WA Today – Joe Root has entered the Indian Premier League auction for the first time but has said he will miss the competition in future if he thinks it is getting in the way of his England career.

Summary

  • Joe Root has entered the Indian Premier League auction for the first time but has said he will miss the competition in future if he thinks it is getting in the way of his England career.
  • Root has assured England he can handle the extra burden of playing in the IPL at a time when ideally he would rest and prepare for the summer captaining the Test side.
  • “When that World Cup does come around in a couple of years’ time, this is probably the best window of opportunity for me to develop that white-ball side of my game.
  • “It may be that I don’t have a great IPL but the best thing would be the exposure to different players and different ways of looking at the game, being under pressure for long periods of time.
  • Stokes, Root and Jos Buttler are the three leading England players among 282 overseas cricketers hoping for deals in the IPL auction on Jan 27 and 28.


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