London. England’s Test captain Joe Root wants to debut in the Indian Premier League next year and will give his name in the 2022 auction. Root aspires to play IPL, which could not be sold in the 2018 auction. He has not been able to play in the T20 league till now. With the arrival of 2 new teams next year, their chances of playing have increased. BCCI will field 2 new teams in the 2022 IPL, which will make room for 16 foreign players. Mega auction is also to be held next year. Joe Root has scored 11 centuries against India in all three formats and has also scored more than 3200 runs.
According to the report of The Telegraph, Joe Root can be seen playing in the T20 league next year. Root had expressed his desire to play in the IPL last year, but did not participate in the auction again. He had to play domestic matches with the English team during this period. He had said, ‘Sometime in my career I want to play IPL. I want to experience this. But this year international cricket is so much that it is not the right time to participate in the auction.
Goal is to play in T20 World Cup
Joe Root has not got a place in the English team for the T20 World Cup 2021. Another T20 World Cup is to be held in Australia next year. Root wants to make a place in the English T20 team through IPL. England has won the T20 World Cup title once so far. This time he has got a place in the group along with Australia, West Indies, South Africa. In such a situation, it is being called Group of Death, because only 2 teams will go to the semi-finals.
Over 80 match experience
Talking about Joe Root’s T20 career, he has played 32 T20 Internationals for England. Has scored 893 runs at an average of 36. Has scored 5 fifties. The strike rate is of 126. Apart from this, this off-spinner has also taken 6 wickets. Talking about the overall T20 career, Root has scored 1994 runs in 83 matches at an average of 32. The strike rate is 127 and has scored 13 half-centuries. He has also played 109 Tests and 152 ODIs for England.