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Joe Root Birthday Special: 5 Lesser-Known Things to Know About the England Test Captain

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England cricketer Joe Root celebrates his birthday on December 30 (Monday). The England’s Test cricket captain has been a lucky charm for the England National Cricket Team in the recent past. Being a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler, Root is a dependable cricketer for England in ODIs as well as Tests. The English cricketer turns 29 years old on December 30, 2019 (Monday). As Joe Root adds one more incredible year to his life, we will look at five lesser-known things to know about him. SA vs ENG, 1st Test Match 2019: Joe Root Says ‘England Replacements Determined to Prove a Point’. 

Born on December 30, 1990, Root has played 89 Test matches and 143 ODI matches for England. His top score of 254 inducts him in the list of Test double centurions. He has smashed 7,359 runs in his Test career so far. He was also member of the England squad which won ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. England defeated New Zealand in the semi-final by boundary counts to bag the title. From Joe Root’s cricketer brother to William Thomas Root to his favourite football team Sheffield United, below are 5 lesser-known things to know about him. New Year Honours 2020: West Indies Legend Clive Lloyd Awarded With Knighthood; English Cricketers Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan and Jos Butter Also Honoured. 

 

  1. Joe Root plays for Australian domestic cricket club Yorkshire.
  2. Joe Root’s brother, William Thomas Root, is also a cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler.
  3. Joe Root supports football team Sheffield United, which is an English football club based in South Yorkshire.
  4. He was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014.
  5. He became the top-ranked Test batsman on August 6, 2015, at the age of just 24.

Well, I believe that you must have got to know few lesser-known things about Joe Root. The England cricket captain has been a massive support for England national cricket team in the past few years. On Joe Root’s 29th birthday, we at LatestLY, wish him many many happy returns of the day. Also, we wish the England Cricket star and Test captain a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019.

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