England’s Test captain, Joe Root, who is currently playing the last Test of the Magellan Ashes Test series in Sydney, is tipped to be included in England’s T20I squad for the upcoming triangular series.
The triangular series is all set to start on the 3rd of February, when neighbours Australia and New Zealand meet at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The final will be held in Auckland at the Eden Park on the 21st of February.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is looking to rest their Test skipper, according to reports from England. However, the star batsman is determined to play in the limited-overs format.
Joe Root has somewhat struggled in Australia according to his standards, and is determined to feature for England in limited-overs cricket.
Reliable reports from England also claim that the right-handed batter is highly expected to put his name in the auction for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
However, we will have to wait to see his name in the auction, with the IPL Players Auction 2018 set to be held on 27th of January. The lucrative league in its 11th edition and will be played between April and May of his year.
Root has been looking to up his game, and wants to improve himself in the shortest format of the game.
What would be interesting to see is how the Englishman will manage his workload. The classy batsman could not inspire his team to much affect in the ongoing Ashes one, as England are staring at 4-0 humiliation.
However, Root is tipped to be rested during the ODI series in New Zealand, with an eye on the 2019 ICC World Cup to be played in England and Wales.
Nevertheless, Root would be a huge addition to the IPL auction, as he remains one of the finest batsmen in world cricket today. It will also be an opportunity for the English skipper to earn a huge contract and play in front of an adoring Indian crowd, who would be cheering him on.
England’s premier all-rounder, Ben Stokes, is a great example, with the Englishman earning INR 14.5 crore from the previous season of IPL, playing for now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiants.
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