He has never played in IPL. In the IPL auction of 2018, he was the victim of humiliation. Despite being named one of the best batsmen in the world, Joe Root did not find a team in the IPL, and remained unsold at auction.
There was a chance to see one of the best of the modern era in the IPL this time. But the collapse of England in the Ashes has shattered that hope. Now Root says he needs to expend his energy right now behind the England Test team. The English captain said that he has cut his name from the IPL auction this time.
England lost by 146 runs in the fifth Test of the Ashes in Hobart on Sunday, despite the possibility of a victory. The England players, who returned home after losing 4-0 in a five-Test series on arch-rivals Australia, are now being slashed.
The batsmen-bowlers of the team are being criticized, and his captaincy is being criticized in the case of Root, who has maintained some of the respect of England with the bat in the tour of Australia.
There are fears that the captaincy may be lost. That's why, for the time being, the focus is on saving the main job, the Test captaincy. Maybe he is giving back the attraction of IPL money at the moment because he wants to use all the usable cells of the brain to improve the performance of the Test team!
All-rounder Ben Stokes is also thinking of withdrawing from the IPL this time along the route. He wondered if he could handle the shock of a bad performance in the Ashes. The 10-team IPL auction will be held on February 12 and 13.