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England captain Joe Root sets his sights on 2022 IPL

England Test captain Joe Root is planning to enter the IPL auction for the first time in 2022, according to The Telegraph.

The skipper has never played in the tournament and has not featured for England’s T20 side since May 2019.

However, The Telegraph has reported that Rooty has set his sights on next year’s IPL and plans to enter the auction – which will see nearly all players available due to the expansion.

The competition is set to expand from eight teams to 10 teams meaning there will be more opportunities available for overseas players to be involved, while England’s current schedule for 2022 does not clash with the competition.

Though he has not been included for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE, Root does have a fantastic record in the shortest format of the international game.

The Yorkshire batter has scored 893 runs, including five 50s, in 32 matches at an average of 35.72 and a strike rate of 126.30.

He has also proved handy with the ball on occasion, taking six wickets at an average of 23.16.

Given how well he’s played in India recently, you have to feel he’d be a very smart pickup for any of the 10 teams!