101 Facts About Joe Root

1. Joe Root defended the culture and ethos of the England team after sliding to defeat in the second Test against the West Indies, insisting that individuals were responsible for their own performances.

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2. Joe Root implored his England team-mates to take individual responsibility for their abysmal second-Test showing against West Indies.

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3. Joe Root is the only member of England's top six with a Test batting average over 40.

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4. Joe Root said: "It was a very difficult decision to make and easy to pick apart by how we have played.

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5. Joe Root admitted after the first Test defeat that leaving out Broad was the wrong call.

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6. Joe Root said: "It was a very difficult decision to make and easy to pick apart by how we have played.

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7. Joe Root has explained England's decision to drop opener Keaton Jennings and leg-spinner Adil Rashid for the second Test against West Indies.

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8. Joe Root believes his side is "more than capable" of bouncing back from their dismal performance in Bridgetown and, just as Denly is in a prime position to make the most of the opportunity presented to him, Root expects Broad to make the most of his chance, should he play at North Sound.

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9. Joe Root was similarly open-minded about Denly's future, meaning England's search for a long-term opening pair is by no means over.

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10. Joe Root admitted he missed a trick by leaving out Stuart Broad and playing two spinners in the first Test against West Indies.

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11. Joe Root was one of the few who was retained across formats.

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12. Joe Root was drafted into the playing XI for the final Test during the historic tour of India in 2012 and impressed instantly on debut with his skilled batting in the one Test and his handy bowling in the shorter formats.

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13. Joe Root has often been compared to Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan, two of Yorkshire's premium batsmen.

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14. On July 18, 2007, Joe Root made his Yorkshire 2nd Team debut against Derbyshire at Abbeydale Park.

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15. Joe Root is the third highest run-scorer in world cricket after 25 Tests, only behind Brian Lara and Rahul Dravid.

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16. Joe Root made his Twenty20 debut in the second of a two-match series.

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17. At the age of 15, Joe Root earned a scholarship to play for Workshop College.

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18. Joe Root is about patience, judgment, technique and extraordinary temperament.

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19. Joe Root said: "It was a very difficult decision to make and easy to pick apart by how we have played.

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20. Joe Root bemoaned a raft of soft dismissals amid England's second Bridgetown collapse, but insisted one horror week against West Indies does not make them a bad side.

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21. Joe Root was given a working over in the first Test defeat by Gabriel, who had him dismissed from a short ball in Barbados only to find out it was a no-ball, while Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler were actually removed by short balls from Roach.

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22. Joe Root requiring medical treatment for two successive painful blows to his hands as he gets ready for another pace examination in Antigua.

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23. Joe Root sustained two blows to his hands at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Tuesday as England's batsmen tuned up for round two of their battle with Shannon Gabriel and his fellow West Indies quicks.

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24. Joe Root had an influence on county teammate Gary Ballance's recall to the England squad.

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25. Joe Root was the 6th England player to score a Test century on captaincy debut.

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26. Joe Root became the first English captain to win a test series in Sri Lanka since 2001, thus ending a 17 streak.

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27. Joe Root made 38 in the second match as India won by five runs.

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28. Joe Root featured in the first match against the West Indies and scored 48 from 36 balls in a losing effort.

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29. Joe Root was not selected for the first T20I as England fielded an experimental side.

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30. Joe Root scored 134 off 166 balls, helping England to a total of 430.

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31. Joe Root performed more strongly in the third ODI, scoring 54, but England lost again, this time by 3 wickets.

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32. Joe Root picked up a wicket in New Zealand's second innings as England won the match by 124 runs.

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33. Joe Root scored 98 in the first innings to help England recover from a precarious position to post 389.

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34. Joe Root bowled 13 overs and took the wickets of Darren Bravo and key man Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the last innings as the match was drawn.

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35. Joe Root is the fourth youngest English batsman to score a double century.

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36. Joe Root took the wicket of David Warner as Australia cruised to a 6 wicket victory.

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37. Joe Root was dropped for the fifth Test and fellow Yorkshire teammate Gary Ballance was selected.

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38. Joe Root was selected at number 6 for the first Test as Michael Carberry was given the opening batsman role alongside Alastair Cook.

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39. Joe Root scored 57, putting on 133 for the first wicket with Adam Lyth.

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40. Joe Root attended King Ecgbert School, Sheffield and at 15, on a cricket sports scholarship, Worksop College as a weekly boarder.

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41. Joe Root became engaged to his girlfriend Carrie Cotterell in March 2016; their son was born on 7 January 2017 and they married in December 2018.

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42. Joe Root is the elder son of Helen and Matt Joe Root and grew up in Dore, near Sheffield.

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43. Joe Root is currently ranked fourth in Test batting and fourth in ODI batting rankings according to the ICC Player Rankings, having previously been ranked the best Test batsman.

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44. Joe Root was originally a right-handed opening batsman and occasional off-spinner, with a similar playing style to former England captain Michael Vaughan.

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45. Joe Root is often regarded as one of the best batsman in the world.

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46. Joe Root was found to have violated Article 2.8 of the.

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47. Sri Lanka vs England: Joe Root reprimanded for showing dissent.

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48. Joe Root thanks England supporters for their understanding in hotel mix-up.

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49. Joe Root sets the pace by giving his players a licence to thrill.

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50. Joe Root took on the spin challenge to register his 15th Test ton soon after the tea break as he.

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51. Joe Root has written to England spectators inconvenienced by the booking fiasco in Kandy's hotels expressing his sympathy for their trouble and his gratitude for their support.

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52. Joe Root pens letters of sympathy after fans are caught up in Kandy hotel fiasco.

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53. Joe Root poses with stranded England fans before getting punished for dissent against Sri Lanka.

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54. Joe Root made 124 in 146 balls as the tourists banished.

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55. Joe Root seized the moment with a perfectly-timed century in Kandy that put England in charge of an intriguing second Test against Sri Lanka.

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56. Joe Root leads from the front as aggressive England assume control.

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57. Joe Root will cherish his 15th Test century as one of his very best, but only if England's bowlers finish the job and seal a series win over Sri Lanka.

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58. Joe Root reached three figures on the third day of the.

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59. Sri Lanka v England: Joe Root says Pallekele hundred could be his best.

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60. Joe Root struggled to sleep on the eve of England's series-clinching victory over Sri Lanka but it did not take him long to realise he could rest easy with his fast-evolving side.

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61. Joe Root has set his sights on taking England to the top of the Test rankings after winning his first series away from home as captain.

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62. Joe Root targets World No 1 spot after England seal win in Sri Lanka.

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63. Joe Root targets No 1 Test ranking after England win series in Sri Lanka.

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64. Sri Lanka v England: Joe Root wants team to 'set the trend' in Tests.

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65. Sri Lanka v England: Joe Root pleased to practice what he preached.

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66. Joe Root has thrown his support behind Ben Stokes' move up England's batting order for the second Test against Sri Lanka in Kandy.

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67. Joe Root has opted for an unchanged side in Kandy with Ben Stokes moving to three as part of a batting order reshuffle.

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68. Joe Root was questioned about Dananjaya as it was announced that.

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69. Joe Root gives Ben Foakes the nod for second Test as England play waiting game over Jonny Bairstow's fitness.

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70. Joe Root says it would be "special" if England secured a Test series victory in Sri Lanka and their first away from home in almost three years.

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71. Joe Root says Ben Stokes eager to bat at three for England against Sri Lanka.

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72. Joe Root can make England team his own as winter of rare content beckons.

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73. Joe Root says the balance of the England team for the second Sri Lanka Test is 'ideal' for the conditions they will face in Kandy.

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74. Joe Root shares hopes for England to be number one in world after Sri Lanka win.

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75. Joe Root happy to make the difficult choices after emphatic victory.

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76. Joe Root admitted England have a welcome selection headache after romping to their first overseas Test victory for more than two years.

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77. Joe Root admits England face selection dilemma after emphatic first Test win over Sri Lanka.

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78. Sri Lanka v England: Joe Root relishing fresh competition for places as England seal landmark win.

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79. Joe Root reveals what England need to do to claim first away win in two years.

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80. Joe Root credits England's aggressive approach for first overseas Test victory in two years.

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81. Joe Root delighted that 'bold' approach paid off for England.

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82. Joe Root has left cricket purists in shock by fielding on his knees.

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83. Joe Root has credited England's aggressive approach for their first overseas Test win in two years, despite it getting his side in trouble on day one.

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84. Joe Root credits England's agressive approach for first overseas Test victory in two years.

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85. Joe Root leaves the field in Galle after England's resounding 211-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test of the three-match series.

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86. Joe Root says England's first away Test win in over two years represents a "fantastic start", but he is keen to now secure more victories in Sri Lanka.

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87. Joe Root challenges England to build on first away Test win for two years against Sri Lanka.

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88. Joe Root tells England batsmen to 'stand up' in Sri Lanka.

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89. Sri Lanka v England: Joe Root says tourists need to be 'bolder'.

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90. Joe Root has urged his England players to show they can cope without Alastair Cook as the captain prepares for his first Test without the country's leading run-scorer.

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91. Joe Root wants England to be brave on Sri Lanka tour.

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92. Joe Root took over as captain from Alastair Cook in 2017 and has overseen 10 wins.

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93. Joe Root calls for England to be brave against Sri Lanka.

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94. Joe Root hoping England can prevent Rangana Herath from retiring on a high.

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95. Joe Root admits England are ready to leave out Stuart Broad in favour of extra spinner for first Sri Lanka Test.

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96. On 6 August 2015, Joe Root became top ranked Test batsmen in the world for the first time aged 24.

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97. In the second Test at Adelaide Joe Root's scored 9 and 67 out of totals of 227 and 233.

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98. Joe Root made four in England's first ODI against the West Indies as England won the game.

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99. Joe Root made an unbeaten 46 in the first T20I as England won seven wickets.

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100. In the fourth Test Joe Root made 21 in the first innings, and although he made 77 in the second innings, he could not prevent England from suffering another defeat.

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101. In the second Test Joe Root scored 53 in the first innings, before making 25 in the second, although England suffered a defeat of 248 runs.

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