Born on December 30, 1990, Joseph Edward “Joe” Root is an English cricketer, who plays for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and England. He was originally a right-handed opening batsman and occasional off-spinner, with a similar playing style to former England captain Michael Vaughan. However, he has played the majority of his cricket for England in the middle order. He made his debut for England in the 2012 Test series in India and made his ODI and Twenty20 International debuts on the same tour, before scoring his maiden Test century at his home ground of Headingley the following Spring against New Zealand. He is currently the No. 2 ranked batsman in Test cricket on the ICC Player Rankings and No. 10 on the ICC ODI Rankings.He attended King Ecgbert School, Sheffield and at 15 on a cricket sports scholarship, Worksop College in Worksop as a weekly boarder.Root followed in his father’s footsteps by joining Sheffield Collegiate C.C. Former Yorkshire batsman and England captain, Michael Vaughan also learnt his trade at Collegiate and was a source of inspiration for Root who became a protégé of his. According to Alastair Cook, he also became the 60th player who had played at Bunbury Festival that went on to play for England by 2013 as of June 2014.Root made his Yorkshire Second Team debut on 18 July 2007, against Derbyshire at Abbeydale Park. He scored 57, putting on 133 for the first wicket with Adam Lyth. He continued to represent the Academy side and was named Player of the Tournament as Yorkshire’s Academy won the Pro ARCH trophy in Abu Dhabi.
Identify the Player:
Questions of this week:
1. Name the team which defeated Pakistan in World Cup T20 match at Mohali on March 25, 2016?
2. Who is the general secretary of J&K Wushu Association?
3. By how many runs West Indies defeated South Africa in ongoing World T20?
4. Who is the highest wicket taker from J&K in First Class Cricket?
5. Who is Vijay Sharma (Handa) ?
Answers of the last week:
1. New Zealand 2. Mr Pangotra 3. 5 48 balls 4. Ashwani Gupta 5. J&K’s International Football player.
The best entry of this week was received from Ajay Sharma, Rajouri.
The other entries of the week were from Sourav Chopra, 126 Bakshi Nagar, Jammu; Kuldeep Kumar, H- No 10, Ustad Mohalla, Jammu; Sanjay Dhar, Lane-1, H.No-3, Upper Laxmi Nagar, Sarwal, Jammu; Rajesh Tandon, Talab Tillo, Jammu; Touqeer, Kishtwar and Vinod Koul, Durga Nagar, Jammu.
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