Joseph Edward Root became famous from a very young age, due to his sound technique. His impeccable form in County would see him playing for England within two years from his Yorkshire debut. Joe Root barely had any dip in form as he started his international journey, consistently scoring runs across formats and soon becoming England’s first-choice No. 3 batsman. When Alastair Cook decided to give up his captaincy in 2017, the selectors found no one more able and consistent to hand the duties over to. With the pressure of leading the side, Root’s form remained unaffected and became one of the best players of his time.
Root took six Tests to score his maiden century but there was no looking back after that. Before getting Test captaincy, Root had scored two double-hundreds. Root tried his luck at the IPL 2018 auctions and was surprisingly not picked by any of the eight franchises despite his form.