IPL 2023 Auction: World’s Best Test batsman Joe Root signs up for IPL Auction, Check who among PBKS, LSG, SRH, GT franchises could pick him, Check OUT

IPL 2023 Auction: Joe Root IPL 2023: World’s No 1 Test batsman Joe Root is alien to Indian Premier League. The former…

IPL 2023 Auction
IPL 2023 Auction

IPL 2023 Auction: Joe Root IPL 2023: World’s No 1 Test batsman Joe Root is alien to Indian Premier League. The former England Test captain has not really shown interest in T20 format in the past. However, with India hosting World Cup 2023, Joe Root is certainly interested this time. InsideSport understands that one of the franchises has shown interest in acquiring his service. Thus, Root has signed up for IPL 2023 Auction. While he is not looking to get a big amount, he wants to have an IPL experience. The likes of PBKS, CSK, SRH, PBKS and LSG might be interested in getting the reliable middle-order batter. Follow IPL 2023 Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.

Joe Root last registered for the 2018 auction. However, the batter could not attract offers and went unsold. His notable T20 outing was back in the 2016 T20 World Cup. He played a vital role for the Three Lions, scoring 249 runs at an average of 49.8 and striking at 146.47. It helped England reach the final. On that note, let us take a look at few franchises that might target Root in the upcoming auction.

Joe Root T20 Stats:

Format Matches Runs Strike Rate Avg HS
T20Is 32 893 126.30 35.72 90*
T20s 88 2083 126.70 32.54 92*

IPL 2023 Auction Date: BCCI ‘unlikely to change’ AUCTION DATE, MULTIPLE franchises request ‘date change’ for IPL Auction on Dec 23rd: Follow LIVE Updates

IPL 2023 Auction: World’s Best Test batsman Joe Root signs up for IPL Auction, Check who among PBKS, LSG, SRH, GT franchises could pick him, Check OUT

Lucknow Super Giants: Remaining purse: Rs 23.35 CR, Overseas slots: 4

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  • LSG had a decent run in their debut season as they reached the play-offs stage.
  • One of the main reasons for LSG successful run was their power-packed top-order.
  • However, it was the side’s middle order that was the major weak link in the batting line-up.
  • After releasing Manish Pandey and Evin Lewis, they need a batter at No 4 to play the anchor role.
  • Joe Root’s addition to the side could hand a major boost.
  • LSG have Rs 23.35 CR in purse and need to fill 4 overseas slots.

IPL 2023 Auction: World’s Best Test batsman Joe Root signs up for IPL Auction, Check who among PBKS, LSG, SRH, GT franchises could pick him, Check OUT

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Gujarat Titans: Remaining Purse: 19.25 Cr, Remaining Overseas slots: 3

  • The current IPL champions GT has a stable top order and lower order.
  • However, the same cannot be said about their middle order.
  • With Vijay Shankar shown the door, GT need a reliable middle-order batter at No 3 or 4.
  • Root’s inclusion in the squad can help solve this flaw in the line-up.
  • Hardik Pandya could use his services in the no. 3 spot to lay the foundation along with the openers.
  • The Titans have a total purse of INR 19.25 crore and they have 3 overseas slots to fill in.
  • As a result, GT might think too much about spending some bucks to acquire the services of Root.

IPL 2023 Auction: World’s Best Test batsman Joe Root signs up for IPL Auction, Check who among PBKS, LSG, SRH, GT franchises could pick him, Check OUT

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Punjab Kings: Remaining Purse: 32.2 Cr, Overseas slots: 3

  • Punjab Kings’ free-flowing batting style does not really fit in with Joe Root.
  • But with release of Mayank Agarwal, they need an experienced batter who can anchor.
  • Root has also shown of late that he can accelerate at his whim.
  • With Jonny Bairstow, he has already done that for England.
  • At PBKS, he can do that again if needed.
  • Furthermore, Root understands Indian conditions well and has been successful with his off-spin.
  • It could play to his advantage.
  • Punjab Kings have Rs 32.2 Crore left in the purse and still need to fill 3 overseas slots.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Remaining Purse: 42.25 Cr, Overseas slots: 4

  • SRH have let go of Kane Williamson and they are in desperate need of an anchor at No 3 or opening.
  • With Aiden Markram set to become captain, SRH already have that covered.
  • But Root’s experience could be an asset.
  • With Abhishek Sharma, Root can stitch together some good partnerships to lay the foundation for SRH.
  • If Markram misses out for any reason, Root can step in as captain as well.

IPL 2023 Auction: World’s Best Test batsman Joe Root signs up for IPL Auction, Check who among PBKS, LSG, SRH, GT franchises could pick him, Check OUT

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