Joe Root Biography – Age, Education, Personal Life, Career, Net Worth, Assets and Awards

Joe Root And His Family

Joe Root Born On December 30 1990, from a rich cricketing background. His grandfather captained Rotherham CC in the Yorkshire League for several seasons, whilst his younger brother, Billy, is a regular with Glamorgan. In addition to being awarded a Daily Telegraph scholarship at the 2005 Bunbury festival, Root also attracted cricket scholarships at Workshop College, the school he attended, and Yorkshire Cricket academy. The gifted batsman celebrated his Yorkshire second Team debut in July 2007 with a fifty.

His father’s name is Matt Rott, and his mother’s name is Helen Root. He also has one brother, his name is Billy Root. He also has two sisters. Her name is Wanda root and Amanda Root.

Age, Physical Appearance and Height

he was born on December 30 1990, and according to the calculation, her current age is 31 years. 

Let’s Talk about his Height, Weight & Physical Status is the main things for the cricket Industry. Fans are also attracted by their Height, Weight & Physical Status. The height of Joe Root is 183 cm and 1.83 m and feet inches- 6′ 00″. Her weight is in kilograms- 70 kg.weight. 

Joe Root Waist Size 32 Inches and chest 38 Inches, And biceps 13 Inches. he has blonde hair and Light Blue colour eyes. Besides this, he is wearing a shoe size 9.


“We first came across Joe in the mid-2000s when he scored 80 for King Ecgbert’s School against us at under-15 level.” After discussing his future with Matt and Helen Root (Joe’s parents), Ian decided it was clear that Joe wanted an education that incorporated as much cricket as possible.

He and his brother Billy (who now contracted to Nottingham County Cricket Club) joined the school shortly afterwards, each receiving a cricket scholarship and joining as weekly boarders. Boarding meant Joe could practise playing after school and then again in the evening, and it was this intensive training that enabled him to excel.

“He practised with a real sense of purpose, which you don’t see very often with 15-year-old boys,” adds Parkin. “Guys that age often get bored – but Rooty practised like an adult. He would want to hit ball after ball.”

Personal Life

Joe Root popped the question to Carrie Cotterell before departing for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2016. The couple got engaged in March 2016 and later tied the knot on December 1 2018. The couple decided to get married in Joe Root’s hometown in Sheffield, where the couple tied the knot in a traditional Christian ceremony in the presence of their family and close friends.


Domestic Career

Root learned the game basics at the Sheffield Collegiate before making a debut for Yorkshire Second Team in 2007. Success at the second team level saw him promoted to the first team. Around the same time, Smith also played for the England Under-19 against Bangladesh and won the Man of the Series award.

He was also selected for the 2010 Under-19 Cricket World Cup squad. The following year he made his Championship debut against Worcestershire. Root was the captain of the Yorkshire side, which won the 2014 County Championship title in 2014 and 2015.

IPL Career

IPL 2018 was the first season for which Joe Root took part in the IPL auction. Unfortunately, Root went unsold in the bidding. For the 2019 IPL season, Joe Root was disallowed by the England Cricket Board to put his name forward for the tournament due to the 2019 World Cup.

International Career

ODI Career

Joe Root made his ODI debut against the Indian National cricket team in 2013. He made his maiden ODI fifty in his fourth match. After this, he was included in the 2013 Tour to New Zealand squad. He scored two half-centuries in the first two matches of the series. As a result, Root was named in England’s unit or the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. He played a crucial role in getting his team to the final and was named in the “Team of the Tournament’ by the ICC.

Root then played in the ODI series against Australia in 2014, where he was dropped after a poor performance in the first two matches and was recalled for the last match. Joe Root was part of the team that toured West Indies in 2015. In the third ODI of the series, Root made his maiden ODI century. Root received the player of the Series award for his performance in the series. A source was then selected for the seven-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, where he performed exceptionally well even though England didn’t manage to win the series.

Root was selected for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, where he became the youngest English player to score a century at a World Cup after hitting a ton against Sri Lanka. Root was selected for the tour to the UAE in 2015 to face Pakistan. It was the time that Root was playing against Pakistan. Root finished the series with 145 runs, and he was named as 12th main in the World ODI XI by the ICC for 2015.

In 2016, Root was part of the squad of the ODI series against India. Root made two half-centuries in the first two matches before getting ruled out of the final match due to an injury. Nevertheless, Root was selected for the 2017 Champions Trophy and was part of the ICC’s ‘Team of the Tournament. The same year he became the third-fastest batsman, in terms of innings, to score 4,000 runs in the ODIs. 2018 was a good year for Root as he scored 800 runs from just 19 innings. His performance saw him getting named in the World ODI XI by the ICC for 2018.

Joe Root was selected for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Root had an excellent start to the tournament, scoring three half-centuries in the first six matches. Joe Root helped keep England’s batting lineup together throughout the tournament. Root’s batting technique and keeping the scorecard running helped England throughout the tournament. As a result, he was named in the Tournament for the 2019 World Cup by the ICC. Root finished the World Cup with 556 runs from 11 innings.

Test Career

Joe Root’s Test debut came against India in 2012. He made 73 runs from 229 balls in his first innings. After this series, he was selected for the 2013 Tour to New Zealand. He ended the series with a paltry 88 runs. Following this, New Zealand toured England. He scored his first Test century in this series and finished the series with 243 runs. Root was then selected for the 2013 Ashes. He scored a century in the second match of the series.

He also took the first Test wicket in the series. He was then selected for the 2013-2014 Ashes series. However, Root failed to perform in the series and was eventually dropped for the last match for the series. He finished the series with 192 runs to his name. A series against India followed the Ashes in which Joe Root performed exceptionally well, scoring 518 runs and taking one wicket. As a result, he was named in the World Test XI by the ICC for 2014.

Root was selected for the England squad for the series against West Indies. The source continued his excellent form and scored two half-centuries in the first Test. In the second match, he scored his sixth Test century. After that, he was selected for the series against New Zealand, which he finished with 183 runs and a wicket to his credit.

Root was made the vice-captain of the Test team before the beginning of the 2015 Ashes. He scored a century in the first match of the series. He scored another century in the fourth Test match. He finished the series as England’s highest run-scorer and reached the number one spot in the ICC Test batting rankings. After this, another major Test series for Joe Root was against India in 2016. He had a mixed bag of performances as England lost the series. Root was the captain of the English team in the 2017-18 Ashes. England had a poor outing as they lost four out of the five Tests. Root failed to score any century in the series and had to retire in the final match due to gastroenteritis.

England bounced back and defeated India 4-1 in a five-match series. Root scored a ton in the last match of the series. After this, England toured Sri Lanka, where Joe Root secured his first-ever test series away win as captain. In 2019, while playing against West Indies in the third test match of the series, Joe Root exchanged words with Shannon Gabriel, the West Indies fast bowler. Gabriel’s use of abusive language resulted in him getting a four-match ban. Joe Root again had to taste failure as a captain in Ashes when Australia got their hand on the Ashes 2019 trophy. He also became the first English captain in 18 years to have failed to win the Ashes at home.

T20I Career

Joe Root made his T20I debut against India in December of 2012. In 2013, he was selected for the T20I series against Australia. He managed to score 90, not out in the first match of the series. Joe Root was established in the England squad for the 2016 World Twenty20. He scored a half-century in the final and took a wicket, becoming only the third player ever in an ICC World T20 final. He was also part of the series against India in 2016-17. He made 30+ scores in all three matches of the series.


Root was named as the full-time Test captain in February of 2017 after the retirement of Alastair Cook. He scored a century in his first match as the captain, becoming the sixth English Player. However, Root has been criticised for his captaincy, with critics often questioning his defensive captaincy, like in 2017-18 Ashes. Root’s batting average also dropped after picking up the captaincy.

Net Worth

Joe Root is one of the most respected cricketers of this generation, and his stature is also very high. Joe Root has a Net Worth of $3.3 million, around 22 crore rupees in Indian currency. 

His salary from ECB, The Hundred Tournament, endorsements, and investments contribute to his New Worth, placing him in the Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers.


2014Wisden Cricketer of the Year
2014, 2015, 2016ICC Test Team of the Year
2015, 2018ICC ODI Team of the Year
2015England Test Cricketer of the Year
2015England Limited-Overs Cricketer of the Year
2015Fan’s Player of the Year

Car Collection

  1. Range Rover Sports
  2. Rolls Royal Phantom
  3. BMW Series-4

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Riya Kapoor writes about lifestyle, entertainment, news and gadgets. She has been in this industry for almost 4 years now. She is a graduate from Delhi University with English Hons and had deep connection with writing since her childhood.

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