out of 40 balls.
Root’s performance led to a 7 wicket win over England against South Africa in the Semi Final match. Unfortunately, due to weather factor and limited overs, Root could just score 7 run out of 9 balls and led to England’s loss by 5 runs.
Root’s unbeaten 154 delivered England from the difficult position as he scored his 4th Test century in the first Test Match against India at the Trent Bridge. Root won the Man of the Match for his performance of scoring 149 in the final test at the Oval which led England to win the series by 3-1 against India. Joe Root scored 518 runs in this test series against India.
The ODI series were not in Root’s favour as he made a minimal score of 4 and 2 in the 2nd and 3rd ODI’s. But as the silver lining started glazing through the dark clouds, Joe scored 44 in the 4th ODI and went on to score a marveling 113 run which led England bag the victory. The ODI series inevitably ended in England’s favor where Root was the team’s top scorer securing 163 runs.
Achievement & Awards
He achieved a number of recognitions and awards in his cricket career up till now, the major being Wiseden Cricketer of the Year (2014)
England Test Cricketer of the year in 2015, England Limited-Overs Cricketer pf the Year 2015 and Fans Player of the Year in 2015.
Personal Life of a Cricketer
Joe Roots has been recently engaged to his two-year long girlfriend Carrie Cotterell. According to various news reports, Joe popped the question just before heading to India for ICC World T20 2016.