Joseph Edward Root (born December 30, 1990) is a well-known English cricketer who was born in Dore, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. He represented England as a right-handed batter and occasional off-spinner.
Billy Root, Root's younger brother, is an MCC youth cricketer. He is Helen and Matt's eldest child. For many years, his grandpa Geoff Root captained Rotherham Cricket Club in the Yorkshire League. Joe, on the other hand, followed in his father's footsteps by joining Sheffield Collegiate Cricket Club.
England confirmed their final 15-man roster for the 2015 Cricket World Cup on December 20, 2014. Wellington scored 121 runs off 108 balls against Sri Lanka in the fourth group round match at Westpac Stadium on March 1, 2015. As a consequence, he surpassed David Gower to become the youngest English cricketer to record a World Cup century.
Root was chosen to tour India during the 2012-13 season. He made his debut in the fourth Test, which was held at Nagpur. The former England all-rounder became the 655th man to replace Paul Collingwood as captain. He batted sixth and scored 73 runs on 229 balls. Along with Kevin Pietersen, he became the team's leading run scorer, bringing the total to 330.
The pair proposed in March 2016 and married on December 1, 2018. The pair chose to marry in Joe Root's birthplace of Sheffield, where they exchanged vows in a traditional Christian wedding in front of their family and close friends.