Joe Root gears up for IPL

One of the greatest batters in red-ball cricket, England's Joe Root has not been able to participate in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) but has expressed his desires to feature in it. However, after Ben Stokes has been appointed as the England’s Test captain, Root has found ease to get rid of "captaincy pressure" and obviously, meeting his lost form again. 

Root, putting an end to Test captaincy tenure, is now considering to taste, how it feels to play in the world's biggest T20 league. While expressing his desires to do so, the batter said he is thinking of registering his name for the upcoming IPL auction to be among the pool of greatest players from all over the world. 

“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,”

Notably, he has been a vitag cog for the national side in Test cricket, however, despite averaging decent in T20Is, he has not featured in the shortest format since 2019. Looking to make a comeback in twenty-over cricket, the batting delight said, 

“I have no thoughts or feelings of retirement or slowing down or playing fewer formats. 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,”