Joe Root is an English international cricketer who is the current captain of the England Test team. He initially was a right-handed opening batsman and occasional off-spinner, with a similar playing style to former England captain Michael Vaughan. However, he has played the majority of his cricket for England in the middle order. On 6 August 2015, Root became the top-ranked Test batsmen in the world for the first time aged 24. On 10 August 2015, he reached a Test batting rating of 917, his career high rating
Joe Root is the elder son of Helen and Matt Root and grew up in Dore, near Sheffield. He has a younger brother Billy, who plays cricket for Nottinghamshire. Root got engaged to his girlfriend Carrie Cotterell in March 2016; their son, Alfred William Root, was born on 7 January 2017. He supports football team Sheffield United.
Joe Root attended King Ecgbert School, Sheffield and at 15, on a cricket sports scholarship, Worksop College as a weekly boarder, where he learnt all the tricks of the trade
Joe Root followed in his father's footsteps by joining Sheffield Collegiate C.C. Former Yorkshire batsman and England captain Michael Vaughan also learnt his trade at Collegiate and was a source of inspiration for Root, who became a protege of his. Carrie Cotterell captioned, “An incredible day spent exploring the Caribbean Sea #coolrunnings”
Joe Root made his debut for England in the 2012 Test series in India and made his ODI and Twenty20 International debuts on the same tour, before scoring his maiden Test century at his home ground of Headingley the following spring against New Zealand. He is currently ranked third in Test batting and second in ODI batting rankings according to the ICC Player Rankings
In 2014, Martin Crowe called Joe Root one of the young Fab Four of Test Cricket along with Kane Williamson, Steve Smith and Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli, however, has outdone Joe Root so far in the ongoing five-match Test series between India and England.
Following the resignation of Alastair Cook, Joe Root was named as his replacement and the full-time Test captain on 13 February 2017 as the 80th captain of England. In his first match as the captain, on 6 July 2017, against South Africa at Lord's Root scored his 12th Test century with an innings of 190. He was the 6th (and highest scoring) England player to score a Test century on captaincy debut. He also had an influence on county teammate Gary Ballance's recall to the England squad. Carrie Cotterell captioned this picture, “Look at my new starfish friend #brave”
Joe Root led what was regarded as a comparatively weak English team to Australia for the Ashes series of 2017–2018, the urn being ceded by the conclusion of the third game of the series. Root's decision to give Australia first use of the Adelaide pitch in the second Test was questioned by some commentators, while others acknowledged that giving his bowlers first use of the ball in this day-night match may have given his team their best chance. Perhaps a more telling criticism was that of Ian Chappell of the Australian television Channel Nine commentary team, who claimed that Root's captaincy was too defensive, more concerned with defending runs than taking wickets. The loss of the series led to media criticism.
England Test captain Joe Root posted this picture of his fiance Carrie Cotterell, and captioned, “Lunch in Manchester with @ccotterell89 super mum, wonderful fiancee, useless with chopsticks!”
Joe Root on a dinner date with his beautiful fiance, captioned, “Beautiful night last night! @ccotterell89”
Joe Root shared this vacation picture with Carrie Cotterell, captioned “Best holiday I've ever had!!!!! @ccotterell89”
Joe Root shared this picture wishing all his fans and followeres a Merry Christmas, he captioned, “Merry Christmas from me and @ccotterell89 #oysterbox”
Joe Root's fiance Carrie Cotterell captioned this picture with their son Alfred, “Sad to wave goodbye to my gorgeous fiance. It never gets easier, but I’m so proud of all that you do and the sacrifices that you. Make our beautiful little family makes me so happy @root66, you are one in a million.”
Carrie Cotterell shared this image with Joe Root on Instagram, shortly after England won the Ashes 2015 series against Australia. She wrote, “What an amazing day! #Ashes2015 @joeroot30”
Carrie Cotterell and Joe Root party a lot, when the stylish right-hander is not donning the English colours on field. Carrie Cotterell wrote, “Welcome home, 10 jaegers too many @joeroot30”
Carrie Cotterell quoted this picture with her best friend as, “New year love with @embeatt #NYE”
Carrie Cotterell is known to be a party-girl, she captioned, “Friday night boozing #toomuchgin”
Carrie Cotterell captioned, “Looking forward to continuing the birthday fun and watching this babe tonight #thesmallesthead @joeroot30”
England captain Joe Root is flying high with his team's 2-0 lead over India in the ongoing five-match Test series at home. We take a look at his lover boy image off the field, where he spends quality time with his fiance Carrie Cotterell (Images courtesy Joe Root Instagram and Carrie Cotterell Instagram)
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