Joseph Edward Root or simply known as Joe Root is an English professional cricket player who currently serves as a captain for England Test team and Sydney Thunder. He plays as a right-handed batsman and occasionally an offspinner for England. Root has played for English county team, Yorkshire and was the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2014.
Currently twenty-eight years old, Root's net worth is approximately $3 million. Furthermore, the cricketer is married to Carrie Cotterell and shares a child.
Joe Root’s Net worth and Salary
As of 2019, looking at Joe Root's professional cricketing career his net worth combined with his assets and endorsement deals is estimated to be around $ 3 million.
According to several reports, he earned around $ 1.1 million as an annual salary from playing for cricket for England across all three forms of cricket which are Test match, One day international and Twenty 20 cricket by England cricket board in 2017.
Joe Root’s Married, Wife, and Personal Life
Currently 28, Joe Root stands at a height of 6 feet and weighs around 70 kg. He has an avid supporter, Sheffield United. Talking about his personal life, he is currently engaged to his wife, Carrie Cotterell in March 2016 after two years of relationship.
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His wife, Carrie Cotterell is a medical representative by profession.
The couple is blessed with a son, Alfred William Root who was born on 7 January 2017.
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Both the pair are enjoying a harmonious and healthy relationship with each other with no signs of divorcing or separation.
He is a devout Christian and was dragged into a controversy when he was caught in physical alteration and got punched by Australian cricketer David Warner in a nightclub in Birmingham in 2013.
Joe Root’s Bio and Early Career
Joe Root is of British nationality having white European ethnicity background. He was born to mother, Helen Root, and Matt Root in Dore, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
He has a younger brother, Billy Root who plays for English county team, Nottinghamshire and went to King Ecgbert High School and got a cricket scholarship at Worksop College.
Root cited former England Test captain Michael Vaughan as his inspiration, role model, and protégé.
Joe Root’s International Career
He made his Test debut against India in 2012/13 Test series and scored 73 runs and scored his first test century for England against New Zealand at Leeds, Headingley on 24 May 2013. Root made his international debut for England against India played on January 11, 2013, and scored his first ODI hundred for England against West Indies on 5 March 2014.
He made his Twenty20 debut against India by replacing fellow English team-mate Jonny Bairstow. Root took over the captaincy from former England Test cricket team captain, Alastair Cook on 13 February 2017.
In his first test as a captain for England, he scored a century against South Africa that had player led by Faf du Plessis on 6 July 2017.