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Joe Root Biography: Age, Height, Birthday, Family, Personal Life, Net Worth

Root was appointed as the permanent Test captain in February of 2017, following Alastair Cook's retirement. In his first match as captain, he became the sixth English player to achieve a century.

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Joe Root Biography: Joe Root, a global phenomenon in cricket, has left a lasting impression on the English cricket landscape. His career as a former England Test captain was marked by a series of victories. Root, along with Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, and Kane Williamson, comprise the ‘Fabulous 4’ of modern cricket attack. His leadership enabled England to dominate the test format, and he leads the Fab Four in Test cricket century scoring.

At the age of 32, Root is a successful batsman, captain, and one of the highest-paid cricketers. His outstanding performance on the field resonates with fans worldwide. Let’s examine Joe Root’s net worth in 2023, including his salary, endorsements, automobile collection, and residence.

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Joe Root Biography

Full Name Joseph Edward Root
Date of Birth 30 December 1990
Age 32 Years
Nationality English
Birth Place Dore, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Height 6 ft
Role Right-handed Batsman
Social Media Instagram

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Joe Root Career

Domestic Career

Before making his 2007 debut for the Yorkshire Second Team, Root learned the fundamentals of the game at Sheffield Collegiate. His success with the second team led to his promotion to the first squad. Smith also played for England Under-19 against Bangladesh around the same time and was awarded Man of the Series.

He was also chosen for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup team in 2010. The following year, he made his debut in the Championship against Worcestershire. Root was the captain of the Yorkshire team that won the 2014 and 2015 County Championships.

IPL Career

2018 was the first year that Joe Root participated in the IPL auction. Root did not sell during the auction. Due to the 2019 World Cup, Joe Root was prohibited by the England Cricket Board from participating in the 2019 Indian Premier League.

International Career

Career in ODIs –

2013 marked Joe Root’s ODI debut against the India National Cricket Team. He scored his first fifty in an ODI in his fourth match. Consequently, he was included in the squad for the 2013 New Zealand Tour. He achieved two fifty-plus scores in the first two games of the series. Root was selected for England’s Champions Trophy roster in 2013. He was named to the ICC’s “Team of the Tournament” after playing a crucial role in advancing his team to the final.

Root then participated in the 2014 ODI series against Australia, where he was axed after two poor performances and recalled for the final match. In 2015, Joe Root was a member of the team that toured the West Indies. In the third ODI of the series, Root scored his first century in the format. Root was awarded Player of the Series for his performance in the series. Root was then chosen for the seven-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, in which he performed admirably despite England’s inability to win the series.

Root was selected for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, during which he became the youngest English player to achieve a century in a World Cup by scoring a century against Sri Lanka. In 2015, Root was selected for the Pakistan tour to the UAE. At the moment, Root was competing against Pakistan. Root concluded the series with 145 runs and was selected by the ICC as the 12th man for the 2015 World ODI XI.

Root participated in the ODI series against India in 2016. Root scored two fifty-plus scores in the first two matches before suffering an injury and being ruled out of the final game. Root was named to the 2017 Champions Trophy Team of the Tournament by the International Cricket Council. In the same year, he became the third-fastest batsman to score 4,000 runs in ODIs in terms of innings played. Root had a successful 2018, scoring 800 runs in just 19 innings. His performance earned him a spot in the 2018 World ODI XI, as selected by the ICC.

Joe Root was chosen to participate in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Root had an outstanding start to the tournament, scoring three fifty-plus scores in the first six games. Joe Root contributed to maintaining England’s batting order throughout the tournament. Root’s batting technique and ability to keep the scorecard updated were instrumental to England’s success throughout the entire tournament. The International Cricket Council named him to the Tournament Team for the 2019 World Cup. Root concluded the World Cup with 556 runs in 11 at-bats.

Test Career

In 2012, Joe Root made his Test debut against India. He scored 73 runs on 229 balls in his first at-bat. Following this series, he was chosen for the 2013 New Zealand Tour. He finished the series with an embarrassing 88 runs. Afterward, New Zealand toured England. In this series, he achieved his first Test century and finished with 243 runs. Then, Root was chosen for the 2013 Ashes. During the second game of the series, he scored a century.

He also claimed the series’ first Test wicket. Consequently, he was chosen for the 2013-2014 Ashes series. Root failed to perform throughout the series and was ultimately benched for the final match. He completed the series with 192 runs scored. Following the Ashes, Joe Root performed admirably against India, accumulating 518 runs and taking one wicket. The ICC named him to the World Test XI for the 2014 season.

Root was chosen to represent England in the series against West Indies. In the first Test, Root continued his excellent form by scoring two half-centuries. He achieved his sixth Test century during the second match. Consequently, he was chosen for the series against New Zealand, which he concluded with 183 runs and one wicket.

Root was appointed vice-captain of the Test squad before the 2015 Ashes. He struck a century in the series opening match. During the fourth Test, he scored another century. He completed the series as England’s leading run scorer and ascended to the top of the ICC’s Test batting rankings. After this, Joe Root’s next significant Test series was against India in 2016. As England lost the series, he had a mixed collection of performances. Root was the English team’s captain during the 2017-18 Ashes. England performed poorly, losing four of their five Tests. Due to gastroenteritis, Root was forced to retire from the final game of the series without scoring a century.

In a five-match series, England won by a score of 4-1 against India. Root scored a century in the series’ final match. After this, England embarked on a tour of Sri Lanka, where Joe ROOT won his first-ever away test series as captain. In 2019, during the third test match of the series against West Indies, Joe Root and Shannon Gabriel, the West Indies fast bowler, exchanged remarks. Gabriel’s use of abusive language resulted in a four-match suspension. The 2019 Ashes trophy was won by Australia, resulting in Joe Root’s second consecutive Ashes failure as captain. He became the first English captain in 18 years to lose the Ashes at home.

T20I Career

In December 2012, Joe Root made his T20I debut against India. He was chosen for the 2013 T20I series against Australia. In the first match of the series, he scored 90 without being out. Joe Root was chosen to represent England at the 2016 World Twenty20. He became only the third player in the history of the ICC World T20 final to register a half-century and take a wicket. He also participated in the 2016-17 series against India. He scored 30+ points in all three games of the series.

England’s World Cup Triumph in the ICC

The position of captain

Root was appointed as the permanent Test captain in February of 2017, following Alastair Cook’s retirement. In his first match as captain, he became the sixth English player to achieve a century. Root’s captaincy has been criticized for quite some time, with critics frequently questioning his defensive stewardship, as in the 2017-18 Ashes. Root’s batting average also dropped after taking up the captaincy.

Root was appointed as the permanent Test captain in February of 2017, following Alastair Cook’s retirement. In his first match as captain, he became the sixth English player to achieve a century.


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Joe Root’s Net Worth

Root’s estimated net worth in 2023 is approximately $10 million. The foundation of his financial acumen is his central contract with the English Cricket Board (ECB). His annual income of approximately $1.2 million strengthens his position.

Joe Root’s Personal Life

Jos was born in Taunton, England, on September 8, 1990, to parents John Butler and Patricia Butler. Jos is related to Jimmie Gosser, his younger sibling, and Joanne Vickers, her sister. In Blackford, he was a student at “Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School.” After securing a scholarship to the esteemed “King’s College” in Taunton, he honed his cricketing abilities. He began his professional career at the Under-13, Under-15, and Under-17 levels for Somerset’s junior teams.

Joe Root  Family

Joe Root is the oldest of Helen and Matt Root’s children. Early in his career, Root joined Sheffield Collegiate CC, which his father had previously attended. Root and his fiancée, Carrie Cotterell, became engaged in March 2016 and wed in 2018.

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