Joe Root, former captain of the England cricket team and included in the list of veteran players, was not a part of England’s T20 World Cup team. This English batsman has now expressed his desire to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He can put his name in the mini auction to be held in Kochi in December.
Root said in a conversation with dailymail.co.uk, “I am definitely looking forward to going to the IPL tournament. If I get this chance, it will be great for me. I was always kept away from T20 format. I was starting to feel that I have completely moved away from this format because I haven’t played it much. In the next two years, I will see to what height I can take my game in this format.
Joe Root had given his name for the 2018 IPL. But none of the franchises showed interest in him and he remained unsold in the auction. Root has scripted many achievements in the last few years. He is one of the greatest batsmen of England. It is expected that if he puts his name up for auction this year, he will definitely find a buyer.
Root has batted in a total of 30 T20 innings in his international career. During this, he has scored a total of 893 runs at an average of 35.72. He has scored 5 half-centuries in T20 career and his highest score (90) has been not out. He made his T20 debut against India in 2012, but did not get to bat in that match.