Former Test captain of England Joe Root has admitted that he is planning to register his name for the upcoming IPL 2023 auction in hopes to participate in the cash-rich league for the first time.
The auction for the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) would be held in Kochi on December 23. Root also revealed that he is putting his name in the lucrative league to get some exposure in the tournament.
“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,” Root told dailymail.co.uk.
The star English batter feels that he got alienated from the shortest format because he had not played enough of it. Notably, Root registered his name in the IPL 2018 auction but went unsold.
“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,” said Root.