Ashes, these images of a young Joe Root in Sheffield attending school and during his formative years playing cricket demonstrate how he was obviously gifted from a young age. Long before he became the bane of Australian bowlers.
They also show that Joe is skilled with all types of bats and that. He chosen to pursue a career in ping pong instead of table tennis, which he also excelled at as a student, cricket’s loss could have easily been table tennis’ gain.
He joined Sheffield Collegiate CC, headquartered at Abbeydale Park. Following in the footsteps of his father Matthew and former Yorkshire and England player Michael Vaughan.
On July 18, 2007, Joe Root, at 16 years old, made his second team debut for Yorkshire County Cricket Club. By scoring 57 runs as a part of a 133-run first-wicket partnership with Adam Lyth. He made his first team debut in September 2009, two years later, and again seized the chance, leading the hosts in scoring at Headingly in a loss to Essex. Alastair Cook, a legend in Essex and England, was even caught by him on a spectacular diving catch.
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