When it comes to the primal and hardest format of the game only Test cricket comes to mind. And when you consider Test there is only a common thread amongst cricket lovers i.e Joe Root. England Test Captain has carved a niche with such dominance as the most prominent batsman in the world.
Root is currently the skipper of the England Test Team and plays for the ODI team as well. He became the first player to score a century in his 98th, 99th, and 100th Test consecutively. No player has been able to achieve such feat and dominance in red-ball cricket. With 9278 runs in Tests, he is way ahead of his peers after 100 Test matches in international cricket and is currently ranked as the no. 1 Test batsman in the world in the ICC Player Rankings (as of 2021).
Born and growing up in Sheffield he followed his father’s footsteps joining Sheffield Collegiate County Cricket and his brother also played cricket at the school level. Root later joined Yorkshire and the team went on to win the County Championship title in 2014 and 2015.
In a devastating batting line-up compromising of Jos Butler, Bairstow, Morgan, and Stokes, Root provides stability batting at no.3 in case of a batting collapse. His cricketing shots and his backfoot play are always a treat for cricket lovers. He also does part-time bowling for England and has a total of 71 international wickets to his career tally.
Joe Root 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, which is around 22 crore rupees in Indian currency.
His salary from ECB, The Hundred Tournament, endorsements, and his investments all contribute to his New Worth placing him in the Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers.
Joe Root Salary
Being one of the highest-paid cricketers in the world his annual salary is roughly 8.15 crore.
He received a massive amount of £ 870,000 for his 2021-22 Central + White ball cricket contract with England Cricket Board.
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|Salary per year||Rs. 8.5 crore|
|Salary per month||$400,000 (approx)|
|The Hundred Salary||£125,000|
|Test Match Fee||Rs. 18.5 lakh|
|ODI Match fee||Rs. 10 lakh|
|T20Is Match fee||Rs. 5.1 lakh|
|ECB Retainer fees (2021-22)||Rs. 7.22 crore|
Joe Root Endorsements
The All-rounder is a reputed face in the cricket world and being the skipper of the England Test Team attracts many endorsements and sponsorship deals with many brands.
- Brew Dolphin
- New Balance
Joe Root House
Joe Root lives in his luxurious home in Sheffield, South Yorkshire with his family which is reportedly worth $1.5 million.
Joe Root Cars
The England Test skipper owns the latest models of Audi RS 5 and Land Rover.
Joe Root Career
Test Debut– 13 December 2012 vs India
T20I Debut– 22 December 2012 vs India
ODI Debut– 11 January 2013 vs India
- In 2010 he was a part of the England team in U19 Cricket World Cup held in New Zealand. He scored an unbeaten 70 against Hong Kong for victory. England team reached the quarterfinals before being eliminated by West Indies
- Root entered the international stage when he was just 23-years old but was one those guys who achieved maturity so quickly. He was named Vice captain to Alastair Cook in 2015 and replaced him full-time Test captain on 13 February 2017 following the latter’s resignation, making him England’s 80th captain.
- Root being a star batsmen is considered as the part of the “Big Four” batsmen in Cricket (Root, Smith, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson)and has featured in 100 Test matches for England and has amassed 9278* runs in the longer format. The batter also has 23 centuries to his name.
- In the recent Test match against India at Nottingham, Root became the all-time highest run-scorer for England.
|2010||19||Selected for the 2010 Under-19 World Cup|
|2015||24||Selected for the 2015 World Cup|
|2016||25||Selected for the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup|
|2017||26||Made captain of the Test team|
|2019||28||Won the 2019 World Cup|
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Joe Root Personal Info and Family
Joe Root was born in Dore,Sheffield to Helen and Matt Root on 30th December 1990 . He has three siblings a brother namely,Billy and two sisters Wanda and Amanda Root.
His family was of cricket lovers and he followed the footsteps of his father joining Sheffield Collegiate County Cricket while his brother Billy also also played cricket at the school level. Root later joined Yorkshire and the team went on to win the County Championship title in 2014 and 2015.
The following is Joe Root’s info:
|Full Name||Joseph Edwards Root|
|Known As||Joe, Shorty, The Golden Child|
|Birthdate||30th December 1990|
|Birthplace||Sheffield, Yorkshire, England|
|Height||6 ft (183 cm)|
|Parents||Father- Matt Root|
Mother- Helen Root
|Siblings||Billy Root (brother), Wanda Root, Amanda Root (sisters)|
|Kids||Alfred William (Son), Isabella (Daughter)|
|Batting Style||Right-handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm off-break|
|Team Associations||Yorkshire, England, England Cricket board XI, Sydney Thunder, Team Buttler, Team Root, Trent Rockets|
|Hobbies||Art, Handicraft, Listening Music|
|School||Dore Primary, King Ecgbert School(Sheffield)|
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Joe Root Wife and Kids
In March 2016, Root got engaged to his girlfriend, Carrie Cotterell. The couple tied the knot on December 1, 2018. Currently the couple lives in their luxurious residence in Yorkshire along with their two kids.
The couple first became parents in 2017 with the birth of their son, Alfred William and was again blessed with a daughter, Isabella in July 2020.
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Joe Root Awards
- 2014 – Wisden Cricketer of the Year
- 2014, 2015, 2016 – ICC Test Team of the Year
- 2015, 2018 – ICC ODI Team of the Year
- 2015 – England Test Cricketer of the Year
- 2015 – England Limited-Overs Cricketer of the Year
- 2015 – Fan’s Player of the Year
- 2021– PCA Player of the Year
Root was also appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2020 for services his to cricket.
Joe Root Unknown Facts
- Root had such passion for cricket since childhood he has been playing with his friends. His teammates used to call him Future England Captain because of his dedication and outstanding performances.
- His brother, Billy is also a cricketer.
- Joe Root loves playing guitar and traveling. His favorite superhero is Batman.
- He has a calm and cool attitude on and off the field.He is a prankster and has pranked many of his teammates.
- As dubbed by the New Zealand legend Martin Crowe he is a part of the “Big Four” batsmen alongside Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, and Kane Williamson.
FAQs about Joe Root
A. 8.15 Cr
A. $3.3 million
A. 30 years old (as of 2021)
A. Carrie Cotterell (m. 2018)
A. Joe Root lives in Yorkshire with his family.
A. He celebrates his birthday on December 30. He was born in 1990.
A. 2, Alfred William Root (born 2017) and Isabella Root (born 2020)