Joe Root of England has signed for the next IPL auction, which would take place on December 23 at Kochi. Root participated throughout the 2018 IPL auction however was unable to deal.
Because of his hectic schedule, Root’s participation in T20 competitions has been limited. He did, nevertheless, participate with Sydney Thunder throughout the BBL in 2018-2019, where he scored 93 runs, as well as Trent Rockets in The Hundred. Root does have a solid record for England despite not having appeared in a T20I since May 2019.
Root’s last appearance for England in the T20 format came in 2019.
The former England captain recently stated that he will seek out fresh possibilities in the shortest format.
“I would certainly debate going into the IPL draw quite seriously and hope to get exposure in that tournament. It would be great to get involved in the continuous enormity of each game and how much it means,”Joe Root stated
“I have no thoughts or feelings of retirement or slowing down or playing fewer formats,”Root said
“If anything, I feel a little bit more freedom with my time. I always used to get rested for the T20s and I feel like I got alienated from the format because I had not played enough of it. You can feel like you are getting left behind a little bit. Now, the next couple of years, might be a good time to explore playing a little bit more of that format and see how far I can take that side of my game,”Root added.
Root is now in the UAE preparing for the December Test visit of Pakistan. England will next embark on a two-Test trip of New Zealand in February of next year. In early 2023, England will also play white-ball series in South Africa and Bangladesh. England’s home season begins on June 1 with a Test against Ireland at Lord’s, followed by the Ashes. So Root will be available for the most of the 2023 IPL.