Joseph Edward Root is an English international cricketer who is the current captain of the England Test team. He also represents Yorkshire domestically. 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 is often regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. He fields predominantly at second slip or mid-on.