Indian Premier League is without a doubt one of the most well-known T20 leagues in the world. Not just Indian players, but also international players, look forward to participating in the IPL. As a result, England Test captain Joe Root has indicated his interest in participating in the big tournament.

Root is planning to enter the IPL auction next year in the hopes of making his first appearance in the league. He had previously joined the auction but had never been chosen to play for any of the league’s teams. However, the tournament will accommodate two extra teams in the following edition, resulting in an additional 16 berths for international players.

Because England’s schedule does not conflict with the competition, Root’s participation in the IPL may be favoured. The auction the following year will be a mega auction, with nearly all players available for selection. As a result, his chances of being signed improve even more. The England test captain has expressed his desire to play in one of the most prestigious T20 competitions on numerous occasions. “At some point in my career, I’m desperate to be a part of an IPL season,” he remarked earlier this year when he announced that he wouldn’t be able to participate in this year’s auction due to national obligations.

Root isn’t in England’s T20 World Cup team and is instead preparing for the Ashes series. His performance for England in international T20 cricket, on the other hand, has been quite good. The batter averages 35.7 in the shortest format, and one of the main reasons he isn’t playing in it is that England wants to limit his workload.

He will now be in charge of the team during their Ashes tour in Australia this winter. Due to Australia’s rigorous Covid-19 guidelines, there had been some concern about the involvement of a few England players in the marquee series. Root, on the other hand, had stepped forward to affirm his participation in the series.