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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.

Root backs ‘brilliant’ Cook to remain England captain

NEW DELHI: Batsman Joe Root has backed Alastair Cook to remain as England skipper, hailing him as a "brilliant leader" despite the team's woes on their current tour of India. Root, widely tipped to succeed Cook when the veteran skipper does make way, played down talk that he was ready to take the helm by telling reporters he was happy with his role in the team. Cook's future has been called into question after he admitted just before the tour that he could quit at the end of the five-Test series and that he was finding…

Mehedi claims five wickets to leave England struggling

DHAKA: Teenage off-spinner Mehedi Hasan completed his second five-wicket haul in as many matches as Bangladesh kept England on their toes in the second Test in Dhaka on Saturday. England has won the first test and leading the two matches test series 1-0. Resuming on 50-3, the visitors lost five wickets in an extended morning session on the second day to reach 163-8, still trailing Bangladesh’s first innings total of 220 by 57 runs. Joe Root, unbeaten on 15, offered the lone resistance for England with a fighting…