Joe Root Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Joe Root Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 73 kg
Date of Birth December 30, 1990
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Spouse  Carrie Cotterell

Joe Root is an English cricketer who as of 2019, was the captain of the England Test team. His performance is matched with distinguished cricketers like Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Babar Azam, and Faf du Plessis. With time, Joe has also amassed a huge fan base with more than 1 million followers on Twitter, more than 1.5 million followers on Facebook, and more than 900k followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Joseph Edward Root

Nick Name

Geoffrey, Joe

Joe Root as seen in a picture taken during a match on January 2, 2014
Joe Root as seen in a picture taken during a match on January 2, 2014 (Naparazzi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Residence

Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

Education

Joe studied at King Ecgbert School in Sheffield. He was 15 years old when he joined the British co-ed school Worksop College with a cricket sports scholarship.

Occupation

Cricketer

Family

  • Father – Matt Root
  • Mother – Helen Root
  • Siblings – William Thomas Root (Younger Brother) (Professional Cricketer)

Manager

Joe is represented by the Phoenix Management Group.

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

73 kg or 161 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Root has dated –

  1. Carrie Cotterell (2016-Present) – They got married on December 1, 2018, and have a son named, Alfred William (b. January 7, 2017).
Joe Root as seen in a picture with his wife Carrie Cotterell as the Wimbledon in July 2019
Joe Root as seen in a picture with his wife Carrie Cotterell as the Wimbledon in July 2019 (Joe Root / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Attractive eyes
  • Tall lean physique
  • He has a beauty spot on the left side of the neck.

    Joe Root as seen in a picture taken during his visit at the University of Wolverhampton in February 2017
    Joe Root as seen in a picture taken during his visit at the University of Wolverhampton in February 2017 (University of Wolverhampton / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Brand Endorsements

Root has either endorsed or promoted various brands including New BalanceVillage Hotels, and Sky Sports.

Joe Root as seen in a picture taken during his Yorkshire debut at Headingley, against the Essex Eagles in September 2009
Joe Root as seen in a picture taken during his Yorkshire debut at Headingley, against the Essex Eagles in September 2009 (Matt Root / Wikimedia / CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Joe Root Facts

  1. He was brought up in Dore, a large village that is situated in Sheffield.
  2. Root joined the “Sheffield Collegiate Cricket Club” where his father also went in the past.
  3. When he’s not playing with the national team, Root plays for his hometown’s “Yorkshire County Cricket Club.”
  4. In the past, Joe and former captain of the England cricket team Michael Vaughan shared the same kind of playing form.
  5. Despite being an opening batsman, Root mostly plays in the middle-order.
  6. In the past, due to a series of unfortunate run-outs, his teammates affectionately nicknamed him “Geoffrey” after former Test cricketer Geoffrey Boycott who was also a native of Yorkshire.
  7. In 2014, former New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe named him along with cricketer Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, and Virat Kohli as the “Fab Four of Test cricket.”
  8. Root assumed the position of the captaincy of the full-time Test format team after former captain Alastair Cook had resigned on February 13, 2017. He is the 80th captain to lead the England team.
  9. In August 2018, the England and Wales Cricket Board titled him as the best ever “Test XI” on the day of their celebration of England’s 1000th Test.
  10. According to the ICC Players Ranking charts, as of late 2019, Joe was at #7 place on their “ICC Top 10 Test Batsmen” list and at #8 position on their “ICC Top 10 ODI Batsmen” chart.
  11. Joe considers former cricketer Michael Vaughan to be his source of inspiration.
  12. Besides his own game, he is also a big supporter of the soccer club Sheffield United.
  13. According to sources, Joe was attacked by Australian cricketer David Warner in June 2013 at a Walkabout bar in the center of Birmingham.

Featured Image By Joe Root / Instagram

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