Joe Root is undoubtedly cricket's next superstar, adored by fans and the press alike for his incredible talent and his cheeky personality. At just 24 years old he has already scored nearly 3,000 Test runs, taken 12 Test wickets. Joe was the star of England's incredible 2015 Ashes campaign - his knock of 130 at Trent Bridge secured the series victory and saw him named by the ICC as the best batsman in the world. This is Joe's personal account of his speedy climb to stardom, from schoolboy cricket to early days with Yorkshire, culminating with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to an England team at the top of their game.
|Publication date:||23rd June 2016|
|Publisher:||Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
This son of Sheffield may have boyish looks and a cheeky sense of fun but underneath he is a steely character who has become, at 24, a leader and an inspiration to the many players of real promise around him. That real character shines through in Root's first book, Bringing Home The Ashes, which not only provides the story of England's triumphant summer, but also an insight into what makes this impressive young man tick -- Paul Newman Mail on Sunday
Joe Root is a product of Sheffield Collegiate, the same nursery that produced Michael Vaughan, while his patience and stubbornness at the crease had Geoffrey Boycott gushing that he reminded him of himself. The 2011 season proved to be a breakthrough season for Root as he made 1,013 runs at 36.17. His form earned him a call up to the England senior squad for their tour of India. He did not disappoint, marking his Test debut in Nagpur with 73 runs from 229 balls. Joe has become an increasingly prominent member of the England squad in all three formats of the game and in 2013 he ...More About Joe Root