A mini-auction is going to happen on 23 December for IPL 2023. This auction will be held in Kochi. On the other hand, as the date of the auction is coming closer, big updates related to it are coming out.
Actually, Joe Root, the former Test captain and veteran batsman of the England team, wants to play in the Indian Premier League. For this, he is also going to give his name in the upcoming auction. Big franchises on the route can include them in the team by placing their bids.
Expressed his desire to play IPL himself
Joe Root has expressed his desire to play in IPL 2023 while talking to Daily Mail. Root said that 'he is thinking of playing in IPL, and he is expected to get exposure in this tournament. If he gets an opportunity to join the Indian Premier League, it would be great. Root also said that he was separated from T20, the shortest format of cricket, and he has not played many T20 matches.
At the same time, this news is also coming out. Big franchises like Gujarat Titans, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Sunrisers Hyderabad can bid to include Joe Root in their team.
There were no auctions in 2018
This is not the first time that former England Test captain Joe Root has expressed his desire to play IPL. Even before this, in the year 2018, he had given his name in the IPL auction. However, at that time no franchise had shown interest in Joe Root and Root remained unsold in that auction. However, now once again Root is planning to give his name in the auction. The root is also running in excellent form at the moment. In such a situation, this time many franchisees can bid on him.