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Joe Root set to miss IPL 2024, opts out ahead of retention deadline


Joe Root set to miss IPL 2024, opts out ahead of retention deadline


England batter Joe Root has opted out of the 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League ahead of the retention deadline.

Root represented Rajasthan Royals last season, playing three matches and scoring 10 runs. The 2023 season was the first time that Root played in the IPL.

Rajasthan Royals’ director of cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, confirmed Root’s decision to opt of IPL 2024, saying his energy and experience he brought to the team will be missed.

“During our retention conversations, Joe informed us of his decision to not take part in IPL 2024. Even in a short span of time, Joe was able to create such a positive impact on the franchise and the players around him. His energy around the group and the experience he brought to the Royals will be missed. We respect his decision totally and wish him success in everything he does,” said Sangakkara.

Root has been a well-established name in international cricket over the last decade. He was a mainstay in the England team that won the 2019 ODI World Cup, beating New Zealand in the final.

Root has also been at the centre of the England Test team’s ‘Bazball’ approach. His growth as a player and the evolution of his batting have made him the backbone of England’s batting lineup.

Root, a stalwart in Test cricket, has amassed 11,416 runs in 135 matches, at an incredible average of 50.29, hitting 30 centuries, 60 half-centuries and five double hundreds.

In ODIs, Root has scored 6522 runs in 171 matches, at an average of 47.61 while striking at 86.77. Root has scored 16 hundred and 39 half-centuries in the 50-over format.

As far as the shortest format is concerned, Root has scored 893 runs in 32 matches, averaging 35.72 with a strike rate of 126.31.

Published By:

Rounaq Sehrawat

Published On:

Nov 25, 2023


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