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Joe Root

Joe Root, born on 30th December 1990, hails from a rich cricketing background. His grandfather captained Rotherham CC in the Yorkshire League for several seasons whilst his younger brother.

Joe Root, born on 30th December 1990, hails from a rich cricketing background. His grandfather captained Rotherham CC in the Yorkshire League for several seasons whilst his younger brother, Billy, is a MCC young cricketer.

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.

Kohli’s ‘mic drop’ gesture adds to the spectacle, says Root

BIRMINGHAM: England captain Joe Root took Virat Kohli’s “mic drop” gesture in good spirit and said the India skipper’s mocking imitation of him had added to the spectacle of test cricket. England were cruising at 216 for the loss of three wickets on the opening day of the first test on Wednesday when an ill-judged call by Jonny Bairstow led to Root being run out on 80 following a brilliant throw by Kohli. Kohli celebrated the dismissal with a “mic drop” gesture, pretending to drop an imaginary microphone, just as Root…

Joe Root offers support for 100-ball format

Joe Root has given his backing to the new 100-ball format proposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), which is set to be introduced in a new eight-team city-based English domestic competition in 2020. The concept, revealed by the ECB last week, would see innings consist of 15 traditional six-ball overs, and a final 10-ball over. “It’s new, it’s definitely going to appeal to a new audience and I think that’s great,” England's Test captain told Wisden. “The more people we can get into the sport, the better.…

Roy record inspires England to victory vs Australia

MELBOURNE: Opener Jason Roy recorded the highest-ever one-day international score by an England player as the tourists finally had something to celebrate with a five-wicket win over Australia on Sunday. After their wretched Ashes campaign, in which they were beaten 4-0, the tourists chased down a hefty Australian total at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to win with seven balls to spare in the opener of the five-match ODI series. Set 305 to win, Roy's daring 180 helped England make 308 for five. The successful chase was…

Joe Root lines up for first IPL auction

NEW DELHI: England Test skipper and star batsman Joe Root is among 282 foreign players looking to play in this year’s big-paying Indian Premier League, the cricket board announced Saturday. The player auction for the 11th IPL Twenty20 tournament is set for January 27-28 in Bangalore, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said. Some 1,122 players will be on the auction block for the eight teams to bid for. Read More: Kohli earns record $2.7m salary for 2018 IPL campaign “The list that has been sent out to…

Australia complete 4-0 Ashes series rout of England

SYDNEY: Australia ruthlessly extinguished England's resistance to claim an innings victory in the fifth Ashes Test and complete a 4-0 series rout on the final day in Sydney on Monday. The beleaguered tourists, with skipper Joe Root weakened by a stomach bug and unable to continue batting, dissolved after lunch, losing their last four wickets for their fourth comprehensive defeat of the series. Paceman Pat Cummins led the Australian offensive in Sydney with four wickets for 39 to finish man-of-the-match and the leading…

‘Wiser’ England ready for Australian aggression, says Root

MELBOURNE: England were caught out by Australia’s aggression during the ill-fated 2013/14 Ashes campaign but captain Joe Root says they are fully prepared for short-pitched bowling and on-field chatter when the series kicks off in Brisbane next week. Root was a member of Alastair Cook’s side that was demolished by a Mitchell Johnson-led pace assault and sledged relentlessly throughout the 5-0 series defeat four years ago. Root, then 22, won praise for a defiant half-century in the Adelaide test but, like the rest of…

Root named England’s new Test skipper

LONDON: Joe Root has been named as new Test captain of England, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Monday. Yorkshire batsman Root, previously England's vice-captain, had been the overwhelming favourite to replace Alastair Cook ever since the Essex opener resigned as Test skipper after a national record 59 matches in charge last week. Root, who made his England debut under Cook, is now widely regarded as England's leading batsman. “It is a huge honour to be given the England Test captaincy," the…