Yorkshire cricket's Joe Root has been called up to the England test squad for the first time - where he could fill the gap left by the retirement of Andrew Strauss. The 21-year-old. from Sheffield, began playing for Yorkshire Schools' sides in 2001.
Two years later he became the youngest player to be awarded a scholarship to the Yorkshire Cricket Academy at the age of 13. Root made his Yorkshire debut in 2009 in the Pro 40 clash against Essex at Headingley, scoring 63 from 95 deliveries to be his side's top scorer.
Later that year he signed a three year professional contract with Yorkshire, making his first class debut for Yorkshire against Loughborough MCCU in May 2010 as an opening batsman. Last month Root played for the Engand Lions against Australia A, making a total of 100 runs from three innings.