Joe Root Cricketer Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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While in college, Joe’s teammates used to call him FEC (Future England Captain), a position he attained later on. As a batsman he has had an illustrious career. Here’s his profile, achievements, stats and more.

Basic Information About the Joe Root

Full Name Joseph Edward Root MBE
Age 30 years
Born In Dore, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Bat Style Right-handed
Bowl Style Right-arm off break
Nationality English
Birth Date 30 December 1990
Height 1.83m
Spouse Carrie Cotterell (m. 2018)
Net Worth $3 million (i.e. about ₹22 crores)
Teams England Cricket team, Yorkshire, County Cricket Club, Trent Rockets, Sydney Thunder.


Joe Root’s parents are Matt and Helen Root and he is the eldest of three siblings, Billy, Wanda, and Amanda Root. 

Born into a cricketing family, Joe followed in his grandfathers and father’s footsteps. Like his father, he joined Sheffield College, where he was taught the cricket basics. As a result, Joe grew to become one of the best batsmen in the world. 

Joe Root Cricket Batting stats

Joe Root has recorded excellent scores in his batting;

  • For Test matches, he has played 109 matches, in which he has batted 200 Innings and recorded 14 Not Outs. He has 9278 runs, with the highest score being 254 and a batting average of 49.88. Joe has a strike rate of 55.02.
  • For ODI matches, Root has played 152 matches, made innings of 142 with the number of Not Outs 23. He has a record of 6109 runs, with the highest score being 133 and an average of 51. 34. His strike rate is 126.31.
  • In the T20I matches, Root has played in 32 matches, has 30 innings, and 5 numbers of Not Outs. He has 893 runs, with the highest score being 90 and an average of 35.72. Joe has a strike rate of 35.72. 

Joe Root Cricket Bowling Stats

  • With the 109 matches Joe has played in Test, his number of innings bowled is 101, and he has bowled a total of 3377. He has a record of 1743 runs, has smashed 29 wickets with an economy of3.1. Joe has an average of 44.69 and a strike rate of 86.59.
  • In ODI, Joe has a total of 68 innings and has bowled 1552 balls. He has a record of 1490 runs and 26 wickets. Joe’s economy is 5.76, with an average of 57.31 and a strike rate of 59.69. 
  • In T20I, Root has 9 innings, a total of 84 balls bowled, and 139 runs. He has smashed 6 wickets with an economy of 9.93 and has an average of 23.17. Joe has a 14.0 strike rate in the T20I. 

Career Information

Joe Root made his debut in the Domestic, IPL, ODI, Test and T20I careers as follow; 

Domestic Debut:

In 2007 Joe played for Yorkshire’s second team, where he made his first debut. With this success, he was promoted to the first team. He was elected for the Under-19 squad in 2010. 

The following year, Root made his Championship debut against Worcestershire. Joe was then made the captain of the Yorkshire team, which he led to win the County Championship title in 2014 and 2015. 

IPL Debut:

Joe Root first time to play in the IPL season was in 2018. He was in the IPL auction but did not get a bid for it. In the 2019 IPL, England denied him appearing in the tournament because of the 2019 World Cup. 

For the IPL 2021, Joe Root did not put his name for this league due to personal reasons. 

ODI Debut:

In 2013, Joe Root made his first ODI debut against India National Cricket Team. In this game, he made his maiden ODI fifty in the fourth match. Joe appeared with the 2013 tour to New Zealand, where he scored two half-centuries in the first two matches of the series. 

Test Debut:

Root’s Test debut was against India in 2012. He managed 73 runs from 229 balls in the first innings. Root was then included for the 2013 Tour to New Zealand. He finished the series with a paltry 88 runs. Root scored his first Test century in this series and finished it with 243 runs.

T20I Debut:

2012 is when Joe Root made his T20I debut against India. 

Joe Root’s Awards and Achievements

  • In 2013, he was named in England’s squad for the ICC Champions Trophy. He played a leading role in helping his team reach the finals and was even named in the “Team of the Tournament.” 
  • He was picked for the Cricket World Cup, where he was the youngest English Player to record a century at a World Cup after hitting a ton against Sri Lanka. 
  • Root was included for the tour to the UAE to face Pakistan in 2015. In this series, he made 145 runs and was named as 12th man in the World ODI XI by the ICC for the year. 
  • In 2013, he was named for the Test series, where he took his first wicket in the series.
  • In 2014 Root became the Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
  • In 2014, 2015, 2016, he got the ICC Test Team of the Year.
  • In 2015, 2018 Root got the award ICC ODI Team of the Year.
  • In 2015 he became the England Test Cricketer of the Year.
  • In 2015 he was awarded the England Limited-Overs Cricketer of the Year.
  • In 2015 he became the Fan’s Player of the Year.
  • In the 2017 Champions Trophy, he was part of the team and named the ICC in the “Team of the Tournament.” Later in the year, he became the third-fastest batsman, in terms of innings, to record 4000 runs in the ODIs. 2018 was an excellent year for Root as he scored 800 runs from just 19 innings. Because of this, he was named the World ODI XI by the ICC for 2018. 
  • He was named in the Team of the Tournament for the 2019 World Cup by the ICC. 


In 2016, he was named in the squad of the ODI series against India. Root registered two half-centuries before he was ruled out of the final match because he got injured. 

During the 2017 Test, Root was named the Captain of England 2017, but he failed to finish the matches due to gastroenteritis. 

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