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Joe Root

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Full Name: Joseph Edward Root
Born: December 30 1990 , Sheffield, Yorkshire
Country: England
County: Yorkshire
Other teams: England Lions, England Under-19s
Test debut: India v England, Nagpur, Dec 13-17 2012
ODI debut: India v England, Rajkot, Jan 11 2013
T20 debut: India v England, Mumbai, Dec 22 2012
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Off-spin


A superstar in the making, Root's acclimatisation to international cricket has been breathtaking. Tipped as one to watch early on, he made his breakthrough in 2011, nailing down a regular place in Yorkshire's first team and scoring a maiden century against Sussex at Scarborough. He was rewarded for his impressive form with a call-up to the England Lions squad and a place on the England Performance Programme. Root produced decent returns in the LV= County Championship in 2012, striking 738 runs at an average of 43.41 - the highlight being a sensational 222 not out versus Hampshire. ...

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