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Joe Root Joe Root - England Cricketer Height: 1.83 m DOB: December 30, 1990

As England all-time leading Test cricket run-scorer Alastair Cook stepped down from captaincy after the 2016-17 tour of India, Joe Root was all set to take the charge of the Three Lions. Right from a young age, Root displayed tremendous maturity to acclaim himself to be a leader of the lot. However, along with the authority, came a heap of responsibilities. He remained consistent but started receiving constant criticism for poor conversion rate of century from a fifty. He made his Test debut against India at Nagpur in December 2012, followed by T20I beginning at Mumbai. He played his first ODI match in the same series against Inia at Rajkot in January 2013.

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Ashes 2019: England captain Joe Root 'bitterly disappointed' after crushing defeat to Australia

Cricket | Aug 06, 2019, 08:50 AM IST

England lost way after Day 1 of the Edgbaston Test and ended up losing the first Test of the Ashes by 251 runs on the last day of the game.

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England vs Australia, 1st Ashes Test, Day 1: Watch ENG vs AUS Live Match Online on SonyLIV

Cricket | Aug 02, 2019, 03:15 PM IST

England vs Australia Live Cricket Streaming 1st ashes test match, Day 1: Watch ENG vs AUS Live Cricket Match Online Stream on SonyLIV and TV Telecast on Sony SIX, Sky Sports in England and Channel 9 in Australia. Also, get Live Updates at IndiaTV Sports.

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Shoaib Akhtar selects the best among Kohli, Williamson, Smith and Root

Cricket | Jul 31, 2019, 06:31 PM IST

Shoaib Akhtar has picked the best among the cricket's current fab four - Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith and Joe Root.

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Ashes 2019: Full schedule, timing, squads and all you need to know about England vs Australia showdown

Cricket | Jul 30, 2019, 07:02 PM IST

England and Australia's rivalry go back to 1882 and with every passing series, it has intensified. This year's series will be the 71st and currently, the Aussies have the coveted urn, which they won in 2016-17.

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Search for experience could send Joe Root back to No.3 in Ashes

Cricket | Jul 30, 2019, 02:37 PM IST

England captain Joe Root has batted at No.3 for England before and could be back in that position despite preferring to bat two-down.

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Ashes 2019 marks the beginning of World Test Championship. FAQs and all you need to know

Cricket | Jul 29, 2019, 12:34 PM IST

The World Test Championship gets underway on 1 August 2019 and will comprise of the top nine teams in the Test rankings, who will play 71 Test matches in 27 series across two years.

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Ashes 2019: Joe Root seeks Ricky Ponting's advice on poor conversion rate

Cricket | Jul 24, 2019, 06:25 PM IST

Considered one of the best in the world, Root has the lowest conversion rate when compared to India captain Virat Kohli, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Australia's Steve Smith. 

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Test Match kits get a makeover, Ashes to kickstart jerseys with names and numbers on back

Cricket | Jul 23, 2019, 11:28 AM IST

The Ashes will see the end of a long tradition of test match jerseys devoid of player's names and numbers on the back.

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Joe Root feels Ashes is bigger than the World Cup and England are ready for Australia

Cricket | Jul 16, 2019, 05:50 PM IST

Joe Root said that the transition from one-day to Duke ball cricket will be easy for the team as England are set to play against Ireland in a four-day Test at Lord's from July 24.

Joe Root and boys ready for Mitchell Starc challenge

Joe Root warns Australia before World Cup semi-final clash: 'We can score quite nicely if they don't get it right'

Cricket | Jul 10, 2019, 01:00 PM IST

Joe Root believes England have done their homework and are ready to take on Australia's pace battery, led by Mitchell Starc in the second semi-final in the ongoing World Cup

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2019 World Cup | We've been successful against Australia, not worried about the game: Joe Root

Cricket | Jul 09, 2019, 09:18 PM IST

Joe Root talked about the game against Australia ahead of the side's semifinal clash at Edgbaston.

2019 World Cup: Root confident Australia will find it

2019 World Cup: Root confident Australia will find it difficult to beat England

Cricket | Jul 09, 2019, 03:41 PM IST

England's Joe Root is feeling confident that both recent and distant history have the tournament hosts ready for revenge in the rematch against Australia in the second semi-final of the ongoing World Cup.

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Keep emotions in check in must-win WC tie against India: Joe Root to teammates

Cricket | Jun 27, 2019, 04:08 PM IST

After an impressive start, England's campaign has tapered off owing to back-to-back defeats against Sri Lanka and defending champions Australia.

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2019 World Cup: Joe Root is the glue that holds the team together, says Eoin Morgan

Cricket | Jun 15, 2019, 09:48 AM IST

Joe Root became only the second England batsman to hit two centuries in a single World Cup after Kevin Pietersen, who smashed two centuries in the 2007 edition.

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2019 World Cup: Joe Root hits ton as England's dominant run continues with 8-wicket win over West Indies

Cricket | Jun 14, 2019, 11:17 PM IST

England defeated West Indies by 8 wickets to go up to second position in the World Cup table.

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Joe Root scores his second century of 2019 World Cup in match-winning innings against Windies

Cricket | Jun 14, 2019, 09:43 PM IST

Joe Root scored an unbeaten 100 to inspire England to an 8-wicket win against the West Indies in their group-stage game.

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ENG vs PAK: Joe Root becomes first player to score century in 2019 World Cup, Jos Buttler follows

Cricket | Jun 03, 2019, 11:09 PM IST

Joe Root scored 105, while Buttler scored 103 in the second game against Pakistan in World Cup 2019.

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World Cup 2019: Joe Root relishing opportunity to do something special at home turf

Cricket | May 23, 2019, 08:08 PM IST

England have won 58 out of their 88 matches since the 2015 World Cup and Joe Root believes that the results are an indication of the hard work that the boys have put in since their ouster in the 2015 World Cup.

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Ashwin's 'mankad' of Jos Buttler is a good warning before the ICC World Cup 2019: Joe Root

Cricket | Mar 30, 2019, 06:52 PM IST

Root is confident that his side will not indulge in the tactic.

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Joe Root looking forward to playing T20Is for England against West Indies

Cricket | Feb 27, 2019, 11:01 AM IST

England's Test captain Joe Root has played only 28 T20 matches for his country since making his debut in the format in 2012.

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